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Kerry Kappell
Kerry Kappell
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Member Since
June 24, 2015
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23 hours ago
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Bridge Pro
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NYC Teacher/Director/Professional Bridge Player. Almost always, the answer to bridge theory problems is transfers.

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Meckwell versu Cappelletti
I’ve played the following and I love it: Kastrok (An Astro/Asptro variation): x = 4+ spades & another suit; 2 asks for the other suit if it’s a 5-card suit and is pass or correct. (A rebid of 2 = spades & 4-card minor.) 2 = 4+ hearts & another suit ...
Second Stayman
Run the 6!
Second Stayman
I mentioned, “Extended Stayman” so that one can look it up on the internet.
Second Stayman
“A good illustration of why one should not refer to a convention by name.” I believe you mean at the table when asked to explain an alert.
Second Stayman
I’ve seen that before. It’s usually called Extended Stayman. But now how does one show clubs and a 4-card major?
Kerry Kappell's bidding problem: QT9 QJ765 AK2 T5
I don’t think it was. I think if 2 was game forcing, I would have wrote that.
Kerry Kappell's bidding problem: AKJ93 A86 K43 42
This is what I normally do: 15 - judge it 16 - open 1nt 17 - open the major and rebid 2nt
Kerry Kappell's bidding problem: AKJ93 A86 K43 42
Thanks to all who voted. This hand was board 19 from the Monday (7-15-19) afternoon common game. Most pairs opened 1nt but I opened 1. Partner’s hand was: 8 7 Q J 9 3 10 8 7 A K 10 8 And, of course ...
Kerry Kappell's bidding problem: AKJ93 A86 K43 42
Good point. We had 3, LIPS (Low Information Puppet Stayman), available.
Kerry Kappell's bidding problem: AKJ93 A86 K43 42
2 isn’t a game force here as partner is a passed hand. Also, Drury is available to partner as follows: 2 = 8-11 hcp with 4-card support 2 = 10-11 hcp with 3-card support

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