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Richard Haydon
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April 28, 2014
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about me

Academic (retired) and bridge-player (semi-retired, "butcher" on OKB) Now living in London. 

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United Kingdom

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Acol Bridge Club, BC12 (Paris)
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RGHaydon
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Negative Free Bids and the consequences
Ambiguity after a double and opponents’ preemptive action is indeed the big weakness of these methods. I played NFB (after “space-consuming” overcalls, with invitational jump-shifts) in a couple of partnerships between 1967 and 1970. We did quite well in (non-expert!) MPs but the big downside, especially at IMPs, was after ...
1NT-P-3NT-X
Yes, of course. It was another butchered defence
1NT-P-3NT-X
Real men don’t run. Almost 50 years ago my partner fancied himself as the best player in the University and our opponents at MPs were a pair of upstart freshmen. My RHO opened a 10-12 NT and it went Pass 3NT Dbl PPP. I had to find a lead ...
Displaying hands in comments
Actually EW can’t make 1 (CCCHHHC)
Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
The EBU L&E Committee has indeed got very worried about artificial strong openings on distributional hands, particularly when people are playing what in the UK is called "Benjamin". I play a little in France now where the standard system (2 "strong indeterminate", 2 GF) is similar to ...
Journo Tells a Sad Tale
At the risk of drifting off topic, I have to defend the Daily Mail against the charge of plagiarism: most of their stories are invented in-house, rather than copied (or based on real-world events). https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI
Sven Pride's bidding problem: AKQJT A9 AKQ64 Q
It's easy: in a situation like this, opener chooses 6NT only with two top cards in his suit ...
The Nine drops
Because if West is known, or judged, never to play the 9 from these South can safely continue with the 3 in this position, finessing if West follows small.
Louis Dekker's bidding problem: 9 AQ54 AJ542 A64
Is it possible that partner thinks are trumps?
Reading your opponent
I am sure you are not wrong Giovanni. This is a cleverly constructed and very funny article. The insights into declarer's thought processes recall Victor Mollo's immortal line "The Rabbit now played for the 9 to be good".
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