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Michael Johnstone
Michael Johnstone
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Member Since
Oct. 15, 2013
Last Seen
Oct. 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Mediator and bridge enthusiast for as long as I can remember

New Zealand

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Road to the GNT Final Four, R8 Q4
I really like the idea of separating splinters and voids. However, how do you handle splinters via Jacoby?
Using Precision but with 2C = 16 points
One of the advantages of Precision is that, as strong hands start at 1 there is more room to explore for game/slam and, sometimes stop low as well.
Seating Seeding in clubs
In our Club, the top 6 in any competition start with each other and then all players (other than those with seating/moving rights) toss and the winner of the toss sit NS. Reasonably simple and generally mixes the field up.
Is an alert required?
If I were EW, I would have expected that the 3 bid should show at least three clubs. A 2 bid would describe the hand better.
When is shuffle/deal/play appropriate?
Abstain. I would prefer that pre-deal boards and hand records are always the preferred option.
Anticipate the Split
Kit, with the stronger 4-4-4-1 hands do you then bid the suit below the singleton?
A Moral Victory
I also like it that if opener does not bid 2 then responder does not need to disclose his Heart suit to the opponents.
Lebensohl question
It is usually one level too high or one level too low :-)
5-5 in the Majors Over 1NT
There is also the Flint Convention which we still have in our repertoire: 1N 2 2 3 asks for the better 5 card major. We don't use it often but we have no other use for the bid and has been very useful to set the ...
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