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Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 18, 2012
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

Retired Banker now back in school for a new degree

 

Partners have sometimes alerted my pass as "Does not have 13 cards"

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in Orlando in the Board-a-Match with Burrell Humphreys on the 50th anniversary of him winning the event
Regular Bridge Partners
Burrell Humphreys
Favorite Conventions
new minor forcing
BBO Username
gandalf
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Vicki Gregory's bidding problem: 85 J953 T64 AKT6
I find it interesting that most assume a double was takeout here. I would argue at the level the question was asked that the double is penalty. If partner had AKT6 85 J953 T64 and the hand was posted with no lebensohl or agreement would the majority also vote for ...
How would you have acted?
It seems you did the right thing. Did one of your teammates really suggest you shouldn't have told North that the double was penalty? I really find it hard to believe a good player would suggest hiding the meaning from North in hopes he doesn't ask. I don ...
Rui Marques's bidding problem: J6 KJ4 KJ43 KJ42
How about a simple try to sign off. Bid 5 with 3 spades, bid 3NT with 2 spades
Systems Poll
Not sure why in 2/1 you didn't include the two option in the other choice. Strong or weak notrump. While I play Strong Notrump, might be interesting to see how many play weak notrump with 2/1.
Question from Opponent after Dummy comes down
David, the problem becomes one of "I should have known better and asked" I think I see 11 clubs but CC says declarer has 3 clubs so something is wrong. Not asking the question and then getting a bad result because I believed the CC might come under this category ...
Question from Opponent after Dummy comes down
Here is the problem. Partner lead a club that looks like 4th best. 3 clubs are in dummy and you have 4 clubs. Looks like the CC might be wrong. I'd ask the question as sometimes people fail to update CC or declarer might have a tendency to open ...
Can you change your mind after doubling to show a big hand?
Is there a reason you don't think 2 is natural here.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AK32 AJ832 864 5
To me a pass shows a minimum balanced hand. I don't have that. Partner should still correct with 2 hearts and 4 diamonds.
How do you bid this?
doesn't 1 followed by 2 show the extra ace also.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: KQ63 AJT3 8 AT94
The concept of "I had to do something" seems to trump "I need more values the higher I come in at". If I had a king more I'd probably gamble on 3NT but not here.
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