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Ken Matheis
Ken Matheis
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Member Since
Oct. 1, 2012
Last Seen
Dec. 16, 2018
Member Type
Bridge Player

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KM + YV (2018)
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Henry Bethe's bidding problem: K3 75 T96 KQJ973
My reg and I play overcalls of minors as natural, but even without that, 3 seems to be the best description for this hand. The only question then is, do we think we have a reasonable shot at 3NT, but I'm not so thrilled with my pard's ...
Michael Sun's bidding problem: KQ A743 JT AJ863
Ah, is 3 here asking or telling? I suppose there are several ways to roll that, one way being the following: NTer bids cheapest suit s/he has doubt about. If NTer has doubt about a masked suit (here, ), NTer returns to their transfer. So, under this, one ...
Steve Moese's bidding problem: 6 KQT4 A6 KQT854
Pard is missing the K, but has the A and at least one other club, so pard can ditch their losing diamonds without much work. Not gonna risk 7NT on a bad club break when 7 is extremely likely.
Yordan Boychev's bidding problem: JTxxxxx xx Ax xx
Yeah, there's no question here: you must bid. Pard is itching for a game, so let's give 'em the most information we can about our hand: 2NT.
Steven Allen's bidding problem: AJ9 AKxxx x QJxx
I chose the responsive double -- it seems to be the most accurate refection of your holding, though it may not help you find game. As for your pard's hand above, I can see the motivation for the negative double -- and had you bid a responsive double, he might have ...
Terry Beckman's bidding problem: KQ --- AK9752 KJ765
Yeah, pard is either weak or likes spades, possibly both, suggesting opps have hearts all day long. Since 5 of a minor is not in scope, I'll take my chances on defense.
Steve Bloom's bidding problem: J985 QT87 AQ5 64
Oh. Oh, that's nasty.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: 74 K9 AT94 AQ762
I "expertly" pass. Nothing like new experiences!
Sriram Narasimhan's bidding problem: QT AQT62 A AJ762
Not sure which context you're asking in, so I'll address both: If reg responds to my X with 4, I'll probably continue 4NT (Blackwood). If reg responds to my X with 3 and then we go 4-4, I'll likely pass.
Geeske Joel's bidding problem: 653 KQT9842 4 T9
Hm, weird. I'm too pessimistic to suppose 4 will actually make, so I'll try 3 first. Maybe opps will bid high enough to discourage a response. ::chuckle::

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