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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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Steve, do you not distinguish at all between doubles over the bidder and doubles under the bidder? We do. A double over the bidder is a penalty double--that is, it shows trump tricks and typically a misfit for partner's suit. A double under the bidder suggests a balanced hand ...
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Steve, if partner has the sort of hand on which you'd like him to pass if you doubled on AKxxx x KQx J10xx, wouldn't you expect him to balance with double, suggesting no clear direction? My partner would double in passout seat on any hand without a spade ...
A not-so-"minor" problem
You're right, of course. I've fallen for that in the past, too.
A not-so-"minor" problem
My plan is to bid 2. My followup will depend on how the auction continues from there. If partner raises diamonds, as he will here, I'll bid 5 exclusion keycard, and we should find the grand slam. I dislike UNT when my diamonds are longer than my ...
4NT Over a 4 Spade Pre-empt
We play that 4NT is offensively oriented takeout, two- or three-suited, but always includes hearts. (We think that having an "anchor" suit is useful, and hearts plus either minor is twice as common as minors only.) However, although partner always has hearts, he doesn't necessarily have 5 of them ...
Transfers responses to 1N overcall
We play that a transfer to the opponent's suit shows shortness in that suit and invitational values with interest in a particular (unspecified) suit. Overcaller accepts the transfer unless he is very well-suited to playing NT--typically because he has a solid double stopper in their suit. If overcaller does ...
How to play 1 minor 1 heart 1 spade?
In our weak NT structure, we bid as Randy suggests except that we would occasionally rebid 1 with 4-4 in the blacks if we were very concentrated, e.g., AKxx xx xxx KQJx would be a 1 rebid. Playing strong NT, I prefer to rebid 1 unless ...
Redouble vs Suit Bid
Our agreement is to redouble with a heart suit only with a game-forcing hand. Redouble followed by a later heart bid at the lowest level is treated as a 2/1 response. With spades, we can redouble and follow with a spade bid to show only 10+ HCP. The reason ...
What would make you miss a favourite bridge event?
My ex-husband, Ed Manfield, skipped his brother's wedding to play in the Reisinger Teams at the NABC. I always wondered whether he'd miss the birth of one of his children if it conflicted with a bridge event. Fortunately, that conflict never arose. He made plans to play in ...
Penaly or Takeout
@Mike: I'd say the answer to your question is, "Almost always." On what shapes would he pull after he passed 1NT and responder doubled 2 for penalty?

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