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Robert Mason
Robert Mason
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 15, 2012
Last Seen
Nov. 21
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
Writer. Mizzou grad '75. It took me eight years, but in my defense, the sixties were weird.
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Kansas City Bridge Club
Favorite Conventions
I still like Flannery.
BBO Username
Masonjar
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None
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Return Partner's Suit?
Long ago, I saw two fine players in this situation. RHO lead a low card. Declarer, knowing RHO would lead the J in this case, played him for underleading the AK, and rose with the Q, losing to the Kxx. No change in the result. It was the old Grosvener ...
Tom Allan's bidding problem: Q6 85432 J8 AKQJ
I would have bid 3 or 3 over the double. Perhaps, I could have a better heart suit, but I hate defending 2 at matchpoints. Bidding immediately would put pressure on the opponents. 3's would not be forward going, 3 would be.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: AJ654 42 T4 JT86
1. I know it's pushy, but this game revolves around spades.
Paolo Treossi's bidding problem: T AQJ7542 76 843
Double. You're probably screwed, but you're not risking much. If they make 4, you're not getting many matchpoints. However, plus 200 could be a good score. As Shutts used to say, "If they don't wrap one around you once in a while, you're not ...
Andreas Babsch's bidding problem: AJ6 A643 --- AKJT75
"Massively" seems a bit much. Given the auction and the vulnerability, West will have a strong suit. However, if partner bids 3NT, that would be slam discouraging. 3 elicits more information about his hand. You're right in that bidding Exclusion will only tell you if you're off ...
Andreas Babsch's bidding problem: AJ6 A643 --- AKJT75
3. I'm keeping it low, hoping to find out if partner is 6-4 or 5-5. I can bid 5, exclusion, later.
Rajesh Tibrewala's bidding problem: --- 2 AJTxxxx KQxxx
Is 4 clearly forcing? Will partner envision your hand? 3 followed by 4 might be a better description and gives partner a chance to bid 3NT, 4, or 4, giving you a little more information.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: A2 T98 --- KQJT9432
3, then 4, then 5 Exclusion Blackwood.
Florian Alter's bidding problem: T83 A763 9 AK875
6. I ain't passin' and layin' down that dummy.
Barry Buehler's bidding problem: AJ83 AJ52 75 A97
Those aces make me think it should be played in a suit. Partner can still bid notrump, of course, so why should we take up our bidding space? No wonder you get to play all the hands.
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