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Drew Becker
Drew Becker
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Member Since
Oct. 8, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Howard Liu
Favorite Tournaments
US Nationals
Favorite Conventions
short club, flannery
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Drew/Premek Chaos
5 cd majors, weak notrump
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How should these hands be bid playing 2/1 GF?
One nice bidding theory idea I’ve heard is that when you bid a simple 4th suit it (at least for the time being) denies interest in playing in that suit. Meanwhile, weird jumps in the 4th suit can be defined as natural extreme hand types (generally 6-5 or better ...
Over Their Weak Notrump
I don’t think you’d get as much utility out of being able to bid the diamonds hand as you would from being able to jump to 3h/s right away without having to worry about partner having diamonds. I’d play 3h/s directly as mixed (7-9 ish ...
Billy Rosen (1928-2019)
I was lucky to get to know and play bridge with Billy through the weekly home game that he played at in the Chicago suburbs. I knew every time I drew him that I was getting a chance to play with a legend. He didn't carry himself that way ...
PEPSI Wins Jacoby Swiss
Grand National Slams, II
Holding all the first round controls I think that I ought to have just taken a shot at 6 hearts on the last hand (I had the big hand). Partner rates to have a couple of cards and often 5 hearts on the auction and that seems like enough for ...
What is needed for opener of a limited bid to make a game forcing splinter raise?
Void splinters is probably a decent agreement too. You also have 2nt and 2s after 1d-1h that you can assign a meaning to--maybe a raise with a singleton somewhere?
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:
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.

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