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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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Allen Kahn's bidding problem: A6 AK6 AKJ9762 3
Methods over 2 can make a difference. Playing 2 promises an Ace, King or two Queens, 2 shows a bust then responder can bid hearts naturally after either 2-2; 3 or 2-2; 3. Playing 2 waiting (0+) 3 might ...
Allen Kahn's bidding problem: A6 AK6 AKJ9762 3
What auction gives you more space after opening 1? Nothing wrong with using space when you convey a lot of information.
Allen Kahn's bidding problem: A6 AK6 AKJ9762 3
None of 2, 3, 4 or a club splinter helps sort out what strain we belong in. I voted 2 since I might've planned to reverse into hearts over the expected 1 response and have to find a bid now. With excellent controls and ...
Henry Sun's bidding problem: JT942 Q74 7 T532
There are almost always hands that don't fit well. Jxxx xxx QJx Qxx looks just fine, and I might well pass 1 with that.
Yehudit Hasin's bidding problem: AJT5 AQ653 --- AKJ3
Yes, pretty much like lebensohl -- split the range on hands that want to act. Personally I'm happy to simply pass very weak hands, especially those without a singleton. But if a partner wanted to bid such hands, 3NT for the better ones strikes me as more useful than the ...
Yehudit Hasin's bidding problem: AJT5 AQ653 --- AKJ3
It seems to me that when we chose such methods, we decided to give up on slam on hands such as this, in order to gain when the opps are strong, or when game actually makes in the five-and-out case. Doesn't seem like optimal IMP strategy to me.
Henry Sun's bidding problem: JT942 Q74 7 T532
Five cover cards plus a singleton plus a side five card suit? I'd've splintered (4) with opener's hand. Maybe opener has seen some terrible responding hands, like, say, this one :)
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: 987 KT7 Q732 KQ9
Who is Barney Simpson? Bart, perhaps? Anyway if you don't find the arguments for 1NT convincing you have plenty of support for 1 (including my vote.). If your partner does not find your arguments convincing, play it their way :). Point 4 is true ONLY IF you have agreed ...
I Got Coronavirus Playing Bridge
Thanks for a ray of hope, The explosion in cases and deaths nation- and world-wide over the past week has been disheartening.
The Science of Coronavirus
Patrick, thanks, I re-read the article and site of infection is a plausible alternative to viral loading in explaining the success of inoculation. However, inoculation was developed in China by blowing ground-up scab tissue into someone's nose.

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