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Ren Klatt
Ren Klatt
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Member Since
May 24, 2014
Last Seen
Oct. 11
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

Have played Duplicate Bridge since 1973.

Favourite bidding method is a Small Club System that reveals distribution early in the auction in a natural way. 1C has the dual personality of either a C suit unbalanced with 10+ hcp OR strong balanced 17+ hcp. Opening 1D, 1H, 1S all show unbalanced hands with 10+ hcp. Closest method you can get to 5-card minors plus 5-card majors. The system notes are free upon email request.


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Favorite Conventions
Double Club System
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ACBL Ranking
DCS - North American Version
Double !C & 2/1 GF (Usually). Frequent Upgrades & Some Downgrades
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How to play 1 minor 1 heart 1 spade?
Very good to see that your system separates balanced from unbalanced early in the auction. IMHO there is not enough emphasis on this very important concept built into many modern bidding systems. My DCS structure is based on this same objective.
Is this alertable?
Discussion in this thread of alerting the natural 1 bid is of interest to me. My DCS system 1 opener situation is similar to the OP. My 1 = 10-21 hcp in 1st or 2nd seat. I alert 1 and if ask to explain say = 5-card + ...
Opening 10 HCP 6m331 hands playing Matchpoints
Open 1NT 13-16 and on very few 12. Open 1 1 or 1 balanced 10-12 with 5332. Open 1 when balanced 17+
Opening 10 HCP 6m331 hands playing Matchpoints
Opening both with 1m regardless of vulnerability is a very simple decision for me. My opening 1-level suit bids show unbalanced hands. Opening 1 / 1 shows a real suit with no suit longer than / . Both hands have a quality 6-card suit so I am very comfortable ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
@Ray I fully agree with your comments for those opening a 3-card minor when weak balanced. Some systems do not follow that practice. Decisions on opening 1NT when 5M332 are system structure dependent. FWIW My 1NT opener is 13-16 plus a very few 12 hcp. With this 1NT range including ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
The importance of an appropriate treatment is accentuated if you open 1NT with 5M332 in a weak NT range.
General rule: Exclusion RKC or a Splinter??
XRKCB is less risky if you play Kickback. More space to work with makes things work a bit easier.
General rule: Exclusion RKC or a Splinter??
My rules are: 1. A jump to 4-level suit below Opener or Responder first bid of 1 or 1 is a splinter. I play Kickback RKCB (but keeping in mind the OP assumes not; at the end I explain how to do if I played regular RKCB). The ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
@Ed @Richard I believe whatever system you play, the ultimate objective is to look at the benefits of the good things verses consequences of the bad things and assess the net risks. Ultimately you want a way of accurately bidding as many of the non freak hands as possible. The ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
@Ken “What do partnerships with 3M and 6m do when partner opens 1NT? Seems like a conflict between puppet and 4-way transfers?” A decision to proceed in right direction is required. Yogi Berra said “when you see a fork in the road … take it! Here is what I prefer. 1NT ...

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