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Marshall Lewis
Marshall Lewis
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Member Since
Aug. 16, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Writer

Bridge Information

Favorite Tournaments
Pula International Bridge Festival
Favorite Conventions
Takeout Double, Drury, 2-way checkback, druGFree; MOST DISDAINED: Muiderberg, Bergen, Gambling 3N
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Andy Bowles's bidding problem: AKT83 A4 854 JT5
RF: "If he failed to do so", our future as a partnership is beyond dismal.
Andy Bowles's bidding problem: AKT83 A4 854 JT5
Thanks, noted, have modified my wording accordingly.
Andy Bowles's bidding problem: AKT83 A4 854 JT5
Pass is reasonable at MPs, given the combination of no other appealing call and the massive reward when Pass is a winner. For me it is way too big a call at IMPs, though, especially as RHO is a passed hand, which dramatically elevates the top end of the preempt ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: A7 T642 943 K743
Certainly if you are unwilling to Pass that is the only alternative that makes sense. Possibly influenced by state of the match ?
Frances Hinden's lead problem: T95 QT KQJ5 J953
Our side has stuff everywhere and LHO most probably has some shape, so it is quite attractive to begin immediately an assault on the trick-taking potential of dummy.
Improving the Seeding Process
BP: Did you seriously expect a higher seed than Tully Bascom, who successfully invaded the United States and won a ground war on American soil ?
Andy Bowles's bidding problem: J8764 QJT742 --- AJ
Yes, almost abstained since I would have bid 4D, showing a void in my methods. But in a context where my methods are not (or not known to be) in use, 2N is certainly plausible at the very least and perhaps a standout. Pass is automatic; jumps to slam reflect ...
Andy Bowles's bidding problem: AQ63 642 8 Q8642
Rorschach test -- a tougher problem at some other forms of scoring. When in doubt in this sort of competitive skirmish, fire one from the upper reaches of the magazine.
1!s or 2!c
why ?
1!s or 2!c
When it's wrong, people invent better methods 20 years later, then invent worse versions of the new methods ten or so years after that.

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