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John Schwartz
John Schwartz
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Oct. 8, 2010
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United States of America

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Tales from the Attic: A Well Played Hand!
Strong club, 4c major system
We open 3 - opening hand 6+ and no 4 card major. 3 asks for stoppers up the line. 3 major is forcing. Canape over 1 major only in the suit.
Strong club, 4c major system
Here is a short summary of basic system, written by Alan Truscott 30+ years ago. Archives | 1985 Bridge: Developer of 'Breakthrough' Offers a Treatise on Bidding By ALAN TRUSCOTT JULY 25, 1985 Those who are interested in bidding theory will find much food for thought in ''Bridge in the 80 ...
Strong club, 4c major system
A few years ago, partner and I were going through the same ruminations that you described above. We wanted to change system, but we want to play something a little off beat (OK - maybe really off beat). We subsequently switched to a system called Breakthrough. This is the system that ...
Looking for a hand record - 1972 Olympiad, QR3.
I have the official handbook from the 4th World Bridge Team Olympiad, but alas only the semifinal and final hands are completely reported.
10 card Solid or almost solid suits.
Famous hand from GNT in Chicago a few years ago. A A Void AQJTxxxxxxx
Contested Claim
ACBL has put out a set of videos on the new laws effective September 2017. The link is The first video deals with laws 68-70 claims and concessions.
Strong Club System With Reasonable MP Utility
Dang spell check..... Bob Sundby is the author (system played by Katz-Cohen in the 1970's).
Strong Club System With Reasonable MP Utility
You might look at Bob Sunday's Breakthrough system (strong club-4 card majors-2/1 NF). Some of the stuff isn't allowed in general chart events (1NT unlimited in response to 1N opener, 2NT opener showing solid minor). So, clearly modifications are required, but it has some answers to your ...
3 card major suit responses
This is from the GCC responses and rebids. #7. ARTIFICIAL AND CONVENTIONAL CALLS after strong (15+ HCP), forcing opening bids seem to be specifically allowed. Does this mean anything goes over a strong forcing 1 bid? That's certainly the way I read it. Paul Friedman in a prior post ...
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