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Kevin Cline
Kevin Cline
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 20, 2011
Last Seen
18 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Hamman saying "Squashed like a bug" after I squeezed him for an overtrick
Bridge Accomplishments
Won Flt A Swiss Dallas Regional 2010 with Michael Heymann, John Zilic, and Jeff Juster
Favorite Conventions
Two-way checkback stayman
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Bad Disclosure (Pass the cheese, I already have the whine)
Why can't you just click on the bid, which will prompt the bidder to explain? That's the great thing about online play -- there's no UI from that sort of question.
What card play concepts/conventions/treatments missing from the 2011 Encyclopedia of Bridge would you like to see included in the next edition?
I think it's time to stop printing it.
Explain this play
I expect that the bot calculated that no matter what, the defense was taking two tricks and declarer three.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: Q2 AT643 K7 KQ53
I voted for 2 but that could easily go -200 or more. At IMPs I pass. If I can double and then bid 2 over 2 without promising extra then I double.
Yehudit Hasin's bidding problem: KT54 AK84 A98 K6
It really depends on your agreements for responding. The modern trend seems to be respond on any excuse when short in partner's minor. My range for 1M 3M is 14-16HCP and a useful singleton or 18-19 balanced. With a good 16 HCP and shortness I splinter.
Yehudit Hasin's bidding problem: KT54 AK84 A98 K6
If your partner is responding on hands like KQxx xxx xx xxxx then 4 is too much.
Yehudit Hasin's bidding problem: KT54 AK84 A98 K6
That depends on your agreements but if you are also opening 1NT with this hand minus the K (14+) it puts a lot of pressure on responder with say KJxx/xxx/xx/Axxx.
Yehudit Hasin's bidding problem: KT54 AK84 A98 K6
Both Kaplan-Rubens and Kleinman evaluate this as 18. At some point a hand is too strong for 1NT. Responder will pass flat 8s, and many of those will afford good play for game. I would open 1 and hope to raise a 1 or 1 response to ...
Yehudit Hasin's bidding problem: KT54 AK84 A98 K6
I'm not worried about the difference between 1NT and 2 or 2. I'm worried about the difference between 1NT and 4 or 4.
Joshua Donn's lead problem: 872 QJ3 Q72 KT54
Not an auction where I want to get busy. It's possible there is an suit in dummy but most days there isn't. And it could be hearts since I have only three. If I had QJxx(x) then a heart lead would be more attractive.
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