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John D'Errico
John D'Errico
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June 19, 2010
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about me

Semi-retired mathematician (numerical analysis, applied math, linear algebra, statistics, etc.) I like woodworking, especially wood turning. I enjoy writing up bridge hands, which I find can improve my own play, by forcing me to think about what is happening at the table.

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LTC 2!D bid
And I'm not saying your idea is not playable. When it hits the right hand for partner, you may get a home run in. (As an utter extreme, opening 7NT to show a balanced 4333 hand with exactly 12 HCP might work marvelously on the very odd day. However ...
Somedays you are the windshield
This should have been a poll, getting at whether East should have bid with that flat hand and giving the distribution away. At least make declarer work. ;-)
LTC 2!D bid
So these hands should force to a grand? AKxxx AKxxx xx x opposite x xx AKxxx AKxxx Since both hands have 5 losers. In actual play you may be lucky to make a game, IF you make the right guesses. Yes, I'll admit that normal bidding will still see ...
Seven Eleven
I'd bet that those who made 11 tricks had a Stayman sequence, showed hearts, then getting to 3NT. West chose not to lead a heart from the ratty suit, instead leading a spade. That gave declarer time to find 3 spade tricks, and helped them to find the jack ...
Save Bundy's Sanity
David - great advice, and as a perfectionist myself, it does hit home.
is wide range 1NT open allowed?
Assuming you do mean the ACBL, my reading of all the charts, basic through open+ seem to disallow any natural NT bid with a range larger than 5 HCP. They are effective 11/22/18.
is wide range 1NT open allowed?
Please be specific. What jurisdiction? ACBL?
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Corey - I DO see it as a failure of management. They chose to set an NABC in one of the most expensive venues I can think of. That they could not negotiate lower rates in paradise is not pertinent. They chose to spend our dues on their junket to paradise ...
Changing a card played after a revoke
Yes, I do recognize that the defender should not be able to ask that question. But it seems that, preventing them from being able to resolve the matter now should also allow East to play in a reasonable manner, not play in an unreasonable way. Had West not won the ...
Changing a card played after a revoke
My take, which in my opinion is just based on logic and the concept of restoration of equity, though perhaps not on the law itself... Lets say that South leads the diamond jack. West has a small diamond, but for whatever reason, ruffs instead. Declarer has dummy pitch the club ...

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