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Mike Wenble
Mike Wenble
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Oct. 16, 2016
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Dec. 12
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Bridge Player
about me

Co-author with Sally Brock No-Trump Bidding (Master Bridge Series) 2005; author of several e-books on various aspects of bidding exclusively available on Amazon; occasional contributor to Bridge World magazine

United Kingdom

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Bridge Accomplishments
Daily Mail Cup 1971; Rixi Markus Cup 1977; Regional Masters Pairs 2009 & 2010; National Pairs (Midlands) 2016
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Major Suit Responses To Unbalanced 1!D
Seems plausible, but do the benefits outweigh the disadvantages when opener has to show his second suit which is the major responder hasn't got?
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Yes, I was thinking about this one too. Their card explicitly states very light overcalls when NV, so I think the raise on QJ stiff is a lot worse than merely outrageously wrong.
Overcalling 1NT When Holding a Good 5 Card Major
Ian I look forward to you being my LHO when I open 1 and you hold KJ10 65432 AQ10 AQ
Dealing with Fair Disclosure when a tad grey
Michael That is correct, and it seems odd to me that one would behave (or wish to behave) otherwise. The UI that inevitably results is a completely different issue.
Dealing with Fair Disclosure when a tad grey
"A jump in a third suit shows a feature and suggests a shortage in the fourth suit, and a double jump shows a void in the third suit" Eric Crowhurst, Precision Bidding in Acol, p.181 His example for this exact sequence is A107 5 QJ84 AQ765
A Spade-Double inversion
Easy, yes. Correct, not always.
A Spade-Double inversion
Once hearts have been supported, by and large both players will have an easy heart lead. If having the stronger hand declare is a big advantage, why not just play transfers by advancer?
Do you play your 2!D opening as a weak 2?
18-19 balanced is just plain silly
18 bids in a row
see also this thread:
Questions regarding a Two-way Multi
Rosalind "If you have strong balanced hands both in the Multi 2♦ and in 2♣ (whether or not the latter has a weak variety), better have 2♦ contain the stronger balanced hand, which lowers its frequency. After all, over 2♣ responder usually responds 2♦, which does not wrongside any major ...
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