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Paul Hightower
Paul Hightower
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June 28, 2016
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Good club player, can't afford travel or tournaments. Long time contributor at

United States of America

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David Parsons's bidding problem: 4 QT982 83 86542
Partner has a good hand with a spade stack. The opponents have no fit.
Opening 1NT with 4-5 touching suits and an unstopped doubleton
With 16 hcp I'm probably opening 1NT. With 2245 and 15 I'm probably opening 1NT. With 15 or 17, 2452 and a club stopper, I have to decide whether the 1NT/2NT rebid after the expected 1 response seems like an adequate description. With 2452 and no ...
Charley Seelbach's bidding problem: 6 A2 AKQ32 AKT82
1, followed by 3 (auction permitting), looks like the best way to get to 3NT when right. 2, followed by 3, followed by 4, looks like the best way to reach slam. However, if partner as expected rebids 3NT over 3 we have no ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: 7 QJ5 AKQT973 Q3
Couldn't resist transferring to spades, expecting them to bid 3NT, but might be a bit strong for this :) More seriously I think I like 3 better than double.
Ig Nieuwenhuis's bidding problem: AJT764 T KT94 54
I would think a large penalty would be more likely than a double game swing here, so I'm surprised at the voting so far.
David Sackett's bidding problem: --- AQJ7542 QT K432
Even opposite wasted values in spades this looks worth a slam try.
David Carlisle's bidding problem: AKJ9765 KQT J2 7
Partner isn't broke, we should have a play for at least 9 tricks, but this is stronger than I would expect for 3 in this position and not enough playing strength for 4. I'll open 1 and consider a game bid if partner shows signs ...
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: K4 85 AKQ8764 87
At this point, 25 of 41 appear to prefer to have extra high card strength, or controls, or something for a strength-showing jump. I'm on the fence myself, I was mostly interested in whether this was a 3NT rebid.
Garbage Stayman or Invitational
I've played weak, generally 4-4 in the majors; odds slightly favor finding a 4-4 fit when you have two of them, but landing in a 4-3 fir almost half the time is a bummer. I think I prefer old-fashioned invitational. BWS uses weak: "(d) Stayman (possibly a weak hand ...
Gregory Gorshkov's bidding problem: QJ Q765 2 KJT876
I generally avoid a negative double with a singleton in partner's suit. Here, however, I'm willing to correct partner's 3 reply to 4. This could be wrong but preempts do that to you.

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