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Jack Spear
Jack Spear
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Member Since
May 3, 2012
Last Seen
April 25
Member Type
Bridge Player
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United States of America

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BBO/OKBRIDGE
BBO Username
jspear
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Jack Spear & Tom Kniest
2 over 1
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Jack Spear & Don Stack
2 over 1
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Chuck Said & Don Stack
2 over 1
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Jack Spear & Steve Stewart
2 over 1 except suit rebid
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Tom Kniest & Don Stack
2 over 1
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Copy of JS Strong NT sect 021716
varied NT10-13 1,2 nonV - all other 15-17; 1M-2!c could be 2
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Jack Spear & Robert Weaver
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Yuan Shen's bidding problem: J32 K3 AK42 AJT5
Baze played 12-16 hcp balancing NT, 2 asks, respond to Stayman with min, bid 2N with max, then restart Stayman/transfers over 2NT. I became a convert after picking up a couple hands like this one...
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Some opponents who play "could be short" 1 openings do so to utilize 1-level transfers to the majors. Others just want to have the 1 openings promise 4-card length. Others use the 1-1 response to deny a 5-card major. When to play (1)-2 ...
Mark Jones's bidding problem: AT6 --- AKQ84 AKJ97
Partner might have the same thought, "Partner will know what to do," when bidding 5 freely on his working 2hcp, Q-fifth.
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Clearly for me, double is lead-directing by default, similar to defense to stayman, bergan raises, and other artificial bids. When I was ruled against, I had to stay up past midnight, going through screening, waiting for committee appointment, etc, to get another lousy 1/2 point at board-a-match scoring.(But ...
I apologize for this question
We received a director ruling that our double of 2 is takeout unless otherwise agreed (if undiscussed). 100% of the players where this subject has come up (admittedly small database) advised it would be lead-directing(in the case of 2+ length) in their partnerships.
Larry Sealy's bidding problem: Q962 T96 8532 A7
5. Good things seem to happen when bidding an undisciplined 5 on hands like this, where everyone is guessing. And if they do bid on, I like the idea of a lead. (Of course if they double, I will run to 5.)
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: KTxx QTxx JT xxx
Thanks for running another simulation. Setting the parameters to run simulations is frequently a challenge. If wide point-ranges are stipulated, the generated hands always tend toward the more common lesser hands, skewing the results in favor of passing 3 in this problem. I like the 65% result of 3 ...
I apologize for this question
1M-2="either clubs or balanced" (promising 2+) is an alert, not a pre-alert. This was not alerted against us in a national mixed teams, where a lead-directing double of 2 on the KQTxx would have defeated 3NT. Following the tardy alert of 2 after a 2NT rebid ...
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: KTxx QTxx JT xxx
Yes, suit quality is too time consuming. This slightly effects the outcome in favor of passing, but just giving partner the A would be better. 7H with 10-15hcp 6H with 13-17 5H with 16-19 Parameters are often difficult, but very interested, thanks.
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: KTxx QTxx JT xxx
Thanks for taking the time to investigate with a simulation. I will ask my guy to do something similar. I think that parameters to construct the 3 overcall would be challenging, yet have a big effect on the outcome. Perhaps it is psychologically more appealing to win with "bid ...
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