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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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The Worst Convention Ever
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3 says nothing about clubs. Expecting 3 is rather presumptive. Responder can have many hand types where they simply need to force the auction via an artificial 3 bid. This is very similar to new minor forcing auctions which require an alert and don't promise any length ...
What does 3S show?
Definition is important here. I have always defined "intermediate" jump overcalls red vs white as good hands. I believe "strong" hands are even better than that and should start with double, continuing with a strong second action. Others may not agree with those definitions, possibly skewing the results.
Christopher Diamond's bidding problem: T987 86542 98 K9
WTP? For starters that would show a 5-5 slam sequence for some or some other hand type. How do you sniff a 5-5 slammish hand? I think puppet is a poor convention unless we modify it to have your cake and eat it too. I much prefer a Smolen type ...
The meaning of a balancing double over a NT overcall of 1C.
It's in the dinosaur museum right next to the "things you don't need" store.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 9532 983 4 AKT94
I passed for that reason, but not because double was penalty. It is because the opponents are without a trick source and we most likely have half the deck or more in high cards. I may deeply regret that decision however, when partner holds something like AKJx QJTx Axxx x.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 9532 983 4 AKT94
I read the other post and was slightly humored at the thrill of finally capitalizing on a penalty double for down 1. When you miss 5 major suit games in succession, or frequently lose out to double part score swings, you may begin to realize that penalty in this position ...
The meaning of a balancing double over a NT overcall of 1C.
Ok down 1 you got me. The next 30 times you might wish you had double to find our major suit fit for a real gainer. Double part score swings add up when their side can make 90-120 with our side making 110-140. Missing major suit games cost even more.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 9532 983 4 AKT94
This is not a penalty double. Your side needs a tool to be able to find and compete in a major. Getting to a major suit game also happens more frequently than you think. This double is best treated as takeout of the other minor based on frequency and gain ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 9532 983 4 AKT94
The parlay I was taking about was in reference to using double as penalty with the strong nt sitting over you and having hands come up where you can collect on that penalty. I will make a slight modification above to more clearly reflect that.

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