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Kerry Kappell
Kerry Kappell
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June 24, 2015
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Teacher/Director/Professional Bridge Player.

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The Best Convention Ever
Bill - Best laugh I've had in a while! Thanks!
The Best Convention Ever
Well, Gazzilli has been mentioned but not Gazzili. I'm surprised there isn't more competitive bids mentioned. So... 8) Raptor (1nt overcall).
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I wanted to put Reverse Flannery on my list. The problem is that I've never actually played it!
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"The 2nd point is also solved by "Reverse DONT" that Jim Perkins suggested above. I like that better, since I dont see any real downside at all with that approach." Now you've lost the unique bid for both majors. Bridge is all about the ________ suits. Reverve DONT is ...
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If advancer has club tolerance, he bids 2. If overcaller has clubs or clubs and a major, he passes. If overcaller had diamonds, he corrects to 2. If advancer bids 2 then overcaller shows his major if he has one, passes if he had diamonds and if ...
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Re: "Why 2♣? 2♥ seems more efficient to show majors, and preempts better against opps." You need 2 to ask for partner's longer or stronger major to cater to 5-4 hands. Also, 2 allows you to bid again with game interest. When the opponents open a strong ...
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To quote (paraphrase?) Michael Rosenberg, "There should be one bid for majors and it should be 2." I also think single-suited majors should be shown with one bid. Where one goes from there is up to you. There are lots of contenders out there: T-Landy: http://bridgewinners.com/article ...
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1) XYZ. Simplifies so many auctions. 2) Mini-notrump: 1nt = 10-12. It so often takes the opponents right out of the auction and when they do come in often find themselves in a world of hurt. 3) Modified Jacoby 2nt responses. Huge improvement. 4) Gazzilli. So good! 5) Landy-Meckwell hybrid. 6 ...
Club Ruling
Rightly or wrongly, I prefer not to take a "Secretary Bird" approach to rulings. The first two rules of directing are: 1) Everyone has to get a fair and unbiased ruling. 2) Everyone has to walk away from the table feeling that they received a fair and unbiased ruling. Note ...
Club Ruling
Re: "I was the director. (I told East I would treat his objection as an Appeal and let Bridgewinners decide.)" I love it! I'm going to try that too! Re: "They do not play negative free bids..." I didn't think they did but if they routinely respond at ...
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