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Kerry Kappell
Kerry Kappell
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June 24, 2015
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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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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
Delayed preference to strong-jump-shifter's second suit
I don’t see why 3 should deny 4 clubs. What if responder is 1444? I like the way south bid the hand - a good 3-card suit and a known 8+ card fit vs. a bad 4-card suit and no known fit.
(1!S)-X-(2!S)-?
“OK, reading all these good/bad, bad/bad, X =4♥ etc comments, so how do people propose to get to 3NT on something like 13 opposite 12 hands.” To quote the great Sam Lev, “You bid it.”
(1!S)-X-(2!S)-?
Bad-Bad-Good Better Minor Lebensohl: 2nt = bad with both minors, bad diamonds or good hearts 3 = semi-constructive 3 = good diamonds 3 = bad hearts x = hearts and one or both minors; 2nt asks for minor
Alternative to Lebensohl
Don’t call it Lebensohl, Transfer Lebensohl, Rubinsohl or Rubensohl. Call it, “system’s on.” 1nt - (2)- ? x = negative 2/2 = to play 2nt —> 3 = clubs, weak or gf 3 = Stayman, gf, at least one 4-card major, 3d by opener denies diamond stop but doesn ...
Invite with 8 points?
Dave — And this applies to hand evaluation as well. If partner is upgrading his aces and kings then you have to be downgrading your queens and jacks. Paul — I never thought I would be the one to say this but adjustments to the raw 4321 point count only go so ...
Alternative to Lebensohl
I find that most people have 5 diamonds for a Meckwell 2 call and if they are 5-4 the 4-card suit is almost always the major. Consciously or unconsciously, they are using diamonds as the anchor suit. Double as negative works just fine for me.
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