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John Holmes
John Holmes
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Nov. 17, 2014
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rubber bridge is my game

United Kingdom

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BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
I regard FNT as an integral part of precision
a weak hand with a long minor goes through the FNT. That's half the reason for playing it!!
BW 2/1: Serious 3NT
when you have a 4-4 major fit, one plays in NT IFF the hands are mirror images, for which purpose "Stayman in doubt" was invented
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
We brits don't need to put our name on stamps, like many other things we invented them Interestingly enough, until fairly recently even the British used England as a synonym for Britain The British Isles consists of Great Britain and Ireland with a few other bits and bobs; Great ...
Jacoby 2 NT response
I could see Jacoby being useful in 4 card major systems, but prefer baron in 5 card majors
Selena Pepić's bidding problem: AJ6 9 J754 Q7654
I am not bidding 4 anything. Why push them into a game that they didn't know they could make
Marginal Balance
Skid Simon was making extremely light TOX's back in the horse and cart days I have been known to double with less than 8HCP green vs red
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
I regard 2/1 as GF as unplayable with a strong notrump as you have to rebid 2NT to show a pile of garbage, far better to open the pile of garbage 1NT and play there It's also easier to penalise a SNT
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
Since the one diamond opener in precision can be as light as 9HCP with six diamonds I don't play 2 as game forcing
I like Richard's structure

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