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Paul Hightower
Paul Hightower
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Member Since
June 28, 2016
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about me

Good club player, can't afford travel or tournaments. Long time contributor at

United States of America

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Non Life Master
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Yuan Shen's bidding problem: 2 AQ53 KT753 743
I went ahead and bid that (before reading all the comments asking ehy that wasn't an option.)
2NT after jump advance of T/O double
LOL :-)
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: AJ963 KQ2 84 KJT
Why would you agree to play semi-forcing and then treat it as forcing? If you won't pass a 5332 12 count, just play forcing notrump.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 7 AKJ76 76 QJ965
Is this actually a limit raise? For me a limit raise is 11 to 12 in support, or 3.5 cover cards. The description as given could easily include a flat 9 or 10, or 3 cover cards, with a strong likelihood of wasted values in spades. I voted for ...
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: QJ962 --- KJT94 T75
Sounds like good/bad 2NT. We were not playing that gadget.
2NT after jump advance of T/O double
Harold Hill thinks you are being unfair to Gary. But North thought we might have game in notrump or spades if South had a max.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: AQ43 43 AJT63 A7
This shape is awkward for 1 if we have to rebid the five card minor rather than spades. So I'll just open 1 in either system, expecting to rebid or jump raise the spades.
Should District 9 have resigned?
Need a simulation. A possible approach would be to find other fourth-quarter results by teams way behind as the base for the swinging strategy (if it appears such teams did, in fact, swing) while using first-quarter results for the non-swing approach. Ideally those might be from the same team in ...
2NT after jump advance of T/O double
The polling so far agrees with that, and personally I think both hands to be rather poor. In fairness +120 would've matchpointed well.
Should District 9 have resigned?
And the team playing catch-up will likely be taking anti-percentage actions, so the probability of success is surely worse than a coin-flip. Assume, for example, a 40% success rate -- the odds become 1/6103. Also, your 1 in 4 chance of 80+ IMPs includes cases where even more IMPs are ...

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