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Michael Johnstone
Michael Johnstone
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Member Since
Oct. 15, 2013
Last Seen
July 12
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Mediator and bridge enthusiast for as long as I can remember

New Zealand

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Is Lebensohl a sensible choice in this auction?
2NT should be natural here
When partner opens 1NT and you are 5-5 in the majors...have a sensible system, guys
Our agreement is: 1N - 2 2 - 3 (shows 5-5 majors) 3NT (shows 2-2 in majors)
Gratis Book Again
Thank you very much. I am looking forward to this with much interest. It is very generous of Mats.
File Conversions
I would use KGB Batch Converter
Transfers Or not ?
The other advantage of transfers is that you can show an invitation hand with a 5 or 6 card major.
Plan your discards
A spade and a diamond. Partner knows I am holding the spades (that is why I played the 10 on the opening lead) so there is no Diamond Spade squeeze on partner.
How to make notes with suit symbols?
For Word do the following. Select the text you want (in colour), go to autocorrect, under replace text as you type, enter the code you want to want to autocorrect with (I use \s for spades), the symbol should already be showing, and select formatted text which ensures that it ...
Questions regarding a Two-way Multi
In a strong club context you should use 2 to show short Diamonds.
Bidding after new suit by opener.
By bidding 2NT partner has denied 3 Hearts so 3 shows 6+ but I think 3 might be better here - showing 3 card support.
Bidding after new suit by opener.
2 is 4th suit forcing and this will will allow North to rebid Diamonds, show 3 card Heart support, bid 3 with a 4153 hand or rebid NT. If you instead jump to 3 you can find out about 2+ Heart support but probably lose the chance ...

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