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Mike Graham
Mike Graham
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Oct. 27, 2015
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Opening 1N with a singleton Ace
When I first started playing bridge I was taught two things: (1) Balanced hands bid NT (2) a 4441 hand is not balanced. Maybe I'll learn a third thing soon.
Mistaken bid
Even if the EW bidding is as explained, 5 by N at red seems a tad on the bold side.
The 2!c strong opening is annoying
Some pairs use a 2 response to show 0-3/4. Then 2 tends to be balanced 4/5-7 and 2NT 8+ balanced. Also gives a bit of oomph to the other positives. Alternatively, 2NT is a positive in hearts.
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
Or, perhaps, thank you for offering your advice - I will waste no time in asking for it.....
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
Easier not to say anything. You might be wrong.
Atb on a missed slam
Well, they doubled against my pard and myself. 4-5 and we didn't bid over that. 5+1 cost us -4.5 imps (x-imps scoring)
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
"hcp ranges on this CC are indicative/typical but not guaranteed"
Steve Barnfield
Sad to hear. I didn't know Steve all that well, but I seem to remember a piece of terminology - a Barnfield card was returning to team-mates with a card with lots of plus scores, on the basis of (and I think this was attributed to Steve) "Plus scores good ...
I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore
I have noticed over the years that being off two key cards is no impediment to some pairs bidding a slam.
What are the EBU rules for 3rd seat light openers?
It is well known that in third seat you need at least 13 cards to open the bidding.
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