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Randy Pearson
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Just returning to bridge after 25-year absence.

United States of America

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Craig Biddle's bidding problem: AK8 AKJ2 KQT5 AK
Would 2NT have been forcing? If not I can sympathize with the quantitative interpretation suggested by some. Otherwise QJ10xxx Q10xxx x x is approximately the only hand where I sympathize with RKB. Either way 6NT is right.
Are Gazilli jump-shifts non-alertable?
This is analogous to 1M-1N-3m in strong club systems. Although "obviously" limited by not opening 1, I still alert these. Opponents are not obligated to understand all the inferences of bids you make and don't make.
After a quantitative 4NT
Same meaning as you for 5 and 6 suit bids. We also use something from Kantar's RKB book: 5NT shows values to accept but with a deficient number of Aces (typically that means 1 Ace).
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
I've been playing this ~1/week for the last 5-6 months, and it's been fun. It may go without saying, but the bid is designed to fit within a strong 1 structure. One downside, aside from the obvious degree of risk, is that the 1 opening ...
Transfer Advances of Overcalls
This exact auction--(2)-2 arises in Problem 1 of the November 2018 "Bidding Box" (ACBL Bulletin), where advancer has a GF 6-5 in the unbid suits. Transfer Advances would have helped here, but were not employed by either contesting pair, and aren't mentioned in the article.
Memory Strain
It's not the encoding that makes the difference. It's using 4NT as a suit surrogate, avoiding 5T-1. You could also agree to bid the void suit directly, using 4NT in place of the most expensive suit, which could have a lower memory strain. The benefit of the suit-under ...
Selena Pepić's bidding problem: T93 --- AKQJ963 J87
If you don’t like the agreement, change it later, but don’t be a dissident during the hand.
Meaning of spades bids in a XYZ auction
We've named our variant XYS (S=), because it applies only when the 3rd bid is . After 1-1-1, 1 is GF denying 4, while 2 is GF promising 4. After responder's 2, a 3 raise is good 3-card ...
No Drury in 4th seat?
Also, "Tips on Bidding", which is as recent as 2015, and Lawrence is still recommending Drury after 4th seat openings there. IOW, your partner would appear to be wrong.
Time for a filter that shows top 10-20 articles by likes
Related to Steve’s suggestion, the home page article list could include Like counts.

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