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Mike Dorn Wiss
Mike Dorn Wiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
Jan. 14
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

Author of "Shadow in the Bridge World" and "How NOT to Play Bridge - The Bridge Seminars of Professor Gaston Gitane-Gauloise"


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Yukkin' it up at the Hawaii Nationals with Jim McAvoy. Salad days sectionals in Waskesiu, Saskatchewan with Earl (Hog) Knipfel, Ken Robertson, Pat Boyle; Dr. Bill (Luke) Lucas. 7 Fucking Hearts Doubled hand vs. Fred Gitelman.
Bridge Accomplishments
Once managed to count to 13...
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton, Palm Springs (Rancho Mirage), Seaside, Hawaii, Bangkok
Favorite Conventions
"Flowers" (Fit Jumps), Hello
BBO Username
Wisskers. M_DornWiss (Formerly O_Bones)
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Phil Clayton's bidding problem: Jx Qx AKQx 9xxxx
Why did I endplay myself in the latter auction with my silly early snap on a lousy suit when I had an easy 2 chirp with excellent tolerance? Now I am forced to pass since poor partner has no idea of either my values or their location ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: A4 5 KQT85 AKJT7
I think this is the best of the many comments so far posted. It is most likely responder's 3 cue is a moose hand with a fit, and even if it is a NT probe this hand in no way resembles anything that should bid it with ...
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: 3 KT983 62 AQJ62
It is clear we're going to at least 5; the real problem is what happens when they bid 5. I prefer to get partner involved when he has any second round control, and I therefore choose a Binsky Flower - a 5 level Fit Jump. I have ...
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: QJ2 QJ2 QJ32 QJ2
This is not an opener in any seat under any conditions including with a gun to one's head.
BBO format
FWIW, I too originally preferred the Windows version, but during a personal visit to Fred and Sheri's home he showed me how and why the Web version is markedly superior. Granted there is a learning curve (albeit small) but the end result is I would never go back to ...
Run or stay or ...?
As I play in-doubt redoubles of 3NT the same as Kit I ditto his comment about your suggestion; a fine treatment.
Run or stay or ...?
I concur, but there's only 11 fast if defender fails to cash his three winners. So after I redouble partner smiles and passes. Both partners must have a doubt for the partnership to run.
Run or stay or ...?
I prefer in doubt redoubles by both partners. In this case, since Doubler has a major preference with the particular preference being unknown to us, opener would express doubt with one of his majors open (Jxx or worse), and would pass with stoppers in both. Say HxxHxxxAQxxKx ...
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: AKQ9xx xx Kx Qxx
Had the 2 response shown (perish the thought!) 5+ 's, I would have chosen a pick-a-slam 5NT, the bid chosen by only one other, expecting a hand similar to xxKxxAJxAKJxx. Since 2 could show (perish the thought!) only two 's, I'll content ...
What does 4NT mean in this auction
The 4NT bidder has no idea of the length of opener's suit and is simply stating that he has four card support in that suit with 6 or 7 card length in his own suit and he wishes partner to choose the best fit. There is really ...

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