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John Diamond
John Diamond
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Member Since
April 26, 2011
Last Seen
June 21
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
winning the Rosenblum
Bridge Accomplishments
won the Rosenblum, the Spingold, the Blue Ribbon Pairs, and the World Junior Championship
Regular Bridge Partners
Brian Platnick, Geoff Hampson
BBO Username
dimebags
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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What do you think?
Don: "I don't know a single expert who would pass the North hand white on red when partner opens 1♠, so I don't see how it could be a systemic agreement." I was referring to the hand in question. "What do I think? I think that East-West haven ...
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Surely if anything should be alerted it is the response. Imagine if the opening is alerted as limited but hardly ever passed, and then the next hand thinks for 45 seconds and passes (which is Authorized Info for responder), and then responder chooses to pass. The FBI will be at ...
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What should be alerted? The non-forcing opening whose range contains exactly what the opponents expect, or the response to it?
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Mike, I must admit that I would probably bid over 1M at favorable, no matter what I have. But I wouldn't expect every expert to do so, and I would not consider it stupid not to. The problem as I think we all see, is that what is standard ...
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And I did not say that no strong player would ever pass 1 at favorable. But I don't think that I would ever pass 1 at favorable with a singleton spade.
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I thought we were talking about the hand in question, not some other North hand. And are you suggesting that I might open 1M on a game force hand white on red, knowing that partner is very unlikely to pass? It's not something that had ever occurred to me ...
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What I mean is that if I sat down with (or against) an expert I had never played with before, I would be shocked if he passed the North hand.
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I don't mean to be so unsympathetic to East-West. But we have all been in situations like this at bridge when the opponents do something that we don't like, and it feels like we were robbed. And then we ask around and find out that we were just ...
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I don't know a single expert who would pass the North hand white on red when partner opens 1, so I don't see how it could be a systemic agreement. "I had a partner who told me he never passed when favourable in third seat with less ...
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What do I think? I think that East-West haven't been around the block very much. I think that complaining about North bidding 1NT is a joke. I would consider passing the North hand to be a heinous error.
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