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Michael Johnstone
Michael Johnstone
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Oct. 15, 2013
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Mediator and bridge enthusiast for as long as I can remember

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New Zealand

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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 (http://tinamcveigh.com/bridge-shop.htm) which covers Acol with weak twos (including 2 Diamonds)
Bidding over a precision 2!C
We have agreed to play 3 = Diamonds and Hearts 3 = Hearts and Spades 3 = Spades and Diamonds
2 diamond bid weak
I could well imagine that in my Precision partnership that we could have the same bidding. After an 11-15 Diamond opening I might only want to bid 2 not wanting to force to game but happy to bid again. After the second double, the redouble would show maximum hand ...
Optimum contract at Swiss teams
The problem with the 3 card raise is that opener is now going to reevaluate their hand based on the 9+ card fit. We play that the only time partner can do that is when partner is going to take over control of the bidding - ie it sets trumps and ...
Director Ruling
Are you saying that David isn't appealing?
Plan your play.
If the lead is from J108 then the singleton K will pop. If it is from KJ108 then the J will be ruffed.
Plan your play.
Or from length as well
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