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Ed Davis
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Member Since
Feb. 4, 2012
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about me

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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Jill Meyers, Sid Brownstein, Mitch Dunitz, John Swanson
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Attitude signal vs 3NT
Unless I have lots of choices of cards to signal with at T1 (e.g., when I have shown 5+ cards in the suit), there are only two messages I can send with the card I play. If our agreement is that my card says that either I have the ...
I play that redouble by opener shows a full stopper and pass by opener denies a full stopper. If opener passes, responder passes with a full stopper, redoubles with a partial stopper and runs with no stopper. If responder redoubles, opener passes with a partial stopper and runs with no ...
Defining Splinters and Exclusion Blackwood
David, In your post under "what I have come up with so far," you state "Exclusion with trump suit agreement is a jump above a splinter or keycard bid." I think that is the wording that caused the problem in the first place. For example, on the auction (all by ...
Jason Feldman's bidding problem: Kxxx x 9xx AJT9x
When partner opened 2, my hand was strong enough to expect that we might have a slam. The subsequent auction makes that now very likely. Even if partner has a balanced 22 HCP, his pass of 4 denying strength in hearts should be enough for slam opposite my ...
Record trump support; Partnership agreement
Regarding your notes, my guess is that your intent was for exclusion with trump suit agreement to be defined as a single jump in a suit that is one level above a splinter bid in that suit or one level above a keycard bid in that suit. If so, maybe ...
Trick Two
For those that play obvious shift signals, discouraging clubs means that partner has a high diamond and encouraging clubs means that he does not (the principle being that the auction and the suits in dummy define which suit is the "obvious shift" suit and 3rd hand's encouraging the continuation ...
Smolen Convention -- Is it used for 6-4 in the Majors?
My answer to the question is yes - use Smolen with 6-4 and also with 5-5 when responder is either going to stop in game or drive to slam - 5-5 hands that are invitational to slam are bid differently. I use transfers to show extra length in a major after opener ...
What do you play 1!h-2!s as showing (playing 2/1)?
I am also a fan of 1 2 being a multiple-meaning bid. I use three meanings for 1 2. My current GF splinter bids over 1H are 1 3 = 4-trump unknown-suit splinter with 10-12 HCP and 1 3NT, 4 and 4 ...
Competitive auction; Double is ....
Not so much what you allude to although that is worth consideration. And it might be right to play that overcaller's pass is forcing if opener runs. I just prefer that overcaller's action over 4 be completely voluntary, i.e., double = prefer to defend 4 / short ...
Competitive auction; Double is ....
Double is willing to defend 3SX. If the 3 bidder runs, double by partner is penalty and pass is non-forcing. If the 3 bidder runs, double is penalty and pass is forcing (thus you don't double 3 when that is the only contract that you expect ...

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