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Ed Herstein
Ed Herstein
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 13, 2010
Last Seen
April 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
I've been addicted to bridge since I was first introduced to it in high school. Over the years, I've come up with a number of bidding ideas, some of which have been published in The Bridge World.
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Attending the Canadian Nationals
Bridge Accomplishments
3800 MPs
Regular Bridge Partners
Jonathan Fleischmann, Yi Ouyang, Mike Graham, Gargi French
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Ann Arbor Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Canadian Nationals, Motor City Regional
Favorite Conventions
Fit jump shifts
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Trash Twos
It's worth noting that the primary purpose of Trash Twos is to make life hards on the opps, not necessarily to reach the optimum low-level contract. A simulation of 100,000 hands showed that without three-card or better support, responder has an invitational or better hand only about 15 ...
Trash Twos
True, but the opps can't be sure. Opener will have a six-card suit one-third of the time and responder can have three-, four-, or even five-card support. Knowing whether responder holds a high honor has proven to be very helpful on defense and we've yet to get burned ...
Trash Twos
I agree. My partners and I believe our results have been overwhelmingly positive, but it would be very useful to have some hard data so I'll start recording all our Trash Two results.
Trash Twos
My bad -- I left out a line (corrected above).
A Useful Inversion
All interesting ideas. I was attempting to suggest something useful without getting into transfer advances which, in one way or another, are likely to be a superior approach.
A Useful Inversion
Fixed it, thanks!
An awkward hand type
I prefer 2 - 2/ ; 2, followed by 3 (inv.) if pard bids 2NT
Advancing a Nebulous 2!C Response
With club length, responder may continue with 2, 3 or 3 if he'd rather show than ask (updated above).
Problem hands after 1!c - 2!s - X (Part 1)
That seems like a good answer to me, except that it probably wrong-sides 3NT when pard holds a spade stopper. Is this worth worrying about?
Problem hands after 1!c - 2!s - X (Part 2)
This poll was for people who didn't vote for 2NT in the first poll.

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