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Richard Margolis
Richard Margolis
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Nov. 10, 2012
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Kevin Fay's bidding problem: AJ976 AQ874 --- QT5
Opposite one of my own 2-level overcalls, this would be an easy 6 call. However, without knowledge of partner's style, I am discouraged by the 2NT call ( wastage) and the simple raise to 4, when we are informed that 4 would have been stronger. In ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: Ax KT73 KQJx KJx
To make an informed decision, we need to know our agreements here. I tend to play that pass over their RDBL is penalty, except "under the gun" at the 1-level. If we had that agreement, I would certainly defend and, with David, table the K. Absent such information, I ...
Phyllis Yates's bidding problem: xx Axx x AQxxxxx
I'm not happy voting with the plurality here with 3, since (a) I don't know if passing partner's putative 3NT call will be right, and (b) the opponents hold , probably 4 - 4, and I don't want to give them the opportunity to discover their ...
Thomas Berg's bidding problem: A52 84 AQJ4 J987
What we hold is an invitational raise in , silly 5-card support mandate notwithstanding. We therefore show our invitational raise with 2. Not DBL, lest we play a 3 - 3 fit. Not 2, since when we next bid we will show an unbalanced hand, when we ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AK Q862 9854 763
Bob, the information you seek about trick-taking ability in an 8-card vs. a 9-card fit may be found in Lawrence and Wirgren's excellent book I Fought The Law. They ran extensive computer simulations and published detailed charts with the outcome. Their purpose, of course, was to discredit the so-called ...
ATB - missed grand
Opening 2 on a 2-suiter, with primary and a 5-card major, is just begging for trouble. It is trivial to reach 7 in 4 calls after opening 1: 1 - 1H, 5NT - 7H. Subsequently, South announced a strong 2-bid in with secondary , when, in ...
Guillaume Fauconnier's bidding problem: AQ7543 3 6 AQJ52
Bidding 4 could be very wrong, but we hold so much more offense than a 1 overcall might contain that I feel constrained to call again. I would like a higher third , but we must play with what we were dealt. When KX of CL and a ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AK Q862 9854 763
The opponents knew they were off AK of when they competed to 3, and it seems highly unlikely that we will defeat them more than 1 trick. Yes, we probably have a plus score to protect, but the matchpoint difference between +50 and +100 will be minimal, perhaps ...
Tore Skoglund's bidding problem: 6 Q543 8 AKJ8652
While we likely hold the playing strength for 3, we create a context in which partner will expect greater H/C strength and could easily and reasonably take us beyond our depth. Where are the ? If partner holds them, that diminishes the prospect of running without a ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: --- 87654 7543 AK85
Why call 4? Either an invitational-plus call, according to our methods, intending to bid again anyway, or a splinter of 3 is superior to the blunt bash of 4. Is it any great surprise that the auction now comes back to us at 4? We should ...
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