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Jim Houghton
Jim Houghton
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Member Since
Oct. 8, 2015
Last Seen
Oct. 6, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Jim Houghton's bidding problem: J8 AQJT86 T4 AQ9
I wonder whether the vote would have been different had I presented these problems in the opposite order?
Jim Houghton's bidding problem: Q7652 K AJ5 AT87
When this hand came up, balancer held x AJx Txxxx Kxxx. Double dummy analysis showed that 1S can't make, and EW can make 2N. Vulnerability is decisive here.
Jim Houghton's bidding problem: AK432 Q8 QJ7 QT9
It might not be, but you will be down a bunch in 2N, the most popular alternative. Better -180 than -300 (or worse if east finds a double).
Bas Van Der Hoek's bidding problem: KQJT98 --- A7543 42
At this vul. pard will know I have a strong playing hand with limited defense.
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: KQ J7 AKJ52 T874
Seems clear to bid, as both sides have a 9-card fit (at least). Expect pard to correct to 4D if that is his minor.
Ron Lel's bidding problem: AK984 Q AT2 AKT8
Don't need much from partner to have good play for 3NT. Pass if opponents vul.
Hanoi Rondón's bidding problem: x xx AJ7xxx ATxx
Pick a slam - 6C or 6D.
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: QJT976 4 Q9632 8
They haven't made it yet, and sacrificing could be too costly if partner lacks diamond help. Other EW pairs might not be in 3N.
Goran Cekol's bidding problem: Q AJT KT7654 AK7
My hand is playable in 3 suits, and the overall strength compensates for the lack of a 4th heart. If pard bids 2N (Lebensohl), I'll bid 3D.
David Caprera's bidding problem: ATxx xxx Kxxx Qx
What else?

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