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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 rec.games.bridge.

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Numan Bakar's bidding problem: K8542 T873 J92 A
The poor suit and honor location makes the original pass quite reasonable. I like to overcall when I have a good hand or a good suit.
Numan Bakar's bidding problem: K8542 T873 J92 A
This requires a meta-agreement. Once upon a time Richard's interpretation was clear. Now, who knows? I've made doubles of the third suit at the three level after passing twice only to be dumbfounded when partner assumed I was showing the fourth suit rather than the one I doubled ...
Marion Gebhardt's bidding problem: KQ7643 --- 953 9642
I would never agree to a range of 2-4 hcp for a weak jump overcall, but if that's your agreement you have decided to overcall 1 on a hand like this. I voted 1 on that basis but would vastly prefer a range with a higher limit ...
Bob Okker's bidding problem: AK32 KJT2 --- A9876
If you follow simple up-the-line rebidding after 1-2, you will easily uncover any fit. If you tie yourself in knots because 1-2; 2 or 2 would be a "reverse", then better respond 1 and sorry about that missed club slam. Note that the ...
Jonathan Goldberg's bidding problem: AK6 874 A AKQT95
We obviously want to force to game; for most partnerships 3 could be passed. As little as QJ10xx Axx xxx Jx would make 7NT a laydown; 3NT isn't likely to get us to slam. So we need a forcing bid. I hate bidding non-suits but I'd much ...
1NT or 1C
Thanks for the sim results, Craig. I did not evaluate this hand as significantly better than 17 at notrump. As always, if we find a suit fit, I would reevaluate.
Minor suit bidding over notrump
Thanks all for the feedback. To summarize: The majority prefers to use the gadget on minimum game-forcing hands, and not allow stopping in a part-score. Answering my question, a substantial minority prefers extra values; another minority allows stopping in a part-score. We can combine these two groups to say that ...
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: 2 JT942 AT3 QJ54
Perhaps it would've been better to repost as matchpoints. With your comment, you won't know how many people are answering for IMPs and how many for matchpoints.
Lame Claims
The second problem seems to depend on what the Laws intend by normal play, which is footnoted 'For the purposes of Laws 70 and 71, “normal” includes play that would be careless or inferior for the class of player involved.' The footnote used to include "but not irrational", and I ...
Which minor do you open?
Also, 1NT is often the right place to play. Note that raising on 3 and rebidding 1NT with a singleton in partner's suit are part of Bridge World Standard.
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