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Ed Shapiro
Ed Shapiro
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 28, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
NABC winner NA Swiss Teams 1989
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Harrisburg Bridge Club
Favorite Conventions
Kaplan-Sheinwold, Blue Team Club systems
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Jump Reverse
Non-forcing, 5 and 6+. But I'd rather be playing canape.
What does this bid mean?
Do you play strong jump-shifts? If so, why does your example hand not qualify for an immediate 2?
Are you in shape? We weren't
As east, I bid 3, because it's natural bridge, absent lengthy discussions about follow-ups to many investigatory conventions. It's a test for me, an opponent, to be polite and avoid a major case of the giggles as EW try to untie the knot into which they've ...
Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
For partner to have that hand, you must play 1 P 4 as some kind of conventional bid. If our style is to set traps for ourselves, I guess we'd have agreed that this type of auction is not forcing. But isn't it normal that when ...
For years -- my regular partner and I played this long before it had a name -- a jump response, even 4 on this auction, was forcing. With less, we'd bid 2N, then bid game. Perhaps not most efficient, but very difficult to confuse, and I don't recall a ...
Open Philadelphia Discussion Thread
See also: LaBan is the Inquirer's restaurant critic and usually is spot on with recommendations.
2NT overcall of a Multi 2!D
Wastefully, perhaps, extended strong NT values in a hand with tricks, likely a decent suit somewhere, as opposed to a more amorphous hand of similar high card strength, that doubles.
Meaning of 2NT
I'm naïve about Good-Bad auctions, but why is it necessary here, after south has passed over 2? Assume it's not a psychic or semi-psychic control. And why not 3 at North's second turn? Given north's hand, on this auction, south will have 4 ...
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
For casual partnerships, after 1 - 1N - 2: Raise to 3 is better than an immediate simple raise with 3 trumps; 2 has similar high card values with 2 trumps. Mnemonic is 3 shows 3-card length.
Meaning of 2NT response to 2!C?
2 is natural, 2N shows 5+ controls, forcing to slam. Doesn't come up very frequently, but have had easy auctions when it has.

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