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Jeff Sapire
Jeff Sapire
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Dec. 18, 2010
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about me

I teach bridge for a living. (Before that I was in the sports betting business).

My favourite bridge book is Culbertson's Red Book on Play.

Reese and Kelsey are my two favourite authors - they opened my mind up to what bridge is really all about.

I've represented my country, South Africa, in a few World Championships, and always look forward to coming up against the world's best players.

When I think about how much of my life I've devoted to the game, I'm reminded of what the great writer, Somerset Maugham, said;-

'I would have children taught it as a matter of course, just as they are taught dancing; in the end it will be more useful to them, for you cannot with seemliness continue to dance when you are bald and potbellied; nor, for that matter, can you with satisfaction to yourself or pleasure to your partner continue to play tennis or golf when you are well past middle age. But you can play bridge so long as you can sit up at a table and tell one card from another. In fact, when all else fails - sport, love, ambition - bridge remains a solace and an entertainment.'

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When responder bids 1NT followed by 2NT in 2/1
David, have a look below at the link to Justin Lall's article; it may change your mind.
When responder bids 1NT followed by 2NT in 2/1
I was given a link to an article by Justin Lall, called 'A Good Convention', where he deals with this exact issue. https://justinlall.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/a-good-convention/
When responder bids 1NT followed by 2NT in 2/1
Richard, you clearly raise a good point about O not always wanting to take 3 bids with a 6-4 minimum, but I prefer sticking to Michael Rosenberg's approach; to show the 2nd suit after a 1NT response (we're not talking about hand types where 1 suit is particularly ...
When responder bids 1NT followed by 2NT in 2/1
Definitely easier, but I'm not sure about being more effective, Michael.
When responder bids 1NT followed by 2NT in 2/1
Comments noted Yuan; perhaps most people would prefer simple transfers.
When responder bids 1NT followed by 2NT in 2/1
Yes, I understand that Gazilli does take care of some of the hand types, but I wonder how many people play it? (Not that they would necessarily want to play this instead, I understand. But I still think there's a gap that needs to be filled.
When responder bids 1NT followed by 2NT in 2/1
Right about the principle, Ronald. I decided not to add any examples to an already lengthy post; perhaps it would have been better to have done so.
When responder bids 1NT followed by 2NT in 2/1
Michal, my apologies for overstepping the mark.
When responder bids 1NT followed by 2NT in 2/1
Stick to scientific papers then. Especially if you haven't anything constructive to say.
Takeout or Penalty/Cards #1
Bridge World Standard 2017 defines 5332 as balanced. I have no doubt that it has been this way for quite a long time now.
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