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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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Garbage Stayman
In fact, we play as Chris suggests (though we do it because we play second-round transfers, and thus don't have transfer then 2NT available as an invitation). After garbage Stayman, opener bids spades with equal length. I can't recall a hand on which this treatment has cost us ...
Barrere Wins Senior Swiss
Congratulations, all. Good job!
Flannery Disclosure
David, if you think you'd get rich playing Bobby Levin and Steve Weinstein for a nickel a point, I can only admire your chutzpah.
When to open 1C when playing transfer responses
I forgot to mention it, but we do play transfer rebids after the 1 opening. They have been highly successful overall. A small benefit is that they handle the "Bridge World Nightmare Hand" perfectly. More usefully, they allow us to differentiate raises with 3-card support from raises with 4-card ...
It would also be less clear to pass if the opponents were nonvul. I'd still pass, though, when partner is a passed hand. If he weren't, I might bid, but I'd probably let my low ODR dissuade me.
When to open 1C when playing transfer responses
Admittedly, our experience is in a weak NT context, which increases the benefits of the transfer responses themselves (because we wrong-side fewer major suit contracts when opener holds the strong NT hand). Still, we have found that limiting our opening 1 bids to unbalanced hands (our definition is "hands ...
David Boxley's bidding problem: AQx Axxxx AKxx T
David, we used to play, a long time ago, that the auction 1m-1-3 showed a raise to 3 (or maybe 4) with 3-card support. Obviously, that doesn't work for your example hand. But we gave up even that treatment, for a number of reasons. It ...
Carding Question
Amazing, Phil. You are the only person who has ever expressed a desire to play these three-way signals the way Dale wants to play them. But you articulated the reasoning particularly well.
Carding Question
Although I agree with Cornelia in general--and strongly--we have defined this case as an exception. Since the 2 bidder is assumed to have six cards in his suit, he can actually give an attitude signal OR a suit preference signal. Giving a suit-preference signal tends to suggest negative attitude ...
Double, what's it this time?
David, experience has taught us that opening 1 light in third seat is losing tactics when we play transfer responses. That is doubly true for us because we play weak NT, but I think it's actually a price any pair pays for playing transfer responses.

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