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Michael Johnstone
Michael Johnstone
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Oct. 15, 2013
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about me

Mediator and bridge enthusiast for as long as I can remember

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New Zealand

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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
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 ...
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