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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 tournmants. Long time contributor at

United States of America

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Non Life Master
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Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: A98xxx QTx ATx x
I assume you are playing Ogust, so 2 followed by a 3 reply to Ogust seems OK. I suppose the two working tens make 1 reasonable.
After the Ogust Response
2-2NT; 3-3; 3NT-4; 4 pass looks right to me. I agree that a new suit after Ogust is a control bid.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: AQxx KQTxx xx xx
@Nick: I would open only your second example. I deduct a point for no Ace.
David Parsons's bidding problem: KJ43 932 AQJ 432
3 appears to be the value bid, but we would be banking heavily on partner actually having 5 diamonds, and even then our spade holding is of questionable value. I'll underbid with a simple preference to 2 -- a decision that took only a moment -- and look to ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q42 KT98 AT6 AJ9
Borderline - I would not open 1NT. The extra ten and nine are nice, call it 14.6, but if you upgrade for five card suits you must be a bit cautious on flatter hands. Otherwise you are effectively playing with more than 40 points in the deck.
David Parsons's bidding problem: 9 62 AQT765 AJ73
Silent? He responded.
Defense against 1N-(2N)
I would assume U-over-U without discussion, but Stayman and transfers probably make more sense.
David Parsons's bidding problem: --- Q964 K542 AK754
Systemically I'm not allowed to open 1 and rebid 1NT (would be OK with a singleton) nor can I expect an up-the-line 1 on a minimum hand. The system allows judgement about opening 1 on minimum 4-5 hands, so that is acceptable. But there are no ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: 9 62 AQT765 AJ73
We are a heavy favorite to have a diamond fit. 2 clues partner in about that and limits our hand. If they bid 2 and partner does not raise, we can compete with 3.
David Parsons's bidding problem: KQT7 87643 A AJ8
Hmm, I was thinking 1 would be an opening bid when I wrote that. But I still like 1 as an overcall, and prefer to play a style where advancer can freely bid a four card major at the one level. In any case we likely have the ...

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