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Kurt Schneider
Kurt Schneider
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 19, 2012
Last Seen
Aug. 6
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Canadian living in NH

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Bidding and making 6CX with 10 combined HCP against perfect defense.
Favorite Conventions
Anything involving canapé
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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All the aces
My point to David is that club to Ace at trick 5 forces you to take a guess at a line - do I ruff 2 spades (then can't handle 5-0 or 4-1 diamonds (transportation)) or hope for doubleton CQ and 1 spade ruff. Club hook clarifies the situation immediately ...
All the aces
David - And if clubs are 1-4 and diamonds split?
All the aces
Same as Frances except hook the club on trick 5. More winning scenarios (but will lose immediately if 4-1 club split and LHO returns club).
Moysian Fit Declarer Play
Depends on form of scoring. IMPS - ruff club, duck round of diamonds, playing for 2 diamond losers and 1 heart loser. MP - ruff club, spade to K, ruff club, HK, SA, SJ (overruff as necessary). If over-ruff pull 2 rounds trump, go to dummy with DA and dump diamond on ...
2NT after jump advance of T/O double
The double and 2 bids are straightforward. Doubler must pass 2. The whole point of the double in the first place is that doubler can tolerate all the other suits. 2N shows a hand stronger than a direct 1N overcall.
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: KQ Q765 Q53 AK32
In my partnership partner's double shows four hearts, since our double does not guarantee four. Obvious 4 bid now.
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: AJ963 KQ2 84 KJT
You opened 1. Within the constraints of this choice, I would pass 1N unless 2N can show this specific shape and size. 2 is an option but it misrepresents everything about your hand.
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: T953 642 A52 KQJ
Double. No shape for a trump contract. Lead a heart and lead them again.
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: QJ84 KJT73 7 972
You have both majors and 7HCP. What's the hurry? LHO will open a minor or NT, and you can show your hand more accurately in a competitive auction.
Favourite Novelty Conventions
I've played a 10-14 HCP notrump denying 4M (except 4M333 is allowed) for years very effectively in MP. 2C (GI) is used as a range ask with 2D showing 10-12. All other responses show game accepts: 2M = M doubleton (32 majors, with 2N asking if interested for longer or ...
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