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Ray Hornby
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned the game & played a lot in the 70's & 80's. Started playing competitively again in 2005.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning and drinking all that local wine at the 2016 Penticton Regional
Bridge Accomplishments
2016 Winnipeg Regional; 2011 District 2 Flight A NAP
Regular Bridge Partners
Marielle Brentnall
Favorite Tournaments
Canadian Bridge Championships, Penticton Regional, Council Bluffs Regional
Favorite Conventions
MISER, Fit Jumps, Turbo
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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3NT is available to give both natural slam tries and cuebids.
In my main partnership, we play that 3NT here asks responder if they have a 2nd suit they're interested in as an alternate strain. Interested responder cooperates by bidding the cheapest step (=4) allowing opener to reveal their suit (skipping 4(=) if too strong). Non-interested responder ...
What do You play when you lead a king, which holds the trick as dummy hits with a singleton at a suit contract?
Suit preference with a middling card suggesting continuing the suit led.
The Bridge World Master Solvers Club
The problems and conditions of contest are posted on their website every month. You don't have to be a subscriber to enter, but do need access to the magazine for the scoring and commentary.
James Tyner's bidding problem: KJ83 AQ2 AJ76 K9
And the alternative to 2NT is ? Balanced hand, positional values in the unbid suits, just under half the deck, <4 hearts.
At matchpoints, do you invite game with 8 HCP across a 15-17 1NT opening bid?
Use the rule of 16 when inviting (HCP+card count of 8 spot or higher). Usually play weak NT so normally have different problems opposite 1NT opener.
What is the name of this lead convention?
What does 3!D mean?
Your example hand looks more like a 1 opener followed by 3
New "real" partnership standard
Great story, not sure what partner thought you had for your 4 bid though ...
The Squirrel Trick
Same sort of thing happened to me playing in a "mixed field" club game last week. Declarer playing in 4 on a diamond lead played 3 rounds of ostensibly to discard a side suit loser, except the side suit loser was a small . More importantly, my partner ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: AK KJT654 4 AQ76
It's matchpoints. Protect the plus. You've been pre-empted, stay pre-empted.

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