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Marshall Lewis
Marshall Lewis
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Member Since
Aug. 16, 2011
Last Seen
20 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Writer
Country
Croatia

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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Assess the blame (13)
Yes, it is extremely unlucky for both players, and for their teammates, that S does not know how to bid.
Assess the blame (13)
RF -- As it happens I also disagree with David on this particular point (which is very uncharacteristic but that is tangential). It is however both unwarranted and offensive to dismiss his disquisition as "rubbish". Those of us who may have a penchant for lengthy contributions do understand that not all ...
Assess the blame (13)
It is available, but why would one want to use it on this powerhouse (i.e. given that we only bid 3S on the previous round, this hand is almost as good as it could be).
Assess the blame (13)
DB -- I also don't mind 3S, but mainly because it leaves 3N open for occupancy. I would cavil with the "minus-1-count" evaluation, because I think that the spade quality and the general positive-locus-of-high-cards factor countervail the rigid numerical reckoning -- actually more than compensate. Generally agree with the principle stated ...
Assess the blame (13)
How a player "meant" a bid is generally irrelevant to the assessment of responsibility, because our responsibility is to make calls that we have good reason to believe will be interpreted by partner in accordance with our intent. When a player intends his bid to mean X, but has no ...
The biggest insult
This is one of my pet peeves, in particular because the sort of dolt who does this frequently is incapable of perceiving that the only reason the contract succeeded was because of faulty -- and very often horrendously so -- defence. In such cases the opponents are already irritated in the extreme ...
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: Q Ax AKQJT9xx xx
Long ago I was a diehard purist regarding 2C openers. Then one day I saw a comment by Zia to the effect: "I open 2C every plausible chance I get." That made a lot of sense for a player with deep rubber-bridge roots, and the pedigree of the comment was ...
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: AKQ92 2 AQ AKJ92
BG -- And what would 4D mean?
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: 4 A2 KQJ964 KJ76
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PECmjB9df0w
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: 4 A2 KQJ964 KJ76
He may have done. The bon mot goes back at least to Pascal. 742 words, eh? Some people have too much time on their hands ...
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