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Richard Whitehead
Richard Whitehead
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Feb. 6, 2011
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Bridge Player
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BBO Username
richard09
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Harvey
2 over 1 GF
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Penny strong NT
2/1 GF
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John
2/1 Game Force
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Richard Granville's bidding problem: J64 AQ943 852 T7
11-17 in some sense unbalanced, probably a red singleton. With a balanced hand, I would have either opened or rebid 1NT.
High-Level Preempt: Alertable or Not? (ACBL)
Routine bridge is that a 3rd seat preempt is unpredictable, at the 3-level or the 4-level. As long as partner doesn't know more than the opponents, what is there to alert? You going to say "could be weak or could be strong"? Opps will really thank you for that ...
Inverted Minors
@CM: True, except it hasn't been much of a problem for us, in practice. We like other uses for 2/2 j/s over the minors, so our choices are a bit limited.
Inverted Minors
I prefer 1m-2m forcing 10+, 1m-3m weak 4-6, 1m-j/s Om mixed 7-9. That works regardless of your NT range, although I prefer weak, without compromising 1m-2M j/s. It does introduce a problem if you like 1D-2C GF and 1D-3C invitational. I recommend making 1D-2C just F1 instead. You ...
Takeout Double with 8 HCP?
With one partner, I'm playing a version of Mini-Roman, where 2 = 4-4-4-1 or 5-4-4-0, short in a minor, 10-14hcp. Admittedly, this is intended to be somewhat preemptive, but we find the proper attitude for Responder is to bid aggressively. Generally, whenever Responder has a major suit fit, the ...
Another question about alerting when there's no agreement
Tim: "It seems to me that east was guessing: west might have had reds, minors, or clubs. At no point during the auction should he alert because there is no agreement." At the point West bid 3, he neatly defined his hand, and East was no longer guessing.
What Does An Ethical Huddler Do
If I'm trying to decide between bidding and passing, after a long huddle that I recognize, I always bid. If I'm trying to decide between two bids, I just try to pick the best one, and let the chips fall as far as director calls go.
How Would You Rule
I think this is a matter of Law, not regulation, and the ruling should be the same everywhere.
Protecting the field?
But that's pretty much the whole point. These sorts of situations happen all the time. There can't possibly be some sort of moral or ethical constraint on your play, except that you are expected to play to win (or for most of us, to try and improve your ...
Protecting the field?
I suppose there was no other board in the event where the outraged couple could have played better, and they were given no gifts by any of their opponents.
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