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Phil Clayton
Phil Clayton
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Member Since
July 27, 2010
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2 hours ago
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Bridge Player
United States of America

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Dana Harbor (CA) BC
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ACBL Elections
Jeff, as far as your #2, I can tell you first hand that when a District candidate makes a presentation to a unit board, that national issues dominate the conversation, not local ones. A unit board member may have strong feelings about the ACBL's role in funding international bridge ...
Winston Chang's bidding problem: QJ972 AJT98 96 Q
Comfortable with this style of opening. Good offensive hand so 3 now.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: AQ7542 83 KJT 54
This does not look like a part score battle to me. Way more concerned with pushing them into a perfecto 4.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A93 Q72 QJ75 AQ6
The balancing double is pretty clear. As for overcalling 1N with this quacky 15 and no trick source opposite a passed partner? It's dubious, and I'm not that worried about competing later if the auction doesn't proceed favorably. For instance, after: 1M..pass I have an easy ...
Shailesh Gupta's bidding problem: K9x Kxx AQxx xxx
2N or 3 should express more of an opinion than a flat 12 with K9x. Quite likely the NT plays better from partners side anyway.
John Adams's bidding problem: K5 AKQ KQ85 T876
Seems like Kx, AKQ, KQxxx, xxx would be a tougher problem?
What is he thinking about?
Steve, while I agree there might be a bridge reason to consider A or J from AJx, the defender should also realize declarer's quandary when we win a slow Jack from AQJx, that we have deceived declarer with our tempo about the layout and suit preference does not rise ...
direct seat overcalls 1NT
Under the right conditions, maybe, but the point is knowing you're bidding partners 5 bagger.
What is he thinking about?
Win. Then think.
direct seat overcalls 1NT
Standard is to use either 2m or 2om as majors, but maybe it's sensible to use both? One can be 44/54, and the other could be 55? Then it's easier for opener to compete to the three level.

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