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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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2NT over a cue bid raise
Not sure I agree, Chris. When I play strong NT and inverted minors, I always insist that an auction like 1-2-2NT be forcing. That means that responder can't make the raise on hands that are both minimum and balanced. The advantage is that opener, holding a nice ...
2NT over a cue bid raise
Well, some of us are.
Josh Mullins's bidding problem: J2 AJT3 53 AKQ52
Actually, Ken, another perfect hand for leaping Michaels over 3 came up quite recently. I can't remember who posted it, though. Yes, of course, the convention doesn't come up often. The reason we decided to play it over 3 ONLY (including a few other ways to ...
Meaning of pass after (1M)-dbl-(redbl)
Ron: No, I wouldn't. I'd pass. Partner is unlikely to have 5 spades, but he might have a 5-card minor. If his shape is 3=1=5=4, I'd certainly rather play 2 than 1. If partner has both minors, he can bid 1NT to ...
Ethical problem
In 50 years of playing bridge, I have NEVER seen anyone hesitate for 2 minutes before playing a card at trick one, let alone 3 minutes. I think most people routinely overestimate the amount of time the opponents are taking, and underestimate the amount of time they take themselves. I ...
BIT - Who is right?
Kieran, you seem to believe I was arguing in favor of bidding. That wasn't my intention. At the table, I'd pass 4. What I do feel strongly about is that the UI doesn't suggest bidding one imajor over the other. When I said that you might ...
BIT - Who is right?
To me, the break in tempo doesn't particularly suggest bidding one major over the other. I'd bid 4 myself, if I were going to bid at the four level at all. I have better interior spades, it will be harder for the opponents to cause me to ...
Meaning of pass after (1M)-dbl-(redbl)
Ray, couldn't bidding 1 on that hand land you in a 3-3 fit? Partner usually has four cards in the other major, but surely double doesn't guarantee that?
Meaning of pass after (1M)-dbl-(redbl)
John, your agreement is hardly a fallback position. If I sat down to play with any experienced player, I would assume that his pass said, "you choose." I'd be right, too. Jeff is quite right about why so many people said "other." It's true that playing your way ...
Jeff Lehman's bidding problem: KQJ875 AK8 Q9 98
It's difficult to answer this problem without knowing what kind of game tries you play. I think this hand is (barely) worth a try, even at matchpoints, but I won't make one if I have to bid something misleading to do it. As Itzik points out, I doubt ...

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