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Mike Wenble
Mike Wenble
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Oct. 16, 2016
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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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Responding 2!c with exactly 4!s +4!c GF?
How do you find your 4-4 spade fits playing Kaplan inversion after 1 - 1 when opener is not strong enough to reverse (and not playing the F-convention)?
Missed Game
Therein lies the boundary between a 1-bid and a 2-bid: AKQxxx and 6322 I open 2; AKQxxx and a singleton I open 1
Am I Old Fashioned?
Transfers may indeed be best, for the reasons you state, and not forgetting reduced memory strain because of commonality of methods after a 2NT opening, but they need a lot of discussion. What does responder's 3 rebid mean? Does it mean something different if her first bid was ...
Am I Old Fashioned?
I hurried to my copy of 'Precision Bidding in Acol' by Eric Crowhurst (an infinitely better book than 'All About Acol', imo, although of the same vintage). He writes: "Any belated support by the responder is forcing after a 2NT rebid by the opener" He gives numerous examples, including: 7 ...
Missed Game
I too would open 1, but I would not insist on game with the East hand
Simple Transfers over 1 Club opening
1. 0+ would need to be alerted, but I see no justification for playing this. There is no reason to lower the requirements for a response just because you're playing transfers. (The auction never goes 1 - P P P when you're short) 2. Yes. Presumably you play ...
On computer versus hand shuffling
No No Yes
On computer versus hand shuffling
Just as people are surprised the first time they come across the birthday problem that the answer is 23, so I was surprised by the 938k figure upthread. To put this into context, suppose someone plays 4 or 5 sessions a week, week in week out all year round. Imagine ...
How to make notes with suit symbols?
Simplest (in Word) is to record four macros that find the character strings Sx Hx Dx or Cx and replace them with the symbols, changing the fonts and colours as required, then assign the macros to a key (e.g. Ctrl+Shift+S or H or ...
2!d Opening to Show a Balanced 18-19 HCP?
I am averse to contracting for 60% of the tricks with less than 50% of the points when I have no long suit to establish.
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