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Patrick Bocken
Patrick Bocken
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Oct. 7, 2010
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April 3
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FWIW : opener's hand AKxxx 10x Kxxx xx 3 bidder 109 AKxx A109xxx 10 5 bidder Qx Q9x QJx KJxxx
Gazzilli Question
The way I've been playing it for years, introducing a small tweak in the +/- classic Gazzilli version : I play 2 as either 3+ 16-18 (or 16+ if you put 19+ hands also in Gazzilli which I don't cos it's too difficult overall to manage) or ...
Age Is Just A Number
Nice one. As you David, don't recall ever reading about it let encounter at the table. You do need to be sure of the 5-2 hidden distribution.
Gazzilli with 4/5+ in the majors
Use the Kaplan inversion : 1 : 0-4, usually 5 to 12 hcp 1NT : 5+, 5+hcp This way one has some space to put 2.& 3. in the 1NT rebid.
Patrick Bocken's bidding problem: A95 KT7 986 9863
Indeed, 1NT on 1st round was an option. I decided to pass bcs handshape and stopper orientation weren't tempting. I decided to dbl on 2, even though they would escape in 2, as advancer did, giving p some values across. I was wondering if this hand ...
Is there a path to 6!C?
In the system I usually play, it goes like in a dream : - (P) 1 1* *0-4 up to 11, no fit 2** 2* ** Gazzilli *2 8-11 2 2*** *** 4+ 10-11 (3 would typically show 8-10&5) 3 ...
You Can't Bid A Slam
This board haunted me for quite a while. At my table (transnational), West bid 1NT, dbld by my p which I passed. West then bid 2 revealing a probable babypsych. P passed, I bid 3 sort of bluhmer (4 might hv been best but would hv put ...
Switch in Time or Straight Ahead?
Better is to play straight away. If declarer takes p's trumps, he will be shortened. So he needs to play (open cards line maybe but no downside if declarer has QJ109xx). After K and ruff (directly or after another play), p will then know whether he ...
Patrick Bocken's lead problem: 643 T98 KQ4 Q974
see Preemptor's actual hand was x - AJ108th J10xx facing J10x KQ6th xx Ax 4♦/X was 1 down on a black lead, just made on a red one, with 10/11 tricks in 4♠
Patrick Bocken's bidding problem: AKQ985 AJ74 --- K63
Didn't think choice for dbl would be close to unanimous (86% after 22 votes) The void and the honnorconcentration+6th both advocate against the dbl, as preemptor is often short in opener's suit. Flexibility of the dbl is, of course, a big advantage. On the actual board ...

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