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Fred Pollack
Fred Pollack
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Member Since
Oct. 23, 2011
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Member Type
Bridge Pro
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Canada

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Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the Werhner pairs 2016, beating Italy in the World Bridge Games 2016
Favorite Tournaments
NABC
BBO Username
Fredp
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
Hi Jeff, Congrats for the Vanderbilt! Do you and Eric change strategy for the few times you guys play matchpoints/board a match ? With a 1453 or 1435 shape over 1D-1S, would you be more tempted to bid 1NT at matchpoints ? Thanks, Fred
How do you play the diamonds?
With 8 of them, it's an absolute guess. With a 7 card suit, A then Q would be a better percentage play.
How do you play the diamonds?
Both plays have the exact same probability of being successful
Is opening 2C with this hand an illegal psychic?
Let's say I hold Axxxx x Axxx Axx. My RHO opens 2C. Do I bid? Of course not. If my RHO holds x AKQJ10xxxxx x x, we could easily have a game. A 1NT or 2NT opening can be psyched, but a 2C opening can't be. To me ...
Is opening 2C with this hand an illegal psychic?
I would but unfortunately 7C makes!
Is opening 2C with this hand an illegal psychic?
Just my opinion.
Is opening 2C with this hand an illegal psychic?
2C promises defense which makes the hand AKQJ10xxxxx x x x unsuitable for the bid.
Is opening 2C with this hand an illegal psychic?
I agree that the ACBL rules do not prohibit opening 2C on hands like this. Allowing 2C on hands like AKQJ10xxxxx x x x is simply wrong. When you open 2C, you should be able to defeat the opponent's slam. Any strong player opening 2C with AKQJ10xxxxx x x ...
Is opening 2C with this hand an illegal psychic?
It should be absolutely illegal to open 2C with a hand like this.
Board 12 from the 11/03/2016 Common Game
Nancy: I was asked to analyze 6 hands in French for the Thursday game.
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