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Shawn Young
Shawn Young
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Member Since
Sept. 15, 2015
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Nov. 1
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Change of Heart
Maybe it's bad bridge but I like 3N as my first call. We might get drilled on clubs, sure. For that to happen, two things need to go wrong: 1) Partner has no club stopper 2) Opps need to figure that out. Could it happen? Certainly. But we have ...
The notorious doctors
MR: "In team sports, it is accepted practice to try to 'get away' with stuff. In bridge, it is not." In some team sports. Perhaps many/most. In curling it is most certainly not accepted practice.
Bridge on "Corrie" .... including some cheating
Next week: Those characters weren't actually cheating... it was their Evil Twins.
Michael Hopkins's bidding problem: J43 AK A872 Q842
Just in my own partnership, this one could be grounds for divorce. I'm bidding 3, and raising with two-card support will not please partner. But in our partnership, her bid is hopefully 2N for clubs and hearts and cramping opposition, and the club fit's on.
How to bid a strong hand?
First thing's first: I need to make sure I get a second call. Whether that's 1 or 2 that's job #1.
Would you double?
If I feel the need to lie to partner with Hand #1, I'll lie with 2NT as unusual for minors. If I bid anything other than 2 with the second hand, I'm walking home.
In the middle of a tournament, a player collapses. Do you know what to do?
Not sure about this. Sounds well and good unless/until you're in a jurisdiction where the rescuers make a mistake, and no good deed goes unsued.
Simple Game
I kind of like opening 1NT here. I understand it's an underbid. OTOH... --It's not a gross underbid. KQ touching good, spots good, but only a 12.25 Woolsey Point Count. --You might miss a decent game try, sure, if pard has good-11 etc...but you're also ...
Another Reese-Schapiro Hand
If you read Wilsmore's book, you'll note he found actual witches.
Repeat Locations for Nationals
"Here’s an analogy: In the sports world...the tennis majors are always in London, Paris, Melbourne and NY -- they don't go to XYZ, OH just to rotate around." Seriously? Those tournaments have thousands of 'kibitzers' turning up daily, many of whom pay well over $100 to watch the ...

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