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Marshall Lewis
Marshall Lewis
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Member Since
Aug. 16, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 14
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

If at times my comments seem annoying or offensive, at least consider the possibility that I am really just being playful. 

Country
Croatia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
six of diamonds was good
Bridge Accomplishments
most of my partners still walk the earth. as for the exceptions, I have an ironclad alibi
Regular Bridge Partners
i wouldn't know about those details, shame on BW for inquiring
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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Bidding philosophy
You could make the case even more strongly by alluding to 75 shape
Bidding philosophy
In what circumstances exactly do you envision getting to this "hopeless game"? Your hand is certainly not going to be bullish after 1S and partner is not very often going to insist on game without any consultation. It is true that he might have a hand where he deems it ...
Bidding philosophy
We may not always be better off, but that mis-represents the appropriate criteria -- what really matters are the answers to these questions: (1) "Do we rate to be significantly WORSE off in the particular auction you cite?" (2) "Do we rate to be better off in assorted OTHER sequences that ...
Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: AQJ74 AK9 T9 A53
They have a max of 22 HCP and probably no fit. "How high" could you seriously expect them to get?
Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: AQJ74 AK9 T9 A53
How are you "snookered" by the opponents? How well do you think 1S would have worked out here? Maybe their bidding has saved you. Are you suggesting there is NO number of HCP you could have with which you would X instead of overcalling on this shape?
Bidding philosophy
It probably has a name but dunno
Permissible enquiry?
If we carry that sort of reasoning farther, the reduction ad absurdum would allow us -- as defenders facing a thorny problem -- to ask dummy whether in his experience declarer is capable of Double Squeezes With Malice Aforethought, or tends to notice the small cards played by opponents, or relies heavily ...
Bidding philosophy
Yes in a club game that has a good chance of working. At a higher level, many opponents will be playing that a negative X is either the unbid suits OR some sort of raise to 3H, whereas a direct 3H is the other sort of raise to 3H.
Bidding philosophy
sensible at IMPs
Bidding philosophy
Agree overall, but the way you have cast the issues -- talking exclusively in terms of game and slam -- looks like you may have thought this was IMP scoring. The general points you are making, however, apply mutatis mutandis to MPs (i.e. partscores) as well.
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