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Marc Bonnet
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.


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)
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My thoughts, my heart, and my tears are with our French brothers and sisters.
Thanks all for much-appreciated sympathy. This is indeed a traumatic event for the city. Perhaps the positive energy generated by a shared will to rebuild and overcome this accident will somehow benefit the common good.
ACBL Bulletin Review of When to Bid Notrump
In a French expert-level (Division nationale 4) teams match last fall, we saw a scary push at +720. Opener had 15HCP 6322 with AQxxxx (opened 1NT 15-17 at both tables). Responder had 15HCP 4333 and did not bid beyond 3NT. There were 13 top tricks (thanks to a perfect honor ...
Forcing Jump?
I expect very strong (in fact unanimous) expert consensus on non-forcing. Here I would play 4 as "preemptive-constructive", i.e. showing useful distributional values and genuine willingness to play 5 (either to make or as a sacrifice) if partner's hand warrants competing further. A typical hand for ...
How do you play this 3!s bid?
I never thought about this situation before. I think it is better to play X as basically some game hand. Cramming that bid with competitive cases, such as a delayed competitive 3, seems unplayable (for one thing, opener is probably allowed to respond 3NT to the double if that ...
Anders Wirgren has passed away
Very sad news! My heartfelt condolences to his family and relatives. I knew him only from his writing, being an avid reader of bridge literature to which he made very worthy contributions. He wrote over the last years a string of articles on advanced card play topics in TBW, such ...
Your turn.
We know partner cannot possibly have a hand warranting a penalty double. Overtaking and returning J plays partner for AJ/AQ10xx or AJ/AK10xx (with maybe longer s) and out. No way either is a business X of 3NT. Therefore that X was something else. Maybe showing a 4-card ...
ATB: Missed game
Main culprit in my view is East's X; 3 seems much closer to the actual hand. X normally suggests 3s, but not 4, precisely because a 3 bid is available if need be. I would have found it natural to include that possibility (a standout IMO ...
Meaning of this 3!S bid
Game invite with 5-card suit. Examples given in both the 2nd and 3rd offered choices call for a direct 4 bid I think.
Do these auctions show support/preference for first suit?
First auction must imply some safety in 3, probably with 5 weak s (say at best Qxxxx). No way North previously passed (twice!) with 5+ decent spades, to say nothing about above-suggested QJxxxxx which is in my view an absolute impossibility. With e.g. QJ10xx and out I would ...
I much dislike the 3 bid. The West hand should be downgraded (minimal HCP count for a putative 3 bid, HCP wastage in trumps, opening suit lacking both strength and the 5th card East will expect most of the time). In particular, West's hand is especially bad ...
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