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Nigel Kearney
Nigel Kearney
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Oct. 2, 2010
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April 28
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Bridge Player
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Live in Wellington, New Zealand. Don't play much bridge these days due to work and family commitments. In the past have represented NZ several times including a silver medal in the 1995 Junior World Championships in Bali. 

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A TYP Bid - And now the rest of the story.
I think 5 is a stretch and by 5 surely both players have done more than enough and nobody has anything extra that justifies going higher than 5.
Methods over Lead Directing X
I would transfer with North instead of bidding 3. Otherwise if partner has clubs and bids 3NT, you cannot play 4 when he has AKx xx AQx AKxxx and 3NT when he has xx AKx AQx AKxxx. In the actual action, I prefer XX is good clubs and ...
Is there something better than BBO?
BBO is for playing against other people. If you want to play against three robots, download WBridge5 and play it. I can't quite get my head around the desire to play against robots and compete with other humans also playing against robots.
Gordon Rainsford's bidding problem: KQJ54 J8753 7 QJ
Oh, please. There's no logical alternative to 4. The authorized information from the auction overwhelmingly suggests partner has forgotten the system. Yes, he could theoretically have lots of diamonds and nothing else, but bridge is a game of probabilities played by humans. Just bid 4 and there ...
Visualize the deal (1/2)
ATB - Missed Slam
You could bid a non fit showing 2 and follow with 4. Not scientific but quite descriptive. It's not really the sort of hand where you have to show support immediately or risk being fixed if they leap to 5.
Combining preemptive, mixed, invitational and GF minor-suit raises with showing balanced hands.
It is very dependent on what other bids mean and what you are willing to give up. For example you may need to deal with less than GF hands with clubs opposite a 1D opening. My suggestions: 1. The weakest hands with support (no game interest opposite 18-19 balanced, e ...
Needs a good retirement party.
It would be easier to list the ones that should be kept. Bridge is a game of thinking, judgment, and problem solving, not adherence to rigid rules.
I want to see the hand
Once the play period has ended, it's not the opponent's hand any longer. I don't see any legal reason a player cannot look but it would be polite to ask first.
ATB: Letting through a game
People open all kinds of hands in third seat and I wouldn't rule out the hand Michael gave above, though it is quite unlikely. If you are a partnership that normally gives count reliably, then West is to blame for not doing that. If not, East has to guess ...
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