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Scott Needham
Scott Needham
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Member Since
Oct. 8, 2010
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about me

Grew up in Kansas, and left as soon as was polite for schooling in LA. Thought I wanted to be a scientist. Huh.

Learned K-S in college and played a bit at the old Wild Whist in Westwood. Then I moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 1978 and took the next 30 years off (with only sporadic club experience in the Denver area). Started playing regularly again in Boulder, Colorado, and played my first sectional and regional tournaments. Learned to love Bracket 2/3 KOs. Favorite tournament

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Inverted Minors
1m-2m = 7+-bad12 dummy points, jump in om = forcing balanced raise. The more I play it, the more I like it. Distributional hands can bid 3m, defensive responding hands can whack when they balance, opener has no need to take a call with 11-13.
High Level Reverses
Didn't the OP limit the discussion to "SAYC"? To me, this implies a conservative SA card. Or is "SAYC" supposed to mean _only_ that 2/1 isn't a game force?
Serious 3NT question
If not playing the "mini" splinter here, I'm with you: There is need for a structure choice if you wish to be able to put both raise hand-types into 3M, and to make a specific ask so as not to rely entirely upon control cues. If, however, playing the ...
Serious 3NT question
Yes. So why not show the short immediately?
Serious 3NT question
I prefer to show the shortness as inv+ splinter (good13-14 HCP and short); now 3M is balanced, so 3S is a S/F3NT call, however you play it.
What is the goal of showing a good/bad suit after Ogust ?
Worst "good suit" is KJTxxx. Gotta have the K or A to qualify.
1NT-2!S = !C/range ask
Just as I play 5cd major Stayman.
1NT-2!S = !C/range ask
TY, will look carefully at the discussion.
1NT-2!S = !C/range ask
I'm down with not disclosing O's majors--which is why I like 5cd Major Stayman, so, OK, the 2-may-or-may not loses here. But I'd like to acquire a reasonable method to preserve the options on your #2 on R's hands-- 1N-2/reply-3X = short, real ...
1NT-2!S = !C/range ask
OK, I'll bite: LIPS?

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