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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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Beth Palmer (1952-2019)
This is such sad news. Dale and I knew Beth when she was a young player just starting to become a star. She was a tough opponent, but always a gracious one. Away from the table, she was a pleasure to be around. We will miss her. Condolences to Bill ...
Evaluate, obligate, partnership
David said, "In answer to you main question, I will reference Belladonna-Garozzo. When partner has cue bid, you MUST (emphasis theirs) co-operate below the level of game, except when partner has previously limited his hand an you know slam is impossible." I'd argue that partner HAS previously limited his ...
(3m) - X - (p) - 4NT ?
Agree, David. It's quantitative in our notes, too, but it has *never* come up, and I'm not at all sure that straight Blackwood isn't better.
Overcall with weak suit?
A factor no one has mentioned is what suit I hold. I'll overcall more aggressively with spades than with hearts. the 1 overcall actually reduces opener's room to maneuver. A 1 overcall doesn't prevent any rebid but 1, so it should be sounder. Finding ...
What To Do When Someone Acts on UI?
Ray, we have always played weak NT, and I played them with my first husband as well. I can't claim that we have *never* been in trouble after a balancing double on two small, but I can say that we are way ahead on balance playing this style. Opponents ...
U31 junior event
As someone who is older than Peg and a female, I also object to "girls." I would strongly prefer Oren's suggested nomenclature.
Help Newer Players Reach Slam
We would play 3 over 3 as forcing, but we play lebensohl. Without lebensohl, I don't know *anyone* who plays 3 forcing. It shows a good hand, but advancer is free to pass it with a bad hand. In what universe is 3 stronger than ...
What To Do When Someone Acts on UI?
Alan, I don't think N-S have an obligation to call the director as soon as the 2 bid is made. For all they know, East has a perfectly normal overcall. It is only when dummy puts down a 4x3 weak hand that N-S know that he may have ...
Hasta la vista, visa?
Richard, you are probably right that people subconsciously respond to partner's hitches. But all four players at the table are susceptible to the same tendencies, so doesn't that make it a level playing field? Personally, I wouldn't mind playing on tablets as long as it happened at ...
Hasta la vista, visa?
@Cornelia: Your assumption that I can't win without my table presence is seriously insulting. I attempted to engage with you in a polite manner. It would be nice if you tried to be equally polite. @Gonzalo: It's not true that I can't explain what I'm reacting ...

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