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Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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Member Since
April 18, 2012
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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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How much more?
So you want to pass and give the opponents the first bid. Once the opponents open it is always harder to bid accurately. In this case Opening one of a major is a good thing making it harder for the opponents. The only question is what is partner expectations for ...
Greed is good - or is it?
I'd pull 2 rounds of trump (Queen and Ace) before playing spades.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: T2 AT82 K7 AJ742
I don't think 2 is that bad, just not my style. I agree with Richard that I would have passed originally. Having doubled originally, the pass now is very easy.
How much more?
Actually I think he should have included Jx x and xx x along with Ax x. This gives a full range to the answers.
What was the right thing to do?
I think one of the things we need to know is how would partner ask for your singleton and when he doesn't what does that imply and should you still bid your singleton. It might also help to know what normal bids he had here to go forward.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Ax --- KQTxx QTxxxx
This hand is not good enough for a reverse and seems better to show you are a 2 suitor rather than just showing your clubs
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 973 KJ7 T3 KQ854
Since all your values outside the trump suit are in the suit your partner is short, why would you go to game.
Trump suit best play.
Just in general it would seem if you aren't worried about a suit being ruffed on the the second round to lead low to the ten. Now you can get back to dummy to run the 9.
John Newman's bidding problem: K763 A954 A763 J
Partner's first double shows that West is fooling around and doesn't have a 3NT bid. Hard not to bid 5 here with 4 of them especially in IMPs
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
North had a hard decision over 5. Not an easy choice since he is vulnerable. Can't see why I would want to blame anyone. As Frances said, why do I want to be in slam.
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