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Shawn Drenning
Shawn Drenning
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Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
28 minutes ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Austin, TX player.  Trying to get better.

United States of America

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Bridge Accomplishments
I have been on the cover of popular bridge publications such as the ACBL bridge bulletin
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Austin Bridge Center
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ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Sam Shawn
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2 over 1
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Systems with no forcing opening bid or with all 1-level openings forcing
It seems to me that Fantunes picked good methods to complement their cheating. Both their 2-bids and their leads seem really effective if they can be clarified through illicit means.
A Double Standard?
Agree with Mike, that whatever this is, it is not a "fix." Here are some things I would consider fixes 1. They drop your singleton offside K for no particular reason missing four cards 2. They get excited with their 15 count opposite partner's 1nt opener and make a ...
A Double Standard?
I think most people responding to this thread are disagreeing with your assertion that what you posted "raises important questions"
A Double Standard?
@Craig, if this happened to me in (say) an A/X pairs at a regional, I would agree 100%. This is a club game though against inexperienced players who are likely struggling to get even the basics right. I get annoyed too when stuff like this happens, but I think ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 3 AT9532 A6 9765
"If they kept you out of game west did a great job." That was David's original point I think that since W may just pass if he's not worried about us bidding a game, the fact that he has bid makes bidding more desirable.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 3 AT9532 A6 9765
@Shiang I'm talking about whether W should always bid 3S with support. As W, I don't really care about showing partner my hand. He has opened a very descriptive vulnerable 2 and typically will not be taking another call regardless of whether I bid 3 or ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 98742 A3 Q94 QT5
If you have a six card suit and a weak hand, you can frequently double and bid your suit later. If they jam the auction and partner cannot act, you're probably happy to let them have it. Similarly, if you have a five card suit and partner cannot support ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 3 AT9532 A6 9765
Why should I bid 3 if I have no fear of them going to the 4 level? I agree in many situations it is better to bid right away, but that is usually when you want to make opponents guess or if you're worried they can out compete ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 3 AT9532 A6 9765
I was thinking when I was given this hand that if I were W with a hand that is not worried about opponents bidding to four level (but not good enough to game force) I would likely just pass 2 and compete to 3 if necessary.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 98742 A3 Q94 QT5
I know the general idea, but suppose on this auction we play negative free bids and I have a game force with 5 spades. Do I just double and then when lefty bids 4 hope we can sort it out?

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