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Kurt Schneider
Kurt Schneider
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Member Since
July 19, 2012
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March 23
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Bridge Player
about me

Canadian living in NH

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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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Paul Hightower's bidding problem: KJ75 AQ6 K632 AK
I agree - most would pass - that's my point. Let's change the hand to Axxx xx AQx xxxx. Would you still only raise to 3N? How about AQxx xx Axx xxxx? If not - then give me a hand with which you would make a slam try, but not open ...
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: KJ75 AQ6 K632 AK
You have 20pts, AK bare is over-rated. Would your partner pass Axxx xxx AQx xxx in 2nd seat? He/she might get excited with something like this, and you need two of: spade finesse, heart finesse, diamonds breaking to make the slam. So asking for KC is dangerous as well ...
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: QJ862 95 T872 A7
Since I don't play 2/1 or SA (I play a strong club), in the context of our very limited opening strength (max 14), this specific auction is not 'strong', but simply looking for a better MP landing spot. Again I use the example of the 44 club fit ...
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: J873 J92 K73 QJ2
Shows the power of not using total tricks when raising a preempt - it complicates the decision for the opps on whether to compete. I almost always raise 2M to 3M with Hx, and NV with xx. Same thing for playing 4cM and raising on three...
Which hands act over a 5m preempt, and how should advancer proceed?
Not to be a contrarian, but how often is this an issue? I can't remember the last time RHO opened 5m. And X is used in many different ways...
Monolingual
Or are you saying monolingual as far as a single bidding system?
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: 652 AJ3 K KQ7432
Partner could just as easily have had Jxx KQxx AJxx Ax and the 2 bid doubled for the lead (with KQxxx or better) making 3N (or 5C) a loser after the SA lead and spade continuation. Otherwise the direct jump to 3N would be a top.
GIB, Schmib
Don't agree - if I had more time and was able to set up the specific offensive and defensive bidding systems, we could have the bids more accurately reflect reality. Then certainly GIB would look at a narrower window of potential EW distributions and strengths for its internal DD simulations ...
GIB, Schmib
Sorry 2S is Cappelletti. I'll have to tweak the system database. Maybe tonight (EST).
GIB, Schmib
I can't specify what the EW hands actually contain other than to put in the bidding. Ginsberg has internal expectations based on 'standard' bidding in the 90's. In this case, the 'dialog' (see below) doesn't establish a presumption on spade length. Also note that GIB is playing ...
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