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Elliot Sternlicht
Elliot Sternlicht
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 6, 2011
Last Seen
March 30
Member Type
Bridge Pro
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Bidding and making 6H on a combined 19 points
Bridge Accomplishments
Diamond Life Master, author of a bridge book
Regular Bridge Partners
Riva Ko
Favorite Tournaments
ACBL Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Two-way checkback Stayman, ACOL 3NT opening
BBO Username
skipbid11
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Regular Stayman or Some Form of Puppet: (2x)-2NT-(P)-3!c
I play 3C as a transfer to diamonds, and a transfer into the opponent's suit as Stayman.
How do you reach this grandslam?
I don't see the need to open the bidding with the south hand. I think the auction should proceed as follows: South North Pass 1C 2H (fit-showing jump) 5D (exclusion RKCB 1430) 5H (one keycard) 5S (queen of trump ask) 7H
How do you reach this grandslam?
I don't see the need to open the bidding with the south hand. I think the auction can proceed as follows: South North Pass 1C 2H (fit-showing jump) 5D (exclusion RKCB 1430) 5H (one key card) 5S (queen of trump ask) 7H
Adam Kaplan's bidding problem: 5 A654 T4 A96532
A) No - I strongly believe that bidding a new suit over the opponent's takeout double promises either a five-card suit or a strong four-card suit that I want partner to lead. This heart suit does not meet these requirements. B) Pass - Now that I have boxed myself in by ...
Jim Breihan's bidding problem: KQJ543 --- K987 J65
This hand has too much playing strength for a weak two bid, as I can make a game opposite Axx of spades and Ax of diamonds. There is a good reason why you shouldn't open a weak two bid with a side suit void. This hand also lacks the ...
Partner's strategy?
If you play 2NT as a transfer to diamonds, partner can bid 3C if he doesn't like diamonds and 3D if he likes the suit. Over 3C, I can sign off in 3D, and over 3D, I can bid 3NT knowing that partner fits my suit.
What does a competitive raise by opener look like?
This hand is an advertisement for Good/Bad 2NT. With this hand, I bid 2NT, forcing partner to bid 3C, in order to compete to 3H with a weak hand and four-card support. With a better hand interested in game, I would bid 3H directly over 2S.
David Bailey's bidding problem: Jxx xx Kxxx Txxx
Partner does not know that I have four-card diamond support when I bid 2D. With no defense and extra diamond length, I bid 3D. Partner's double of 2H is not a penalty double - it is a repeat takeout double of hearts with extra values.
Jess Cohen's bidding problem: Q65 K7 K643 AJT4
Redouble followed by 2S should be a good hand with three-card support. If I had only two-card support and values, I would bid 1NT over the double. By redoubling, I get my partner involved in the auction. I intend to compete to 2S and double any bids the opponents make ...
Small or Grand?
Partner has cuebid hearts with a singleton or void, so I have no heart losers, but what am I going to do about my two diamond losers? Even bidding 6S is taking a chance that partner has something good in clubs to enable me to throw away a diamond loser.
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