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Nick Jacob
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April 6, 2011
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Feb. 20
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2015 Bermuda Bowl representative for New Zealand. 2014 and 2008 World Youth Teams representative. I travel with my fiancée, Ella Pattison, to as many events as possible. Come say hi in Reno, DC or Salsomagiorre :)

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Wayne Burrows's bidding problem: Q53 AK9754 53 76
Fair enough, Wayne. My instinct was that if North is inexperienced, East would often want to have a piece of 3 at this vulnerability. I would guess East holds something like AKxxxx and the K or the A and has decided that 9 will be easier than 10. Anyway ...
Wayne Burrows's bidding problem: Q53 AK9754 53 76
North is relatively inexperienced, or East is relatively inexperienced? I don't see how North's inexperience matters :)
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: A4 5432 AQ65 752
Kxx x Kxxx AQJxx If I was sitting North, I would not act over 2 holding the above hand. 2 will go one down if we defend accurately. We are on a hook and a break for slam.
Play 6NT
Very understandable, Wayne. However, I think it is worth looking at the three bidding strategies: 1. Investigate hearts; if no fit, play 6NT. 2. Investigate hearts and clubs; if no heart fit, test clubs; if no club fit, or if we have a club fit and learn that 6NT may ...
Play 6NT
There are two questions that come to mind on this hand. First, why did East blast 6NT rather than investigating clubs? If I were to investigate only one fit on the East cards, it would be clubs, not hearts. Second, if North is on lead and has reason to suspect ...
8xxx to be handled twice
Lovely hand, thanks for sharing.
Trapped By The Old Mind Syndrome
Great article, David. You have brought a number of issues into focus. Wall of text incoming. I will talk about my experience playing bridge in New Zealand and Australia, and how it relates to system development and bridge professionalism. There may be something to learn from the difference between Australian ...
Have you ever seen this auction before?
I have seen (1) 4 before. The 1 opening was a five card suit, but the 4 overcall was an eight card suit. Unfortunately the auction proceeded... (1) 4 (P) 4 (P) 5 all pass Down one. In terms of auctions I ...
"I'm Getting Too Old For This... Stuff"
It is a different auction to 1NT - 2; 2 - 3NT, where opener can expect responder to be balanced. On the auction 2NT - 3; 3 -3NT, responder could be unbalanced with 5 and unwilling to commit to a 5-2 heart fit. Also, there may be difficulties ...
How would you like to play 6!c?
I'll give the usual cop-out answer: It depends on your agreements. In this spot, my agreements are that this action is "To play". I will give a rundown on the logic used to generate this meaning. Responder's action has a few characteristics: 1. Responder is captain (there were ...

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