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Jack Hawthorne
Jack Hawthorne
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Member Since
May 23, 2017
Last Seen
Nov. 23
Member Type
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2/1 Modified
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Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Q84 --- AKT96 AJ965
In all competitive situations, I believe in showing as much of my assets as I can as fast as I can. Overcalling 2D might work if you get the chance to bid 3C or even double later. But I prefer to show my interest in 2 suits right away. If ...
Elke Weber's bidding problem: KT874 7 A973 865
This is IMPs. Partner probably has at least a stiff club. Passing at IMPs is a losing proposition. Slam is likely opposite as little as Axxxxx Axxx Kxx void. And it is not unreasonable to believe partner has more than that.
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: JT8xxx 98xx Ax x
I have to respect partner's signoff. We are probably "trump poor," and partner could have bid 4H if was interested in another control from me. Chances are I have killed a lot of his high cards in the club suit.
Rodney Lighton's bidding problem: K862 AK763 742 4
For what it's worth, in my Strong Club System, I use 2C to show any 7-8 loser hand with 9+ Major suit cards. Clearly, this hand is perfect for that treatment. Partner can safely bid 2D with no clear preference.
Better than Puppet Stayman?
Perhaps you could modify opener's rebids slightly to minimize the potential to wrong-side the contract. For example, 2NT = 5 s 3 = 5 s 3 = 5 s 3 = 5 s 3 = 44 minors maximum 3NT = minimum, nothing to talk about Responder can bid the intermediate suit ...
Jack Hawthorne's bidding problem: QJ93 KQ975 K4 93
I was hoping to hear from people that advocate for a Flannery-esque 2 overcall. 2 as a weak jump overcall has very little to recommend it. I don't play Flannery, but I like that concept here. I doubled at the table. My LHO bid 1 and ...
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
First of all, I don't think your suggestion would be ACBL legal, which was important to me. I verified that this treatment would be legal with the ACBL before implementing. Secondly, as Randy Pearson (above) stated, this is used with a Strong Club system, and our 2-level bids all ...
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
At last, a perceptive comment. Yes, opening this 1NT with long diamonds can be tricky. That is why we differentiated our rebids to allow opener to bid 2S with 3 spades and 5 diamonds, 2NT with only 2 spades and 5 diamonds, and 3C to show 6 diamonds. This allows ...
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
Unless you have played this or played against it, you can't appreciate how preemptive this treatment is and how inherently safe it is. When the opponents "balance," they often miss a game that would otherwise have been easy to bid. And when that game contract is not available, we ...
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
For some time, I opened 2H/2S with 10-12 and 5M332. This was very effective, but it did roadmap the defense. With the "Positional Asset Concealment" aspect of the "New NT," that advantage is removed. Since everyone knows what the NT bidder has, it is logical to display it on ...

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