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Michael Johnstone
Michael Johnstone
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Member Since
Oct. 15, 2013
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Bridge Player
about me

Mediator and bridge enthusiast for as long as I can remember

New Zealand

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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 ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: 6 K7 AQJT63 A654
Bid 2NT Lebensohl and then jump to show slam interest (better than game force.)
Second Stayman
What Richard calls "Extended Stayman" we call "Flint".
What's this double (#206)
If the bidding had gone 1-(2)-2-(3) then X would be a maximal double and 3 a competitive bid. So we would play this as a maximal double.
Book on Acol
I like Language of bidding (Acol Edition) by Nick Hughes and Paul Marston. Paul has a very clear style of writing which is easily understood. We give our learners the House of Cards Bridge book ( which covers Acol with weak twos (including 2 Diamonds)

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