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Bridge Winners Profile for Hank Eng

Hank Eng
Hank Eng
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 24, 2012
Last Seen
Sept. 26
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've always loved bidding theory, but recently I've discovered the joys and pains of partnership defense.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
My first planned double squeeze.
Regular Bridge Partners
Brian Bankler, RT, CDM
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Fiesta Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs, San Antonio/Austin/Las Vegas/Reno/San Diego regionals
Favorite Conventions
Takeout dbl; xfers (including xfer advances)
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Polish with Brian
Polish 1C (usually weak NT), UDA (obvious shift)
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v6.5 xfer Walsh
in midchart xfer Walsh, 2/1, weak NT, UDCA
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Mystery of Barry Crane
When I tried Paul's link, it didn't work. So, I found this other link:
what is this 3!D means ?
I know most of my local club players play it as a splinter; I play it as 5-5 with strong suits. So, I would never make it without discussion. (Most of my fellow club players also play fast arrival - I play picture bids.)
If a hesitation can be unethical can a quick bid also?
what about the confident No Trump bid with no stopper? This especially happens at the one-level, like 1C-(1S)-1N.
When two cue bids are available
Playing at the lower levels (club games) in San Antonio, many of my partners told me these showed the black suits after 1-p-1: dbl 1N 2 2 2N I convinced my three regular partners that you don't need 5 bids to show two hand types ...
What does this bid mean to you?
If the novice kibitzing the table says, "That bids seems unusual..."
Combined Bergen Raises
Hardy's raises work pretty well: 1M-2M three or four card single raise 1M-2N four plus card balanced game-force (Jacoby) 1H-3D under jump shift: 9-12, four card raise, undisclosed splinter 1S-3H under jump shift: 9-12, four card raise, undisclosed splinter 1M-3M limit raise: 10-12, four trumps or three trumps with ...
I heard this as a Ewen double (at least, that was the author's name on the book).
David Goldfarb's bidding problem: KQ2 864 AJ9 9654
Oops, you're right. I read the bidding too fast, but partner does seem to be sitting on a good overcall, without trumps, that wants to compete - a Pseudo Maximal situtation.
David Goldfarb's bidding problem: KQ2 864 AJ9 9654
Isn't a double here maximal, without extra trumps? But with just 8+8 = 16 total trumps, if we can make 10 or 9 tricks, they are going off 3 or 2 tricks, doubled.
Hank Eng's bidding problem: AT92 AKQJ --- AJ873
At the table, I bid 2NT and played it there. The opening lead was a low diamond and dummy had Jxx T9x JT8xx T9. 2NT was makeable, but I didn't keep track of the carding well enough and went down.

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