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Louis Dekker
Louis Dekker
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Member Since
Sept. 25, 2015
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Enjoy playing bridge and watching most other sports.

More interested in bidding than in playing, but that's probably because declaring is the worst part of my game Embarassed.


Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
2nd in Dutch Mixed Teams Championships 2015
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Ruit and 2Klaveren in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Thomas Berg's bidding problem: KJ4 KQ762 Q63 A5
I'd prefer double and even 3NT to 3. My hand could hardly be any worse for the bidding so far so if possible I'd bid 4 now
Bid this grand
Opening 1 really deserves 3x Pass :) We bid 2-2 (almost compulsory)-2 (1 or 2-suiter) -2NT (relay)-3 -4 -4 (2 losers)-7 1-1-2-4-4-4-4-4NT-5-7 with N opening
2d response to opening strong artificial 2C
I'm waiting for partner to describe her reason for opening 2. For some of these reasons she needs the 2 or 2 bid :) The sooner I know what she has the sooner I know if my hand has useful cards.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: T842 5 T8 AKJ987
And if do want to open 2NT with 4-5M - I don't object too much actually - but I would then bid 3 in reply to 3 indicating 4 cards in one or both M. Rather loose one than 4 's
How would you have acted?
It's actually a little more complicated. Not just the possibility that an Alert might not be required but what if it is expressly prohibited? Not saying that's the case here, but I've been in the situation that I wasn't allowed to alert where I was 99 ...
2d response to opening strong artificial 2C
Well, if strong 2 suiters are not included in 2 that obviously has consequences for further bidding and you might have less need of a waiting 2. I have played that "open 1 and hope you get a 2nd bid" style too but never felt too comfortable about ...
2d response to opening strong artificial 2C
Do you get strong 2-suiters across?
Forcing Pass
That 'disadvantage' is probably not as great as it might seem. In an auction without that splinter declarer will still know about it by trick 3 most of the time.
Ed Judy's bidding problem: 7 AQ972 542 AKJ4
Bill March's bidding problem: AJTxx --- QT9xxxx x
Or with screens: if the opponent on my side smiles :=)

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