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Martin Lindfors
Martin Lindfors
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Sept. 24, 2017
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about me

I started bridge in 2017, and mostly play at my local club in Sweden.

Outside of bridge, I'm a graduate student doing machine learning research. 


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David Parsons's bidding problem: K6 KJ8652 Q4 J85
Yep. It's all a question of how much we mess up the opponents and partner. In second seat, I think a jump overcall is icky with this much outside values. That might cause us to miss game. But in third and fourth seat, why not?
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: T765 AJT95 Q2 87
Did you notice that 1NT = 12-14?
Comments on this auction, please
My personal opinion is that splinters in a GF scenario should be void showing. After that, it's easy to keycard and find the grand. With a singleton, just support.
I think 3/double is a similar matter of style as 1/pass.
Leonard Hall's bidding problem: J AJ5 AKJ85 T753
Offshape 1NT is something you do when you don't have a better bid. Here, 2 shows 5 diamonds and 4 clubs. And what would you know, I have... 5 diamonds and 4 clubs!
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: Q3 98752 --- AKQJT3
A reverse seems reasonable, if marginal. But having not done it I am OK with splintering.
Initial pass: Depends on style, can't criticize it much Pass over 3: Big underbid 4: Humongous underbid 5: Slight overbid (understandable if South knows how timid North is!)
Anders Wirgren has passed away
Very sad. I enjoyed his Swedish and English bridge writing a lot. His passing is a great loss for the bridge community.
Is pass forcing?
Perhaps we bid 4 to make a fair amount of the time, but we didn't necessarily bid it on high card power to ensure 5 goes down if it is bid. If you want to set up a forcing pass, you need to show your high card ...
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: KT876 KT94 K AQ6
Interestingly, the club holding suggests that 2 is fairly safe, since the opponents are unlikely to raise the bidding too much. However, I still think double is a little better. Since 1 denies a balanced hand, the only case where 2 finds a major fit and double ...

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