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Drew Becker
Drew Becker
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 8, 2010
Last Seen
28 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Howard Liu
Favorite Tournaments
US Nationals
Favorite Conventions
short club, flannery
BBO Username
drewb
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
becker/dong
2/1
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Drew/Premek Chaos
5 cd majors, weak notrump
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Becker/Weinstein
2/1
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RIP Bill Wickham
Sadly, Bill just moved back to the Chicago area and began enjoying retirement a couple of years ago. I'm heading out now to the home game in the suburbs that he liked to play at. We'll pour one out for you bud.
Negative Doubles Over NT - Questions
For your question #5, opener can also bid 2nt natural in response to the shmack because the dbl shows values. good luck!
Flat Hand Double
check out this article: http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/off-shape-takeout-doubles/
Terry Adamik's bidding problem: KQJ A98763 A Q76
I'd definitely just overcall 1 heart--your hand is more than strong enough to reopen with a double if they raise diamonds, which seems like the most likely scenario.
Frank Lin's bidding problem: T652 AQ4 K83 A43
I never lie as opener because responder knows way more about my hand than I do about theirs. Responder gets much more leeway and can use judgement about whether to look for a major suit fit.
Mike Wolf's bidding problem: AK964 JT AQJ3 92
I'm passing pretty comfortably--I like the agreement in these situations is that the default bid is opener's major with 2 (instead of bidding a new suit with 4). With this agreement partner is fairly likely to have 5 hearts and if not will have spade shortness.
In the Well: Justin Lall
Hey Justin, Thanks for being in the well! What is your favorite memory from junior bridge?
Continuations after opener rebids diamonds
I play cheapest new suit is like 4th suit forcing--so possibly artificial and game forcing
Drew Becker's lead problem: Ax KJT QTx KT87x
Thanks for the votes--On the actual hand dummy was 3-1-3-6 with A-j of diamonds and q-j of clubs and declarer had 6-3-3-1 with solid spades missing the ace, A-q of hearts, K of diamonds and A of clubs. Without the ace of spades lead and trump continuation, declarer can ruff ...
Chuck Messinger's bidding problem: J9 KQJT6 4 A9873
I like the raise to 2nt as (17)18-19. I generally open 1NT if balanced with a 5cM, but if you want to open 1M with some 15-16 balanced it doesn't seem like you'd be giving up too much to rebid a minor over 1NT--you can still bid ...
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