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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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Me too. You need to clone Debbie.
Overcalling 1NT with a singleton
Oddly enough (or, at least, contrary to conventional wisdom), passing on that hand or on somewhat weaker hands is often a winning strategy opposite a weak NT opening. Whether you bid nonforcing Stayman or transfer, escaping to hearts give the opponents more ways to enter the auction. A natural 2 ...
Overcalling 1NT with a singleton
Well, I wouldn't say that it "proves" you don't have an agreement, but it's certainly good evidence. The tone of your response suggests that you thought I was attacking you. That wasn't my intention, and I'm sorry if it seemed so to you.
Overcalling 1NT with a singleton
Drew, what would a double of 1NT mean in your partnership? In ours, it would be for penalty, and it would suggest primary diamonds. If the opponents stayed in 1NT, you should have been able to score *more* than your potential game. If double would have been defined as takeout ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: AQT2 AKJ AK976 9
It feels to me as if 6NT is a reasonable gamble at matchpoints. Certainly it won't be cold, and 6 is, as Richard observed. Still, when partner holds an ace and two kings and I have this monster, I think almost everyone in the field will reach slam ...
Should I be lookiing to report this behavior? (Part 1)
Ed, as I understand the narrative in the OP, the only person who called attention to the irregularity (because he was the only person who noticed it) was the declarer. If he didn't want to waste time, he could presumably not have called attention to it. Would that also ...
Should I be lookiing to report this behavior? (Part 1)
John, I'm sure you are correct under the laws. In practice, though, I've never seen anyone playing in an event beyond the beginner class call the director when the declarer won the revoke trick and ALL subsequent tricks. We all know that there is no penalty under those ...
Should I be lookiing to report this behavior? (Part 1)
Clearly, you don't need to call the director, since you weren't damaged on either hand. After the second hand against the same opponent, however, i would file a Recorder memo. You weren't damaged in either case, but other opponents might be on other hands. It's perhaps ...
Don Caplin's bidding problem: KQ6 K8 AKQT2 K63
It's not possible to offer a bid on this hand without knowing what a double by partner would mean. If partner's double would be takeout, then my double would also be takeout. If partner's double would be penalty, then my double should also be penalty. That doesn ...
Competitive Response with 4-4 majors
My "Tend to prefer 1" answer is based on Richard's point. That is, I'd only bid 1 on a hand something like his example. To clarify, if I did bid 1, I wouldn't ever bid hearts.

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