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Lynn Johannesen
Lynn Johannesen
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Aug. 19, 2010
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San Francisco Bay Area resident. Retired writer/editor.

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Thibault Wolf's bidding problem: AJ8 J64 KT9 9764
Partner made a takeout double, asking me to bid my longest suit. Since I have clubs, I bid them. Partner was surely prepared to hear me do that. It's wrong to bid 3. Yes, partner probably has four of them, but a 4-3 fit with partner's long ...
Claim Ruling
According to the Laws, I think the score is -200, and I believe that following the letter of the Laws IS ethical behavior. At club games, I don't usually follow my own standards, though. At the table, even in an NABC, I probably wouldn't call the director. I ...
ATB - Another Missed Game
Marty, the problem with this argument is that North need not have spade support. He can have 10-13 (or less) with a doubleton spade. He won't bid over 4 with that, but with bad breaks expected on the auction, a 5-2 spade fit won't play very well ...
ATB - Another Missed Game
Ken, it wouldn't require that "all the West players" open 1 instead of 4. Many certainly would. For example, Dale and I both would because our agreement about 4-level preempts is that they tend to deny the strength for a one bid, especially at favorable vulnerability. If ...
Bridge is Sixty Percent Bidding?
Me too, John. And I have never claimed to be an excellent declarer, let alone an exceptional one. At the club level, "competent" gets you pretty far.
Bridge is Sixty Percent Bidding?
Kevin, I think your second point is true, but not in the way you phrased it. It's almost certainly easier to become a "decent" bidder, however we might want to define that. Doing so requires a reasonably good memory for system, a certain amount of discipline, and a decent ...
Insufficient Bid
Paul, I'd want a lot of evidence that 2 is absolutely automatic. As Ed mentioned above, if that were actually the case, the 2 opening would be better described as a relay, or perhaps a marionette, instead of the usual "strong, artificial, and forcing." People who describe ...
Yusuf Sohtorik's bidding problem: KJT7 7 KQJ9764 7
Isn't 7 virtually cold even on a trump lead? You have 7 diamonds, 3 aces, and 3 ruffs in dummy. Even a high ruff in declarer's hand won't keep him from drawing trump.
Insufficient Bid
People keep saying that "If 2 conveyed no information, then clearly 3 is a subset of 2." I don't think that's the intent of the law change, and I think it would almost never be true. Even people who play 2 "waiting" or "semi-automatic ...
Drew Casen's lead problem: A8 K7654 Qx AJTx
At matchpoints, I would also go with the "field choice" of a low heart. It has several ways to gain (for instance, partner holds AJx behind dummy's Q and can make a timely shift to clubs, partner holds Ax or Qx in hearts and can get a third round ...
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