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Ed Davis
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Feb. 4, 2012
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I am a retired software developer. I grew up, went to school and worked in Southern California. I live in Seal Beach, CA with my wife (Jamie), son (Michael), daughter (Sara) and our one year-old terrier (Gryffin [pictured]).

When I was introduced to bridge in my middle teens, I was fortunate that video games were not yet around to be a competing interest. My life as a teenager, like that of most of my friends, revolved around girls and sports. Little did I know then that the game of bridge would subsequently have a huge impact on my life (spouse, friends, vacations, free time spent playing, reading and thinking about bridge).

The reward from playing bridge for me is the sense of accomplishment that comes from doing something well. Bridge is, to me, constantly challenging and never boring. I also find bridge theory intriguing – in particular trying to think of more effective ways of bidding.

United States of America

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You have a good point about 4 being a reasonable target for game but that there might be a better strain if you are going to bid a slam. Over the takeout doubler's raise to 5, advancer should bid a slam (at least if partner is asking ...
Better Bidding of Potential Slam Hand
First, I think that responder is justified in bidding 4 to explore for slam. Opener’s hand is not bad for slam but it is also not good and, since I think (philosophically) that responder should be aggressive in looking for slam opposite a 2N opener, opener should resolve ...
I do not play Kit's "Relay Double" treatment as I prefer responsive doubles but I do add a "competitive 3 bid" to the "both minors" interpretation of the responsive double so that I can 3 bid over 3 as an invitation to game. If playing this ...
What is 3D?
I agree with those that think 3 shows 17-18 HCP and a 1=5=3=4 pattern. However, for me, the diamonds would be Axx. This would give partner a chance to be declarer at 3NT which would be positionally more favorable for us on the opening lead. And ...
What to do holding (5-4) in the majors after 1!C - (1!D)
David, I assume you mean "you will never start by bidding 1 and then reversing into 2." That is true. It is awkward to bid hearts and later bid spades because partner must raise the level of the auction if he prefers hearts and he can't pass ...
Pass vs Double
On the first auction, I play a second double at this level is again takeout but with extra values and short hearts. Having only three spades is, of course, a drawback. If they have sufficient distribution for the 4 bid, they may come close to making it but I ...
Answering the question above of "What does a free 3 bid show?" The answer is the same hand as above if not vulnerable or at matchpoints or with the same high cards but with a doubleton heart.
What's the thickest part of your system notes?
I am not sure this addresses questions within the text of your post but it does address the question in the title of the post. By a significant margin, the thickest part of my system notes are about what to do when those pesky opponents are in our auction.
North could have chosen to bid 2 over 2 but doubling and thus treating the hand as too strong for 2 would be my choice also. South's 4 bid IMO was better than the alternatives of 3 or double when vulnerable at IMPs. North ...
Responsive Doubles - What is "standard"?
Hi Joe, I think it is standard to play the double over (1m) X (1M) as penalty. The intention of most who double is no doubt to expose a psych although some may just want to show four cards in the suit with enough values to bid (which would have ...

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