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Phil Markey
Phil Markey
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Member Since
June 3, 2015
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Bridge Player
about me

Lawyer, gambler, monogamist, wolfhound lover

Personal philosophy - clothing optional


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South Australian Bridge Association
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stiff queen
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Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: AJT64 AT76 --- Q764
I am going to decide if we make game now because that is where the big $$ is. 4C provides good opportunity to look stupid but I like pass. 3S sucks.
Dodge a Bullet
"Any attempt by the opening 1NT bidder to tell the opponents what his partner has for the slow sequence to 2♠ would not be accurate. Partner might have anything. If the 1NT bidder makes some description that would give the opponents MI, since that is not the agreement. That only ...
Dodge a Bullet
Absolutely part of your disclosure should be to say that Partner is in control in as much as the 1NT overcaller is not going to compete but that doesn't by itself fix the problem. What do you say as the 1NT overcaller when the proposed sequence happens and you ...
Dodge a Bullet
KJ10985 6 983 872 Is presumably a routine 2C bid ? I think once you run from 2 clubs doubled in the proposed sequence you invite more doubling. In any event the disclosure obligations in the sequence you suggest are fraught. Running from 1NT smacked seems to promote at best awkward ...
Dodge a Bullet
The author proposed a sequence something like; 1H 1NT X 2C P P X 2D X P P 2S saying this is a good plan and then said "Also, this sort of sequence sounds suspicious, as if you are trying to get them into a doubling rhythm. If they think ...
Those Pesky Opps
I would open the West hand. If you forced me to play a strong 1NT base I would open the North cards 1NT. I would redouble with the North cards after the double. I would probably double 2H with the South cards. I would never deliberately compete for a part-score ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 94 AQ3 42 KJT643
I think opening 1C is wrong. It's your birthday when you open 1C with this hand, in this position, against competent opponents playing for matchpoints, and get to play a comfortable 1 or 2 level part score.
David Thompson's bidding problem: 9642 KT82 A6 Q82
In my world they have 23+ highs and we are unlikely to have a spade fit. In other worlds I dislike advertising my joke takeout hand and prefer to take some equity from my opponents goosing it by missing game.
Waltraud Gruening's bidding problem: K543 93 J98 KJ72
Not vulnerable at a low level for MP's is a license to bid too much.
Should this bid be reported to the director ?
Just because the rules assume everyone cheats is no reason for players to think it too. South would go in my book for the next time I played him/her as a clever player but I think calling the director or reporting the hand in some fashion is a ridiculous ...
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