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Paul Hightower
Paul Hightower
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June 28, 2016
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July 20
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Bridge Player
about me

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

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United States of America

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Non Life Master
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Steve Moese's bidding problem: 9 KJT97632 7 754
In Standard I'd be inclined to pass initially; bidding 1NT light is all too likely to fetch a strong rebid from partner, who might not divine we have nothing but hearts. In Precision the risk is less and I feel more confident I'll be allowed to play hearts.
How do you bid first ?
I used two guidelines here: Goren's short-suit count, but wary of counting both high cards and shortage in the same suit; and lack of two quick tricks on a borderline hand. Playing Ogust I have an easy "good suit, good hand" reply to 2NT. Playing Features I rebid this ...
How do you bid first ?
Thanks!
How do you bid first ?
OK, glad to see the correction, all but one vote to open 1 or 2. It would be nice to see the public answers with this format, but in this case I don't think the choice is too critical.
How do you bid first ?
I've posted an article in the Site Feedback forum that there seems to be something wrong with the reported results. Please Like this comment if you selected 2 as your first choice.
How do you bid first ?
I agree, and voted for 2, 1, pass. As others have reported, my vote did not seem to be counted -- pass or abstain, it shows only 1 player voting 2 as first choice. So I'm inclined to disbelieve the apparent enthusiasm for pass.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AQ54 KQ962 T9 A8
1, planning 2 over 1NT. Same plan if the A were a small card.
1!C - 1!H - rebid??
2 may also land you at a 5-1 fit rather than 1NT at IMPs. 2 will often catch a 5-3 fit, but it's a bit of a crapshoot.
what does 3 hearts mean
Opener knows responder's strength, but does not know whether he has 3, 2 or even 1 heart. It is not obvious that 3 "must" be a minimum; one could choose to play minimum 5-5's at 2NT and reserve 3 for game-going 5-5's, leaving all of ...
1!C - 1!H - rebid??
Bridge World Standard allows a 1NT rebid with a singleton in responder's suit. While notrump will sometimes be wrong, it is far too often right to bar it. 1 may well work better on this hand, but I have not had great success over the years bidding 3-card ...
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