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Owen Byer
Owen Byer
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Member Since
Dec. 24, 2010
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Leah Shao, Brad Lehman, Paul Mott, Bill Sharp, Betsy Ruehl
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Harrisonburg Duplicate Bridge Club
BBO Username
Baiwen
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Opening two of a major in 4th seat
Don, do you thus have the understanding that if you open 1S in 4th chair and then rebid 2S, that you show extras?
Play Problem
I guess a simple line is to win the CK in hand. Diamond Ace, ruff a diamond. Spade Ace and King. Heart Ace and King, pitching a diamond from hand, and then ruff a heart back to hand. Draw trump with Queen. If nothing good has happened in hearts or ...
Three-level Responses to a One No Trump Opening
Ed, one small addition to the Romex that I play is that after 2NT - 3C - 3D, we use 3S to ask how many hearts opener has. Responder can use this bid when holding five hearts and three spades. Do you have another way of dealing with this hand? Of course ...
Systems for 2H Bust after Strong 2C Openings
I play this with one partner: 2H is double negative, denying a King or Ace (two stray queens are possible).Then, a. 2S is relay to 2NT and subsequent bids are nonforcing b. 2NT (22-24) is nonforcing c. 3-level suit bids by opener, after 2H, are game forcing
Take action or pass?
My hand is about the same as openers, we have no reason to believe the remaining 6-8 HCP aren't divided evenly between the other two players, and opener is sitting after me. Why would I bid?
Fantasy Standings
Whose idea was it to use Fibonacci numbers for fantasy points, by round?
The "No Trump" system
Very sorry. I thought it was rather innocuous, but I don't want to even hint at saying something inappropriate and offending folks at this fine site -- bad judgment on my part. I copied down the helpful suggested treatments, so please remove my post.
The "No Trump" system
How about these responses to an 11-15 1NT range, where 11-point hands are only opened if they are worthy of upgrade (probably 5322 with good texture). 2 Clubs, Puppet Stayman, with 10-16 HCP a. 2D, one or both 4-card majors i. 2H(or 3H), four hearts, maybe four spades, 10-11 ...
The "No Trump" system
Sorry I offended you. I really meant for this thread to be about a bidding system (My one political sentence simply explained my motivation in pursuing the system.) Given how disruptive a 1NT bid can be to opponents, there certainly is natural merit in opening 1NT more often.
The "No Trump" system
You are missing my point. Of course I didn't mean that winning the local club game was more important than having fun. Rather, it is one way of defining a "playable" system. Opening every hand 1NT, as you suggested, would be neither playable nor fun, and it would be ...
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