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Pete Marvin
Pete Marvin
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Member Since
April 15, 2015
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

After toying with duplicate in college, I returned 4 years ago to duplicate bridge after career and family, as a retirement "gift" to myself.  Got Life Master in 2016.  Teach a Novice class some at local club level.  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.


United States of America

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ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AKT4 AKQ542 J8 Q
Kieran, I said "The question is clearly between 1H and 2C". You said "1H, unless 2H is a game contract now." What do you mean exactly? Was your comment in reply to mine, or were you referring to the desired best opening bid, or what?
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AKT4 AKQ542 J8 Q
The question is clearly between 1H and 2C.
Is there a PROVEN best carding method?
Fascinating, Ian. But I'd like to understand better: "...assume a spot order of 2,4,6,8,9,7,5,3". "...Then, make an arbitrary decision which end shows even count/odd count and which end shows encourage/discourage. For me, I would say 2=even and 3=odd ...
Pete Marvin's lead problem: 7643 QJ7532 87 6
Thanks to Greg and Richard. Local experts had a similar division of opinion between a heart and a spade. Anyone care to comment on which heart? One might say that with 6 cards in the suit, and the likelihood that high honors are to your right, the Q is best...
Is there a PROVEN best carding method?
The "first trick" and "from AK" comments are interesting...I've not heard/read that before. Can you explain how/why standard works better at trick 1, and when leading from AK. And when you say "there's evidence", can you describe?Thank you.
Tough contract at this. Please see original post for the declarer and dummy's hands, vul, etc. And my "comment" two paragraphs below that for bidding. It seems that votes on line-of-play are split. Would like to know your thoughts as to safest (IMPS) path to making 4.
Tough contract
I'm new to this section; would've preferred a hand diagram tool, but didn't see one. And I'm still not sure how to configure the poll options. I stated that opponents were silent, so is the auction relevant to line of play? I suppose failure-to-double might be ...
Unusual double
3 of a minor. I would think that partner would read that as a game try in our established trump suit, with values in that minor. Take away either minor Q and I'd simply bid 3H competitive.
Unusual double
Thanks to all! And my apologies for not showing responder's's my first such's my hand: S xxx H xxxx D A10xx C Jx Partner opened 1H, my RHO passed. I pondered and bid 2H. LHO bid 2S...partner doubled, and it came around ...
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: Q63 JT3 Q6x KQ62
Thanks to both. I passed...they were down 1 in 3H...we make 3S; both possible due to breaks VERY friendly to us.

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