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Kerry Kappell
Kerry Kappell
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June 24, 2015
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about me

NYC Teacher/Director/Professional Bridge Player. Almost always, the answer to bridge theory problems is transfers.

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kvmann
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Diamond Life Master
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Update: Zia and Cheek Win Platinum Pairs
Very gracious in defeat, Barry. Congrats to you, Glenn, Zia and Curtis!
Is pass forcing?
I think it’s reasonable to play forcing passes on when we bid a game vulnerable and the opponents bid over our game N/V. It just depends on partnership agreement. Mike M. - Usually your forcing pass shows two fast losers in the opponents’ suit and encourages partner to bid ...
Director Ruling
The strong silent type! P. S. The director is here. How can I help?
2c over major as limit raise or GF with clubs
I think the following structure is better: 2 = GF in c or d, 5+ cards; 2 asks then 2 = c, 2 = d 2 = 3+ cards in opener’s major, limit+
2c over major as limit raise or GF with clubs
Mid-Chart legal? Open and Open+ charts: “Note that almost all Agreements are allowed beginning with Responder’s initial action.”
1NT or 1C
The Woolsey Point Count can be found in Kit’s article, [url=https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/they-add-up/]They Add Up[/url] on the last page.
T-Walsh: responding with a weak Flannery hand
Re: “How do you bid the hand in the OP, though, assuming that the heart suit is too good for 1NT?” 1 - 1 1 - 2 = transfer to hearts (5+) with 4 spades And the one exception to the rule really should be: 1 - 1 ...
T-Walsh: responding with a weak Flannery hand
Helene — Here’s an idea that could fit into your overall system. After 1c - 1d; 1h - ?, 1s starts all auctions without 4 spades and any higher bid (except a rebid of the major) shows 4 spades. All of responder’s rebids with or without the 1s relay are secondary transfers ...
Which minor do you open?
If you play an unbalanced diamond (why wouldn’t you?) then after: 1d - 1M ? 1nt = 5+ diamonds (may have 4+ clubs) or 16+ hcp 2c = (31)-45 (or 1444 over 1s) 2d = 3-card major suit raise with 5+ diamonds, 11-15 hcp
Which minor do you open?
Changing the suits around: x-AQ82-K65-A9654, now everyone (save the strong clubbers) opens 1c and we’re down to fewer camps after a 1s response. Those who rebid 1nt with a small singleton, those who rebid 2c with 5 and those who don’t have a hard and fast rule.
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