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

Mediator and bridge enthusiast for as long as I can remember

New Zealand

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Youth bridge in Buffalo
Great story and a great initiative. Well done.
He is Gambling
For us 3 would show an extreme 2 suited hand (at least 5-6).
Vintage Precision Opening Bid Question
I prefer opening 2 with 6. However, even when I was playing 2 showing 5, I would have opened the above hand with 1 because you have three strains to choose from and if you open 2 you wouldn't be able to explore a ...
Bypassing 1!D and bidding 1NT with a balanced hand without a major
Either as Nikos says above or use 1NT to show a hand that is suited to play in NT. So scattered honours that you want lead up to. If partner is a balanced hand, she will have more points so it might usually be better placed to have the lead ...
1S--1NT--2C--(X)--XX ??
I don't have support for you and I think we might have 8 tricks in if opener has some support
Teaching Beginners
In New Zealand, our national body, NZBridge, has provided a set of 10 lessons for beginners (teaching 4 card Acol). The first lesson starts with mini-bridge and then progresses from there. The course details can be found here: As you can see there ...
What do you play over 1N (2!D), 1 Major?
Double shows Diamond suit and not suitable to bid 3. Encourages opener to 'raise' with good support and suitable hand.
Sabine Auken & Krzysztof Martens Inducted into the EBL Hall of Fame
A richly deserved recognition for both of them!
Sorting search results by date
@Steve I searched Google for "Margaret, I like this idea." and got your comment, so that can work. However I agree that it would be great if there were better search functions within Bridgewinners. I would like the ability to be able to create a tag for conversations ...
The 2!D F/NF f2f poll
@Eric As I understand it, in Acol if the bidding goes 1 1 2 the 2 bid limits the hand to 15 points so responder can pass. 'The barrier' Ian referred to is the opening suit so if opener's rebid is higher than the opening ...

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