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Marc Bonnet
Marc Bonnet
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Member Since
Sept. 30, 2013
Last Seen
March 28
Member Type
Bridge Player
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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New Coronavirus Forum
All of France is into strict confinement since last weekend. The French Bridge Federation suspended all competitive activities, at all levels, and enjoined the bridge clubs to follow suit. I am working from home (not too difficult in my line of work) and playing training sessions on BBO with friends ...
How do you play redouble here?
Cards (competitive+ values), no 3-card support
You be the Judge - missed game over weak 2
East has the kind of hand with which game can make with not many combined HCPs and the right shape opposite, so must bid game at once I think rather than subject West to a sometimes-impossible evaluation problem. West might bid game over 3, but I find it less ...
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).
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