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Mark Chen
Mark Chen
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Member Since
July 15, 2012
Last Seen
Jan. 17
Member Type
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End of the Road to the GNT Final Four
You all represented our district in fine fashion last year! Thanks Mike for the fun, insightful articles.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: 4 AT9653 AQ KJ62
I had this hand and bid 2H, but my Partner and I play intermediate jump overcalls when vulnerable.
Sven Pride's bidding problem: AKQJ5 6 KQ8 AKJ7
Partner had Txx Jxxxx xx xxx. Those who bid 3S or 3D will probably end up in 4S. Everyone else will end up at whatever they bid after Doubling.
Mark Chen's bidding problem: KQJT AKQJ2 A 654
LOL, Partner had xxxxx x xxxx AQx. I wanted to bid 3D to show a really, really good spade raise but it was shaky ground with my Partner, so I decided to bid 4S and then it went all pass. We missed the good slam, but fortunately for us the ...
Mark Chen's lead problem: 87 AJ95432 KJ9 7
Partner had Kxxx x AQTx KQ65 Dummy had 2 KQTx 987654 Tx Declarer had AQJT98 x AJ986x I led my stiff club, which could have worked if Declarer had something like AKxxxxx x x KQJx. However on this hand, it helped Declarer and the best the Defense can do ...
Play Problem - 3NT at matchpoints
to K, to Q looks like the best line to me also.
Mark Chen's bidding problem: AK5 Q953 J52 AKJ
Like most in the poll, I chose to Double also. On this hand, the 3NT bidders will make Partner's life easy, as Partner's hand was QJxx/JTx/Axxx/xx. After my Double, he had to guess what to do next.
Interesting Discard Situation
Declarer had 9764 T8 K9753 AQ, so this was my only chance to signal to Partner that he needs to win his A on the first or second round and lay down his K. I chose to play the T. The poll results are very interesting and I can understand ...
Interesting Discard Situation
Thanks, I did not know about the hand diagram generator. That is much better!
Mike Gill's bidding problem: --- AQ9754 A8732 AK
I don't know what 4 is here. I guess it depends if you treat the 2 opening like a 1 opening or a 2 opening. I can see merits for either method, although my inclination is to lean towards treating it like a 1 ...

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