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John Hoffman
John Hoffman
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Member Since
April 21, 2012
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23 hours ago
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about me

I started playing bridge when 6 high card points was the minimum for a one level response. I followed my parents' advice ("Never become a bridge pro"), and became a software professional instead, specializing in build, release, and infrastructure.

I compete well at times against high level opposition if I maintain focus and personal energy at the table. Play 2/1 with lots of gadgets, some borrowed and some home grown. Favorites include Good-Bad 2N, XYZ, Non-serious 3N. 

United States of America

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Does position change whether to open 1Maj or 1NT?
I would open 1NT because I mildly dislike rebidding 2D with this hand after 1S-1NT. I would be happier with 1S if the minor suit holdings were exchanged, allowing a more palatable 2C rebid. I expect that those who play BART should be happy to open 1S, planning to rebid ...
Peter Hasenson's bidding problem: T54 KT95 98 J532
Would most 3C bidders do the same if opener's range were 20-21 points?
David Boxley's bidding problem: KJ942 KT62 J QJ6
I think 3S is preemptive in this situation. J-6th and a singelton would be ok, or perhaps a smidge better but not much.
Steve Zolotow's bidding problem: J86 AQ6 T972 JT3
Despite the flat shape and concern about partner's trump length getting tapped by D leads, this has got to be close to the threshhold of a sound competitive raise. If I pass and partner balances with a double, I will bid 3S (right?) and partner will expect me to ...
Stefan Olausson's bidding problem: QT4 AKQT 97 AKQ6
Playing Good-Bad 2NT, this hand has a fairly obvious 3C bid (non-forcing invite) over 2D.
David Parsons's bidding problem: T94 J852 Q72 Q85
Minor clarification: 3N to show 5S and 4H is non-forcing in all of my partnerships that play Puppet Stayman.
Babar Mahmood's bidding problem: K2 A32 T976 AQxx
Based on the large number of abstentions, a more interesting poll would start with the rebid after 1H.
Paul Holmes's bidding problem: 32 AKQJ94 QJ42 A
4H, planning to bid 5D over 4S or 5C.
Ron Steele's bidding problem: 5 KQ6 AT854 AT42
Partner has the option of doubling (or making some other call) with above minimal values.
Jon Green's bidding problem: K KT7 QJ98763 73
The 7th diamond and the suit texture are enough to push this hand into the invite range. Your system has an edge in being able to describe this hand type directly, so take advantage.

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