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Florian Alter
Florian Alter
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Sept. 1, 2016
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The Right Order
There is something to be said for taking action with the East hand. East sees that the suits are splitting well for declarer and 7 looks to be a favorite to make. Bidding 7 gains if a) 7x is cheaper than 7H (small win) b) The opponents ...
How can you bid to 7!H?
This is a a less than average balanced 21 count. If I can open 20-22 balanced with 2NT, I think I am pretty much forced to do so.
Florian Alter's bidding problem: 4 KT987643 A6 A8
Agree. Both actions were very costly also.
Florian Alter's bidding problem: 4 KT987643 A6 A8
It exactly happened what Ben and Jack described above. Both opponents were minimum. I had the north cards and thought that 3NT was likely to make with the cards favorably placed for the opponents, so I put them to the test. That partner would bid 4 was beyond my ...
Florian Alter's lead problem: 5 QT764 K96 QT42
LHO: QJ9x AK9x Jxx Jx RHO: AK10xx J8x Qx AKx I led a heart and that shouldn't have been a success (declarer still managed to go down; as written above weak opponents). However, I am quite convinced that a is the percentage lead.
Can You Explain This Auction...?
I wouldn't even consider pass as being pessimistic. If 1NT showed something like (10)11-13, pass would be my choice as well. Note that 10 or 11 counts are more likely than 12 or 13 counts. And if partner accepts with a 12 count, you're probably not so ...
Florian Alter's bidding problem: 4 KT987643 A6 A8
I will post the full hand in one day or so. Then you can judge yourself if the bidding makes sense :)
Another Batch of Transfers
To a): the question is if there is any gain to play transfers compared to standard. If not, it's preferable to play standard To c): I saw that one. That made me think that it's probably not so useful to play transfers over transfers.
Nikos Delimpaltadakis's bidding problem: xx Qxx --- AKJxxxxx
If your plan is to get to 3NT, you can as well open 1. That doesn't wrong-side the contract immediately and keeps other options open.
Another Batch of Transfers
I really like the idea of playing transfers in this position. Especially if you play often there is a good chance that it sticks quickly and it looks fun to play. However, I wouldn't overdo it. My idea would be to play these transfers when the following applies: a ...

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