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Robert Stevens
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Kokish Relay Question
Do I misunderstand Kokish? What does opener bid with just or just ? Is Kokish only for hands with notrump and/or hands? When does responder not take the xfer? Never?
An Old Chestnut
4 asking bid!? The answer to the opponents lead problem.
An Old Chestnut
You'll notice that opposite that hand, s and s switched, even 4 might go down on a lead. I think it is against the odds to try for slam with responder's cards. 4 keycard or as an asking bid is madness, allowing the cheap lead directing ...
1NT response forcing or semi-forcing?
So Ed, your definition of a normal 1N is: "about 6-10 points and a balanced hand". I think it is the word "about" which unsettles those of us who are irritated by the term semi-forcing. 6-11 is about 6-10 isn't it? And this definition depend on Miltons. Where is ...
1NT response forcing or semi-forcing?
Is not the purpose of this question aimed at the definition of "semi-forcing"? Therefore perhaps those who find the term descriptive should define it for the rest of us .
Memphis Natl Fast Pairs win taken away by Directors
Yes, ty Mike. I would have thought that if OP felt it worth arguing some case which runs into 12 paragraphs he would at least have taken the trouble to use the proper tools to make it easier for the jury. I would not have bothered to read it, but ...
Not a bidding poll
I have seen this specious argument often. Presumably that comment would still apply if you held three natural trump tricks. It is matchpoints. You might easily have a +110 available. You chalk up your measly +100 and get a 25% score.
Not a bidding poll
I suppose that assertion depends on your conception of a full opener. Not in my universe.
how do you bid these hands?
I was much impressed by the articles Ed Manfield wrote many years ago, and couldn't wait to start using FSJs. But my experience has been very much that of Csaba -- one rarely holds the hand for them, and almost never after (1suit)-overcall-(P)-?
Torpar
David is the quintessential rubber bridge overcaller. I too am in that camp.
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