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Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 18, 2012
Last Seen
53 minutes 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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What to do
I don't understand why the roll back to 5 is automatic. I really don't have any extras for my 4 bid so I am not taking advantage of my UI. If I had say ATxx Ax x AQJxxx and knew if partner was worried about diamonds ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: x KQ6532 42 KQ74
I think both 2 and 3 are viable choices according to the voting. And would you really bid again if partner bid 2 and you had 2 hearts and 14-15 points?
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: KJT62 4 J75 T732
1 is not a bid I would have made but you got away with it. Why would you want to take any action now?
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: K52 QT4 J96 QT87
Michael, not sure who your comment is address to but first, I don't think the Law of Total Tricks is nonsense. Second, Len's partner has misapplied the law of total tricks. She was the one that should have taken action if she believes in the LOTT. I am ...
RHO open 1NT, you have 2524 and 15 points
To me an easy 2 in Capp and an easy 2 in Dont. I am not doubling for penalties (if available) as I want tricks not points to double. In other systems, I probable show a one suited heart hand. While I like to have 6 for a ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: K52 QT4 J96 QT87
The 1 bidder should have bid 3 in competition. My rule is that in the direct seat you need an extra trump or singleton or void in their suit. In the pass out seat, you have no reason to bid as partner has 5 spades and at least ...
Marginal New Minor Forcing Hand
Seems if opener rebid 2 over 1 I'd get to a club contract which looks best here
Does Anybody Play This Any More
This idea is goes back before Dorothy Hayden. Boris Shapiro had an example in one of his books where the person with the AK of trump couldn't double 6 of the suit because of this convention. He did note the pair dropped the convention after this hand.
fast arrival
I'm with Len. 3 is a much better rebid by North (and 2 is the right first bid). I would never think of 3 in this sequence as a splinter.
How weak is an opener in Standard 2/1
Thanks everyone for voting and commenting. I would require a Jack and even then I'd hold my nose while opening. Hard to believe I'm becoming conservative in my old age.

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