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Pete Marvin
Pete Marvin
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Member Since
April 15, 2015
Last Seen
Sept. 21
Member Type
Bridge Player
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 lead problem: QT9 Q875 A6 K873
Both. Partner could be leading from a suit headed by KT9, QT9, or simply T9. So 1st consideration is whether to play low or go up. If the latter, please comment on your plan in that suit if declarer plays small under your A.
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: QJ6 64 KQ9742 T7
Thanks Kieran. I agonized about that very thing. We play Flannery, so couldn't open. Then reasoned, perhaps wrongly, that I didn't want to risk forcing partner to 3c vulnerable. But you've answered my main question: In matchpoints, vulnerable, do you take partner back to clubs at the ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AKJ98752 --- T5 AJT
As long as you agree that 2c-2d-3s means a virtually independent suit and asks controls, that would seem to be the best course. If partner's first bid is Hs (or Ss of course), you sign off, happy you didn't get too high. If partner bids 4c or 4d ...
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AQ9 T93 AJ543 J7
Thnx Brad. You're by no means the only one who has made a persuasive case for preferring a 3-cd major raise (with a side doubleton) to a 1NT rebid. In the actual hand, S had only 4 spades; but with 5 would likely have corrected to 2S (or with ...
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AKQJ84 6 AK62 AT
My thoughts mirrored Jay's exactly: 4S might foreclose slam, but people preempt for a reason....I considered myself duly preempted, and salvaged what I could.
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AQ9 T93 AJ543 J7
Thanks Richard and Paul. Answers: 1. Our partnership style eschews 1st-rnd major support with 3 cards, in favor of 1NT rebid. Realize there are others who insist otherwise, but we use New Minor force and Support Double freely to far so good. 2. The double was take-out.
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AKQJ84 6 AK62 AT
I held this hand, and feared what Steve mentions above: that partner might have good hearts and no attractive bid, and pass for penalty. My 4S call worked out ok, as it makes only 5S; BUT I recognize the fact that a slam could be missed. Pete
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AKJT98762 --- AJT5 ---
Yes, exactly. I reasoned that there was no way to find out about controls, nor would I ever hear a spade bid; and what was vital was diamond info. So I opened 2c to maintain a game-force auction. Over the 2d response I bid 2S. Partner then gave me the ...
Hanoi Rondón's bidding problem: Ax A Kxx KQJxxxx
Tough situation now...perhaps obviated by my preferred opening of 2c. In clubs, it's a 4-loser hand. I'll say 2c, then over a bust or 2d (waiting) response, keep bidding clubs till partner passes or swerves me into NT. Over a positive response I'll ask key cards ...
Pete Marvin's lead problem: 2 KJT76 84 QT852
Thanks Richard. Their bidding agreements are not known to me in detail, but I doubt they use the 3NT bid you describe. I do know they recognize "fast arrival". In any case, I can't wait to hear what you'd lead... (And I DID agonize over interfering w 2H ...

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