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Doug Bennion
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Creator of Bridge Buff, an early bridge-playing program, and Visual Deal, an early deal-generator.

www.bridgebuff.com

Author several Bridge World articles. Try out Jammer 2D!

Author Scramble Stayman! Don't settle for 1NT!

Still building, but worth a look! BridgeTooFar.blog

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Transfers after 2-level overcall with major-suit raises
Thanks Bruce We use them in situations where we don't think we need the classic neg X showing the unbid major. For example, any sequence qualifies where three suits have been bid, partner has bid one of them, and double is a legal call. So for example here (1 ...
The Multi Weak Only 2D Opening
Have they defined 'suit' ownership anywhere? 'Our 2 opener shows at least 1 club and a side 6-card major. We have been known to psyche the club.'
Transfers after 2-level overcall with major-suit raises
Yuan thanks for the writeup. I’ve toyed with playing transfers in many of those positions, beginning with Double and ending the suit below opener’s suit. That means you give up negative doubles, and have to use the call for the unbid major to show 4+ cards, not 5 ...
Transfers after 2-level overcall with major-suit raises
Yuan will probably get to this, but when we use transfers responder is expected to have some 'out' when he makes a suit transfer. He has either a rebiddable suit that is playable opposite shortness, or a strongish hand that can find some rebid, or tolerance for opener's suit ...
Your preferred defenses vs. 1NT
If partner or I open 1NT, I prefer the opponents play Cappelletti.
A matter of style ?
It's like any system, has pros and cons. I've played it for years in a weak-notrump context. Occasionally you miss a 5-3 M fit, the same way you'll often miss that fit when you open 1NT with some 5M332. You just double-up on missing those fits lol ...
Question for someone with access to a hand database
I get average clubs 4.2 in opener, 3.5 in overcaller, 2.6 in responder, 2.7 in advancer. Makes sense, advancer should equal responder (small rounding difference in above numbers).
Question for someone with access to a hand database
A proper database will be difficult to locate. Here is a crude sim that might get you started. Partner opens 1C (3+, not 5M, diamonds not longer), overcaller is balanced (including 5M332). Sim size is 50K. When responder has 0-1 clubs (14.2%), opener has 3 clubs 1.2%, 4 ...
What do you bid - seeking guidance on an UI problem
Before I simmed it, I chose 2 thinking a nice cross-ruff might be likely, you might be in a 5-3 fit, and Moysians sometimes play very nicely. As for the sim, if I give overcaller at least 5/4 in the majors, and 10-13 HCP or so, then this ...
1354 and 2353 minimum opener rebids
Thanks no I included 44xx hands, but excluded 55xx or more extreme, because responder would likely begin many of those with 1.
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