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Martin Henneberger
Martin Henneberger
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March 21, 2013
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Bridge player, golfer, traveler. Member of multiple fantasy sports leagues. 


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Jeff Ford's bidding problem: K654 Q94 KT873 5
Jeff, I think it is important to try for a plus score or the smallest minus on auctions like these. We may have put ourselves in a position to win the board already by reopening. I think that hedging our bet instead of going for the parlay will be a ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: K654 Q94 KT873 5
Well, I don't make direct takeout doubles with 7-9 counts. I do balance with them. In fact, if the hand shown was in balancing chair, I would never xl for takeout directly but would feel quite good about it in the pass out seat. Saying that we need to ...
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@ Louis An attempt to get to the right game takes priority to any slam move. If West bid 5 over 4 here, I would hope most would think they had a long strong club suit with a hand too powerful to overcall originally. That would be consistent with ...
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West did not necessarily bypass a natural forcing bid in spades earlier. They could have been contracting for 9 tricks with a running suit + positional stoppers. That certainly appears to be what happened here. Secondly, how can it possibly be Kickback when there was already an offer to end the ...
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You don't need any rules for this auction. Bridge logic dictates that Kickback doesn't exist here. When an earlier non-forcing 3nt has been bid as an offer to play, the Kickback genie can't now magically appear.
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Even when holding a strong side suit major it is sometimes advantageous to try and play 3nt. This auction said just that. There really is no other interpretation for the meaning of 4. I wish West had room to bid 2 followed by 3nt after doubling, but that ...
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How was 3nt unrealistic? Partner took a free call showing values when they volunteered 2. 3nt looks like a reasonable attempt at bidding and making game.
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That's simply not true. One is allowed to try and contract for a reasonable game that requires the least amount of tricks. Once that plan doesn't materialize it isn't too late to offer an alternate strain.
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Ben, I think 3nt can be bid with strong hands that contain spades or clubs here. A doubleton heart is not a requirement. Since we can't bid 3 and 3nt simultaneously, a choice has to be made. 4 shouldn't have been mistaken for anything but natural ...

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