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Roger Pennell
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Member Since
May 10, 2011
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Roger Pennell Jim LaForce
2 over 1
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Minorwood or Redwood?
With my regular partner I play any FREE raise to 4m is minorwood, except if raised by the little hand. Then the strong hand must use the cheapest unambiguous bid as KC. The "weak hand" is the partner of a (1) 2C opener, (2) jump shift or (3) reverse. This ...
How to get to slam on these cards ?
For me it's simple. Open 2C and rebid a minor means "pard I need at most 3 cover cards for a grand," ergo responder gets to at least 6 clubs.
Open Or Not?
The problem with not opening, whether IMPs of MPs, is that I will be in a small minority, and getting small or negative rewards by betting on the position (pass is better) that is not necessarily a favorite. I can still be above average or win IMPs, even though 1S ...
North committed to game opposite my possible 3+ HCP and four dead spades, and I have this hand. Suck it up and trot out KC.
Slightly off shape 1NT?
I remember Edgar expressing his distain for off-shape 1N openers, however at match points opening 1D gives up so much in order to cater to the, what, one in 25 times we have a diamond slam. For me 1N is automatic for all subject ranges.
Usual Kokish sequemce
Agree with Jim: 5C 1430. If pard bids 7H I think I'll be OK; if a sign off then 6N. No UI.
Watching Bridge (Online)
I enjoy watching bridge online. I watch both tables simultaneously and position each window so that the commentary is blocked from view. This is a lot of fun because one or the other table is usually behind and you can see what will happen at the other table. With commentary ...
Compleat incomplete explanation
How about the uncontested auction 1 2 2 2, alert. Please explain. Fourth suit forcing.
To bid or not to Bid
Based on our assumption, this hand is pretty much what we would expected: a plus in 4, and not in 3N.
Partner leads the 2, dummy covers with the 3, and...
Defending NT with KQ tight, I usually play the K if it looks like partner has the A, in case she might want to over take the Q.

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