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Marc Bonnet
Marc Bonnet
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Member Since
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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I guess the OP question is purely rhetorical. Even a robot would find some bid with that north hand. And no, I would not consider doubling with that South hand.
Even though North's 2 bid is ill-advised here, there are cases where the start 1 - 2 / 3 is normal, with North wishing to play 3NT but having no stop. For this reason, the sequence 1 - 2 / 3 - 3 can be ...
David Birds Inappropriate Comment
What is at issue is not the bridge assessment made, but the (quite possibly unintended) suggestion of dishonesty carried by the word "suspicious". Moreover, David Bird is a well-known bridge author, which perhaps puts more weight on the virtue of choosing one's words carefully. And yes, other quite more ...
David Birds Inappropriate Comment
He will blame the Abbott stealing his microphone.
ATB Common Game hand
I second the other comments to the same effect: East's had a duty to balance with 3NT here; this is clear-cut in my opinion.
The Best Bridge Writer Poll
I know this does not really answer the poll question, but (echoing Barry's remark above) I remember being totally mesmerized when I first read Adventures in Card Play (in 1980), and no other bridge book ever had the same effect on me (and I've read hundreds of them!).
Defining Bridge
Bridge is a card game played by humans against humans.
Difficult to Duck
Kit, in the diagrams of p10 and p11, a spurious 8 should be removed from South's hand.
YBTJ: Who's more to blame for missing slam here?
I dislike 2 the most: murky bids (such as FSF here) deny the ability of making a clear descriptive bid if available (which here should be 3 over 2, showing a strong 6+ suit in GF mode).
Bridge vanity license plates
A simple "NT" is most appropriate.
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