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Pete Marvin
Pete Marvin
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Member Since
April 15, 2015
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Nov. 12
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about me

After toying with duplicate in college, I returned 3 years ago to duplicate bridge after career and family, as a retirement "gift" to myself.  Got Life Master in 2016.  A great enthusiast...hope one day to be a great player.  Working on it...     Smile

Basic conventions are St Amer 2/1, with some fun additions at times.

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Life Master
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: KQ7 84 AKJ8 Q863
3H doubled and non-vul will go down 3 for sure, possibly 4. 4S finds a 3-3 break in S, the AK of H in front of the Q, and a diamond and club finesse both onside...for 620, already a tie for top.
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: KQ7 84 AKJ8 Q863
My partner pulled the double...to four spades. He read the 2nt as (impending) Stayman, and my pt count as sufficient for a shot at game with a 4-3 fit. I disagreed. Guess what: everything breaks, it made 4.
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: Q95 AK853 J954 9
Thanks to all. Now let me take it to its next stage: After pass-pass, LHO opened a spade, partner passed, and RHO bid 1NT. Would you NOW enter the auction, perhaps out of concern that opponents will steal it too easily?
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: KQ7 84 AKJ8 Q863
Doubler had 9HCP, including 4S to the A, and Qxx of hearts. Tho the H stop was iffy to say the least, the plan was to use Lebensohl to bid Stayman, as a pass was expected from N, then the required 3C from E, then 3H from west. When that ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: AK94 K32 J953 K9
We play that a good 8pts indicates a jump response to a TO double; thus game would seem out of the question. One might advocate throttling opponents by bidding 2S, but then how might a partner with, say, 7pts respond? And the bidding opponent is to your left, making your ...
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AK64 AT AQ6 KJ98
The 4c response to the transfer is getting quite some attention; must confess I hadn't really considered it...but it makes sense. Looks like partnership understanding is in order, as it may have several potential uses.
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AK64 AT AQ6 KJ98
Correction: assuming a reasonable break he'll get to dummy once.
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AK64 AT AQ6 KJ98
1. Lack of entries...will be leading out of his hand throughout. 2. May not be able to set up, or to reach, the anemic spade suit. At least if S are trump, he's sure to get to dummy eventually!
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AK64 AT AQ6 KJ98
As to 4C: I assume this means a club control, spade support and slam interest? If so, see comment above. (I'm beginning to get the idea that most players don't transfer over 2NT holding a 5cd major and a bust or near-bust?)
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AK64 AT AQ6 KJ98
Many advocate 4S; certainly tantalizing with the great S suit. But wouldn't most responders transfer even with a bust hand and 5 or 6 spades? (Might be an embarrassing result if responder has, say, 5233 distribution and a bust.)
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