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Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 18, 2012
Last Seen
an hour 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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Aviv Shahaf's bidding problem: AJ64 QJT6 985 97
So it is well below the threshold for determining that Pass is a lawful alternative. My answer is based on the results of bidding. Since I am a true believer in the LOTT I would always bid but do realize that is not the standard for lawful alternative.
Aviv Shahaf's bidding problem: AJ64 QJT6 985 97
Based on the above poll results, pass does not seem to be a logical alternative. When 90% of the people polled make the bid it does not really have a logical alternative.
Aviv Shahaf's bidding problem: AJ64 QJT6 985 97
To me this is a simple Law of Total Trick problem. You know your side has 9 trump so 3 is the law bid.
Jarek Langer's bidding problem: KQ753 5 Q8763 A2
Passing when you have an invitational hand is losing bridge. You have 2 choices, 2NT or 3. Both have their downside but 2NT seems to have a better chance to land on our feet.
Teaching or Disclosure? The General Grammar of Cue-Bidding
I find that people asking about cue bids sometimes have been confused by the writings on the subject. I have no problem answering the request. For me in general: After I open 1 of a major, the cue bid shows a limit raise or better, a jump cue bid shows ...
Ed Marzo -- DealMaster Pro Developer
A true gentleman. I had several conversations with him when I first started using Deal Master. He went out of his way to make sure his product worked well for you.
1m - (X) - 2NT?
I play it as natural showing 11-12 HCP so I abstained.
Help needed: the heart of the matter?
While Precision may not be the best answer, the opponents may have assumed you knew what they meant by it. Assume you do ask for a better description and get told what you posted and bid 4 and they bid to 5. I just don't see what ...
A general approach to "playing strength" openings
I'm just following your guidelines. Both hands I gave would be considered normal 2 bids by most. I just am trying to make sure I did understand your guidelines
A general approach to "playing strength" openings
Your statement says no more than 1.5 defensive tricks. Did I miss somewhere where you made an exception to this.

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