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Pete Marvin
Pete Marvin
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Member Since
April 15, 2015
Last Seen
Sept. 24
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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.

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United States of America

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Life Master
Pete Marvin's lead problem: A6 AT4 KT5 AKQ63
As usual, Richard, you saw the essential question right away: How play the trump suit? Should the lead-directing double influence declarer not to play to drop the queen? After all, the math which favors the drop is minimal, so any influence otherwise should suggest to finesse it. ("...formatted as an ...
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: A KQT852 9 AK854
Me too! Hadda restrain myself, as 4H has a preemptive advantage as well. (Thought about making that bid a subject of another post...you anticipated me.)
Pete Marvin's lead problem: T92 K9 JT3 T9532
Does the 10 promise the 9? Does the 9 deny the 10? How should opening leader read the play of the 9?
Pete Marvin's lead problem: 2 QJ7 T852 KJ652
Agree: After all, what would one balance WITH? Besides, I've read that statistically one can expect a 1C opener to hold 4 cards at least half the time...sure don't wanta be in clubs if that's the case. Sure, I could double and hope partner can put ...
Robert Thorstad's bidding problem: AQ9732 K2 K5 AK6
6 or 7 D's, 0 or 1 S. Decent D suit, with sufficient entries to suggest it'll develop. Can't say he has extra values since he's forced. So I'd try 4NT as an invite to slam. Not sure enough to venture 5NT "pick-a-slam".
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 ...
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