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Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 18, 2012
Last Seen
6 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"

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
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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How do you play this 2NT bid?
I just play it to show both minors
What does this double mean. I have no idea.
Dave, While I do have some partners that bid strangely (probably not half as strange as I do) I probably answered the question a little too quickly. Partner should have 2 spades at least and so when I double we have 6 spades and half the cards. What I wrote ...
What does this double mean. I have no idea.
While it is likely the opponents have 8 spades it is not guaranteed. The takeout doubler might only have 3 so they have a 7 card fit. My double (in how I play) shows 4 spades. Partner should take it out with a singleton or void in spades. If that ...
What does this bid mean?
2 way checkback is not as simple as 1 way new minor forcing. I can quote many different meanings to a jump rebid in a suit or a direct 2NT over a 1NT rebid instead of going thru 2. The bid in question here is one of the few ...
What does this bid mean?
I also play it 4-6 in the blacks and weak. Taught this by a player who was from Dallas when the Aces were there and she told me it was part of their system.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 7 AKJ76 76 QJ965
This one shouldn't even be as close as it is (4 to 1). Partner shows a 4 card limit raise and you have a singleton you bid game.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: AKQ84 8742 J5 K7
Not sure I understand why you want to suppress a 4-4 heart fit
I voted no but know most would double with this distribution. To them, the benefit of finding a major fit outweighs the possibility of playing in a poor club contract. I think you would find that most would pass a 2 bid by partner. I just don't see ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AKQ 4 KT9732 AQ6
I'm not sure why you prefer 1 to 2. If I have to lie about the length of a suit, isn't it better to lie about a minor instead of a major
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AKQ 4 KT9732 AQ6
So the choices are those of the least evil. 3 is out as I don't think is a game forcing hand. 3 is right on values but the suit is not good. 2NT is also right on values but I have an aversion to bidding notrump with ...

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