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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

United States of America

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Non Life Master
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David Parsons's bidding problem: QJ9852 K7 53 AT9
As dealer I would have a mild preference for 2 over 1; here I mildly prefer 1, but do not feel strongly about it.
Mike Ma's bidding problem: A4 95 A764 AT964
Not only do I think there is a chance 4 will make, at my club it's a good bet they'll bid again.
Emanuel Evacic's bidding problem: A4 Q93 AQT432 A2
Borderline. Had I known partner would respond in hearts, I would've opened 1NT, picking up any 5-3 fit there. If you told me partner has the K, I would rebid 2NT or 3NT now. But on average I think 1 followed by 3 is best on this ...
Petter Bengtsson's bidding problem: A932 AQ AT84 AT2
With more than 20 votes in, it would probably have been better to repost the problem, but I stand by my pass.
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: K32 --- QT965 AJ874
I usually play 2 as (Reverse Fit) Drury, but if natural, that's a reasonable alternative to 2, expecting a heart rebid and not planning to bid both minors. As for opening, I'm extra cautious about opening on 10 since partner is apt to bid game on ...
Roger Bryant's bidding problem: 8 8 AKQT8532 532
3, asking for a stopper, trying for the nine trick game.
Ronald Vickery's bidding problem: A7 KQ82 962 J762
Balanced 10 hcp opposite an opening bid seems like a normal redouble to me.
Gordon Rainsford's bidding problem: J865 7652 AJ72 4
At the one level 1 would be clear, but many players think "up-the-line" without understanding that it does not apply where partner is not expected to rebid in a four-card suit. At this level, 3 seems all to likely to end the auction (or get raised inappropriately.) Our ...
Is this "Reverse" Forcing?
Joakim and Kieran have it -- if the hand had been worth forcing a very weak hand to bid, it would've been a 2 opening. Yes, there are some awkward hands that may prefer opening 1 despite great playing strength. A jump or cue-bid should handle those.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: QJ8 K5 AK Q86543
Right. I generally do not adjust for the location of honors when deciding whether to open 1NT, figuring that honors in the short suits favors notrump more than suit play. But the value of a six card suit depends on whether we can set it up, and I would rate ...

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