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Michelle Steiner
Michelle Steiner
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 28, 2016
Last Seen
April 17
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing duplicate in the summer of 1961; stopped playing sometime in 1976 or 77.  Started again in September 2013.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I played one hand with Charles Goren at a regional in Honolulu in the mid 1960s.
Bridge Accomplishments
First person in my club to make Life Master under the 500 Master Point criteria.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Sun Lakes Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Roadrunner Regional (Unit 351)
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Board 27 from the 03/28/2018 Common Game
After E opens 1D in 4th seat, and W bids 1H, what should N call?
Does this auction imply a club stopper?
I was S and had KQx in clubs, a spade stopper, and no heart stopper.
Does this auction imply a club stopper?
I'm the opening bidder, and I bid 3S. My rationale is that after an inverted minor suit raise, you bid stoppers up the line to try to get to a NT contract. (An inverted raise is not a game force, though; only a one-round force.) With that in mind ...
Does this auction imply a club stopper?
After an inverted minor raise, the normal procedure is to cue bid stoppers, looking for a NT game. If opener didn't have clubs stopped, it would be suicidal to cue bid a major at the 3 level to try to find a NT game. Therefore, 3S must be showing ...
Does this auction imply a club stopper?
With six diamonds and five spades, I would think that the bid would be 4S, not 3S.
What is your plan?
Does it matter that the 1NT bid was actually in 4th seat, and not in 1st seat as shown here?
Barry Plotkin's bidding problem: AQ8642 A872 --- AQ9
I trust that partner will take 5D as exclusion, and show whether he has the spade K.
Barry Plotkin's bidding problem: AK64 T9 QT4 T963
What about non-forcing constructive, promising four?
Michelle Steiner's bidding problem: KQT762 KQJ98 K9 ---
Larry Cohen's web page on XYZ says that a three bid is invitational.
Michelle Steiner's bidding problem: KQT762 KQJ98 K9 ---
3H is invitational; you have 13 HCP opposite an opening bid. Shouldn't you be forcing to game?

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