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James Huntington
James Huntington
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Member Since
Aug. 21, 2015
Last Seen
July 16
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Bridge Player
about me

First ACBL session 1973, first master point the next year, played pro in 1980s, took many years off, came back in 2000s, now playing almost only on BBO.

United States of America

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Bronze Life Master
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Sasha Cooper's lead problem: A6 AJ9843 32 T54
Not a weak jump overcall.
Any ideas about what yu should do after a forcing no-trump respnse to 1!S
Try a "bidding problem" on this.
Take out double?
Disclosure of style of take-out doubles
But if the purpose of a takeout double is to compete, isn't a quick-trick requirement just meaningless dogma?
James Huntington's bidding problem: J43 KQT642 6 K76
I know it's number country, but don't YOU hate passing on this sort of hand and then seeing partner's dinky little diamond lead?
Disclosure of style of take-out doubles
Sure! Over 2 certainly, and over 3 at matchpoints.
Disclosure of style of take-out doubles
It's strong enough, but when playing with a good partner who knows what reopening takeout doubles mean I'd overcall 2.
A "Taxing" Question
That decision is entirely up to the BOD. What would be the merits of having such a tax, except for raising more money, which the League probably doesn't truly need?
Disclosure of style of take-out doubles
I follow a modified version of Mike Lawrence's 30-plus-year-old advice, which was to focus on what you have in the UNBID suits, not the BID one. I require 13 total points, counting shortness in the unbid one at 1-3-5, with a minimum of Qxx in each unbid major AND ...
James Huntington's bidding problem: J2 AJT9863 JT A8
No, Goren would have taken the 11 HCP, added one for each doubleton, and subtracted one for each doubleton jack, ending up with 11.
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