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Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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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
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ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Prelude to Bermuda Bowl-1959
An interesting article and one that I enjoyed. The claim that the Italians were showing hand strength was taken out of the equation during the match and they still did well.
Sandwich Cue-bid of Opener by Unpassed Hand
you make a good point about exposing a psych. I may have to reconsider what 2 should mean in this auction
I voted other because I play it as values and partner will tend to take it out with a 4 card major
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Avon, to address your two issues. 1) I have no idea if they used illicit signals but don't think your book made the case that they did. 2) Little about the Burgay Tape makes any sense pro or con. All it confirms for me is I have little trust ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Art, my point is one poster finds 2 examples of 4-2 fit in one final and a 3-3 fit. That is probably more than I would expect. My problem is I find it hard to accept that looking at other years won't find more of these "exceptions" in amounts ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
So Hammond shows the 4-2 fit and Wilsmore calls them exception after stating where are the 4-2 fits. Isn't it to be expected that 4-2 fits would be rare with or without cheating. This and other things bother me about the book. After finishing the book, I find it ...
1354 and 2353 minimum opener rebids
My recollection is the answer to the 2353 hand depends on what you would rebid with a 3154 hand. If you would rebid 1NT with this hand then it is probably better to bid 2 here with the 2353. This is based on discussions and simulations from almost 20 ...
1354 and 2353 minimum opener rebids
It would seem you might have to make a minor change to your simulation. If responder has 4 hearts, he might have 4 spades. Not sure this would change your results much, but it might
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I think with the two hands all you have shown is Avarelli grossly overbid his hand. I play regularly with a 90 year old National Champion who believes that the Blue Team cheated and that was the opinion of a majority of the experts at the time. That is part ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
So Far I am up to page 140 of the book and find it too much of a case of "Throw everything against the wall and see what sticks". Yes there are hands that seem unusual but a lot of hands in the book I would question why they are ...

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