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Bridge Winners Profile for Nicholas France

Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 18, 2012
Last Seen
3 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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: J84 AT932 A64 T7
Since I regularly open light in third seat, With 5 hearts I will open 1H if I have 3 spades and relatively balanced hand. I will open 2H with only 2 or less spades if I can stand my heart suit.
Daniel Miles's bidding problem: 32 K97654 32 A76
you should not limit your simulation to only 2 or 3 trump support by opener. You also have to to set up when the invite of 3 will be accepted. BTW how many hands were in your simulation.
Gregory Nowak's bidding problem: KJ 862 KJ965 A93
Gregory, There is more than one version of xyz. You have learned one way. One problem I have with it is the failure to discuss what bids besides 2 and 2 mean. Nothing wrong with playing it your way but if you agree to play xyz then you ...
Gregory Nowak's bidding problem: KJ 862 KJ965 A93
The trouble is that there is no agreement as to what 3 means in xyz and I have seen several different meanings to it. Without discussion I would never bid it.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 76 --- Q8753 AKJ865
I know I am not in the league with the great players. When I do better than them on a hand I look to see why honestly. It is a great way to improve as probably most of the times I either misbid or misplayed but it worked out this ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 76 --- Q8753 AKJ865
Down 3 and you weren't doubled. Maybe that unwarranted top reflects the strength of the game you play in.
Rebid Problem?
because the clubs are a lot better than the diamonds. Bidding 1C then 2C will give better results when partner is weak and less than 6 hearts.
Ian Rowlands's bidding problem: AK72 5 A AQJT765
Its a "convention" because it shows spades but it really is standard american. Something I learned over 50 years ago but it does seem that its not being taught to advancing players
Ian Rowlands's bidding problem: AK72 5 A AQJT765
shows 4 spades and 6+ clubs (both good suits) and game forcing
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 75432 --- JT754 K72
So what happen? Did partner pass so the opponents wouldn't know how good a fit they had? Or did he bid 4 to stop them from bidding it? Or maybe 3NT like he could make it?

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