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Phil Clayton
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July 27, 2010
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United States of America

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"Maybe BW wants to just keep things simple for older folks who have trouble and would get distracted by too many things" Michael, just because you are youmger than most readers doesn't give you a pass to spout this garbage. Kindly edit your article. Thanks.
BW 2/1: Serious 3NT
Someone with 1,000 points that is attending tournaments already knows how to take most of their tricks. These are the conditions of contest to define our imaginary intermediate. Accordingly, these questions are more or less appropriate although one could argue the importance of serious 3N. Dave my sense is ...
BW 2/1: Serious 3NT
Definitions after 3M (all hands shown are minimum for range) 1. 4M: bad minumum with a maximum of one key card. 2. 3N: "useful minimum": AKxxx xx Axxx xx or extras that aren't slam suitable: AJxxx Kx KQxx Qx 3: cue: Extras and slam suitable: AKxxx x AKJx xxx ...
BW 2/1: Serious 3NT
Non-serious but if opener's last call was 2N, 3N is to play.
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Shun the non-believers!
Giving up transfers so that we can play specifically 3 seems like a small target.
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Maastricht Challenge is brilliant and one of my favorites, although its on my long list of "borrowed out" books.
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Have to agree with Chris about R/S. For bidding books, I suppose the Goren or Culbertson books were foundational for many players, but modern bridge is all about competitive auctions. Is there a better book on competitive bidding than R/S? Please let me know because I will buy ...
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A. If you want to understand bidding, get ahold of as many old (but not ancient) Bridge worlds as you and read, and re-read MSC's. Additionally, kibitz Susi matches on BBO, although its really unfortunate she disabled kib chat, since it ends any kind of group discussion. So, try ...

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