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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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Ruling on Misinformation
Craig, If I understand properly your partner should have redoubled for a heart lead. Just how many hearts did he have?
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Thanks for the post. Audrey Grant's book on 2/1 has Eric as co-author and I would guess he was a major contributor to the bidding philosophy. The only difference (if I remember right, don't have my bridge books with me) is with the 5134 hand it did ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
In my post I was referring to "Lawrence" I was talking about a style where 2 of a major rebid was the default bid. Where 1-2m; 2 showed extras and 1-2m: 3 anything showed extras. I actual Lawrence book being referred to was not quite a 2 ...
Richard Margolis's bidding problem: T64 QJ5 K8 JT983
Looks like a good poll as every bid has a problem, so as Bob and Richard state above, anything might work and interesting to see which choice is being made.
Steve Tyer's bidding problem: QT9643 AK64 J Q5
Also the poster might say what if any type of "unusual over unusual" system he might play. I do notice that the bidding pattern above does seem to ignore the post.
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: KJxx xx Ax Jxxxx
I am curious why someone picked 2NT which would not be a raise. Maybe one of them could post their reasoning?
Ruling on Misinformation
Brett: A couple of comments. A procedural penalty because an "A" pair forgot their agreement seems harsh, we have all been there. Second, in considering if the misinformation gave NS an advantage, I don't think you should be considering a possible psyche. The question to ask are really two ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
I think from the comments you are right Adam that many are voting more for what they like with their complicated follow ups. No matter how this vote goes (I voted for basically 6 but understand the vote for the major bid being the catch-all) can I suggest a follow ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
When I was teaching 2/1, I mentioned 3 general systems which I called Natural(sometimes Bergen), Hardy, and Lawrence. Natural - Rebid of the major showed 6, 3 level bids shows distribution and 2NT is the catch-all bid (might not have a stopper in a suit but would be 5332 ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
I agree with Richard here that while I voted for guarantees 6 that can sometimes be "broken". I also like 2NT to be the default bed and 3 level bids to either show distribution or extra strength. After typing the above I looked at the choices again and decided to ...

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