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Simon Stocken
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Nov. 27, 2015
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Simon Stocken's bidding problem: J7653 4 --- KJ86532
I bid 2. I wasn't that keen on 1 initially (1NT so I can get to play clubs? or Passing were options but I felt passing would end the auction against this opposition and my optimistic streak won out) Partner (a client) held: K9 J10983 ...
A Modest Proposal For Dealing With Expelled Cheaters
Create a charity dedicated to teaching bridge to children and schools. I'm backed by a substantial charity here in the UK to do precisely this.
45 years and I've learned ...NOTHING
Agreed on your hand we will miss 7D. Instead we will be in 6NT for a great MP score. Very few will bid the grand in my experience of pairs events. We will beat all those in 6D or 6S. I'm advocating practical ahead of overly scientific. The small ...
45 years and I've learned ...NOTHING
Anyone for RKCB followed by 6NT? There are advantages in declaring this hand as South, one of which is a far more interesting play problem if they don't give you the contract on a club or a heart lead. Bidding 6D immediately has benefits - certainly I'm not settling ...
It's a piece of magic that can turn a beginner into an expert
4th highest came to us from whist - a game of remarkably little skill. Teaching 4th highest is almost pointless - the learning players are usually years from being able to benefit from the information. Teaching Low like makes way more senses.
Philosophical bidding question
open 3h - put the pressure on. Weak twos are relatively easy to defend
I was always told that a 7-4-2-0 distribution was known as a Marilyn Monroe - what would you bid on this sexy hand?
Apologies 4th suit forcing is usually played GF in any system. I did not clarify.
I was always told that a 7-4-2-0 distribution was known as a Marilyn Monroe - what would you bid on this sexy hand?
In any system 2C is GF. The bidding is the same on any system (except strong club) - I don't see that 4S even knowing partner has good diamonds is necessarily a better contract.
I was always told that a 7-4-2-0 distribution was known as a Marilyn Monroe - what would you bid on this sexy hand?
Certainly an option - 2 over one is my preferred system, as it is for many tournament players in England. I refuse to play with family members (they are all bridge players/teachers) who play Acol and they've agreed top come round to my view and see the benefits over ...
I was always told that a 7-4-2-0 distribution was known as a Marilyn Monroe - what would you bid on this sexy hand?
Partner's hand was K109x x AKQxxx KQ I was playing with a weaker partner so bid 4H, which scored 9 matchpoints out of 36. Most players simply bid 4S. I put the problem to Andrew Robson who came back with 2C - 10 4H - 8 How ...
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