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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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Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: T5 JT986543 86 2
In my experience, bidding my playing strength on this type of hand leads to getting too high. If we can make 4, partner will bid higher than that. Thus I go low, even at imps. That decision is probably influenced by my regular partner, who is a well-known optimist--though ...
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: Q632 QJ8 83 K732
It's impossible to answer this problem without knowing what double would mean (by either partner). We play double here is penalty (I know that's unfashionable, but that's what we play). At matchpoints, I'd chance it. At imps, I might be a coward and pass.
Strong Jump Shift Question
When we play SJS (only on some auctions), opener only raises the JS suit holding A, K, or Qxx or better. Thus, if opener raises the SJS, responder cannot hold the solid suit type, and his rebids show controls. A rebid in opener's suit shows support. In short, Chris ...
You be the director!
Actually, Dale and I play non-penalty doubles of weak NTs. We play Woolsey, so X still shows 4 of either major plus 5 or more of either minor. Against weak NTs, though, these doubles also show roughly opening bid values (in high cards, not just shape). In practice, we collect ...
Peter Hasenson's bidding problem: --- A986 AKJT6 AQ82
All the answers depend on your assessment of how partner would react to your double. In my case, I expect partner to pass the double with all weak balanced or semi-balanced hands. He would bid 2 only with a weak hand and 6 spades. On that assumption, I think ...
Should Michaels require an alert?
Ed, several directors at NABCs have told us that our 1 opening, which is not forcing and does not guarantee a good hand, requires an alert, not a "could be short" announcement. The reason is that we don't only open 1 on 4=4=3=2 hands ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: KQJx Jx AQJxx Tx
This depends on your agreements. Ours is that passes of redoubles are for penalties if you are sitting behind the person who bid the suit or if the auction is at 2NT or higher. Here, partner's pass is simply noncommittal, although it tends to deny four spades. Thus, I ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: KQxx Jx Axx KJ8x
John, I absolutely trust my partner. Our agreement, however, is that passes of redoubles are for penalties if the passer is sitting *over* the player who first bid the suit or the contract is 2NT or higher. You may think that's not the best agreement. You may well be ...
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: 986 KT42 A432 86
This hand is uncharted territory for me, since no partner of mine would ever have bid as this partner has done. My double is intended mainly to shut him up. I think we are likely to beat 5 no matter what he has, and I don't want to ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: A AQT8 Q7643 KJ3
Our agreement is that 3 shows a very good 6-card suit (say KQ109xx minimum) plus an outside card. That is, it shows a game-forcing hand with a very good suit. To me, that doesn't make it clear whether to bid 4 or 3NT here. We'll almost ...
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