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Marc Bonnet
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Sept. 30, 2013
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about me

Scientist (in the applied math department of a Paris area university), married and father of 3.

Experienced France-based player.

System: French standard (5-card majors, strong NT, multi 2!D, 2M weak 2-suiters) with US twists (forcing 1NT replies over 1M openings, Jacoby 2NT, 2/1 almost GF) and many specialized treatments.

Country
France

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
One national teams title (Division Nationale 4 open teams, 2016); one third placing in national pairs championship (Division Nationale 3 open pairs, 2016) ; several regional wins.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Antony, France
Favorite Tournaments
I only play in FFB-organized competition (except for BBO practice sessions)
BBO Username
m_bo
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Advice on minimum for a two suiter overcall
With 5-5 majors, (almost) anything goes, especially NV (so your partner probably was right in bidding 2 on thin values). In particular, no min-max (one must be able to show the 2-suiter immediately regardless of strength, and most especially if weakish). With this responsive hand, I would not go ...
Critique this matchpoint auction
South happened to win the board by opening 1NT way out of that pair's range. Balancing double normal if unfortunate here.
Atb on a missed slam
This slam cannot be realistically bid I think. On the other hand, vul vs not at IMPs, East should bid 4NT. I have no issues with the 2 overcall (matter of style I guess). My "mostly East" vote is my blame for letting the auction die in 4.
Does a solution exist?
A possibility is to play Q at trick 2 or 3, presumably knowing the count by then (since tapping declarer against a 10-card fit serves no purpose other than passivity). Partner will show count, making the count known once declarer finishes pulling trumps. Of course, this is ...
Where did East-West go wrong on this hand?
I do not take this view, being of the persuasion that 5-5 majors must be shown at once regardless of strength.
Where did East-West go wrong on this hand?
Yes, true, playing 2X not ideal (!) and this somehow escaped my attention. So basically two choices: a) XX = good hand, 2 = 6s, 2 neutral, just to extricate ourselves (and 3 a strong hand with 6s) b) XX = neutral (hence forcing in practice since a ...
Where did East-West go wrong on this hand?
East's inexplicable pass over North's double is of course the main reason for this missed game. Absent any more sophisticated / specific agreements, after 2 (X) P (P), I think 2M shows a 6th card in M while XX shows a strong 5-5 (as here).
World Bridge Games ("Olympiad") 2020
I work in academic research, so no monopoly indeed.
Common Game Friday Aug 16 board 10
This is a great hand, thanks Barry! In the last variation (p4), if West plays the 2 rather than the 8, declarer can guarantee the contract by playing small from dummy, which forces West to help setting up this eventual endplay...
World Bridge Games ("Olympiad") 2020
In my line of work, not announcing the precise dates and venue of a major international conference at least two years ahead would be unthinkable.
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