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Kerry Kappell
Kerry Kappell
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June 24, 2015
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Teacher/Director/Professional Bridge Player. Almost always, the answer to bridge theory problems is transfers.

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Kerry Kappell's bidding problem: QJ52 KQ964 J42 8
I posted these two hands, not because I didn’t know what the right bid was, but because I was starting to question conventional wisdom. So, what you are saying is that conventional wisdom, from a bidding theory standpoint, is just wrong?
GF relays in Transfer Walsh
Transfer responses to 1 are ideally suited to symmetric relay treatments as there is more space available. For more on symmetric relays see: Symmetric: The Symmetric Relay Contract Bridge Bidding System Made Easy by Andrei Sharko https://www.pagat.com/docs/SymmetricRelay.pdf
Revisiting Raptor
Against a natural minor opening, I play: 1nt = 4+ & 5+ om (other minor) OR both majors strong 2 = natural 2 = 4+ & 5+ om 2 = majors, weak 2 = wjo (weak jump overcall) 2nt = 19-20 hcp, bal. Against a non-natural but not strong 1 opening ...
Conditional Shift
Even if you don't normally play obvious shift, I recommend obvious shift when dummy hits with a singleton.
He may have forgotten
Call the director! Let the director sort it out.
The Law: Declarer's Exposed Card
Hi Ed, “Doesn't a professional player, at the table with a client, have an obligation to wring out every possible advantage in obtaining a favorable result in behalf of he or she who has hired him or her?” Certainly some people think that but if professional players and experts ...
The Law: Declarer's Exposed Card
Note to all players who are less inexperienced with the law than your opponents: call the director! Don’t let yourself be bullied by opponents who think that they can apply the law at the table. And to opponents who know the law and the right ruling at the table ...
Best use for artificial 2NT opening
In his book “Symmetric,” Andrei Sharko uses 2nt as 11-15 with both majors. https://www.pagat.com/docs/SymmetricRelay.pdf
Best use for artificial 2NT opening
Dave K. - I saw this treatment used in conjunction with Symmetric Relay. Is this what you play?
NICKELL Wins USBC
I don’t know why he didn’t cash another heart...seemed free. Maybe he found the information he thought he needed?!?!
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