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Stefan Velja
Stefan Velja
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2015
Last Seen
April 24
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

21 y/o bridge enthusiast from Novi Sad, Serbia. Studying physics, hobbies (apart from bridge) include music (singing, playing...), tennis and programming (yes, that's a hobby!).

Country
Serbia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Finding a very good slam the other team missed, due to a system partner and I came up with.
Bridge Accomplishments
Not many I'm particularly proud of.
Regular Bridge Partners
Not many I'm particularly proud of. Hehe
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Novi Sad Bridge Club
Favorite Conventions
2 of a minor openings in a strong club system I'm writing
BBO Username
stefan19
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None
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Stefan Velja's bidding problem: J Ax KQxx AKJ9xx
What do you mean hands are given next to each other? Like consecutive polls, so you can see them both? In that case, I'd prefer to be in 7c :)
Stefan Velja's bidding problem: J Ax KQxx AKJ9xx
Epilogue: partner has Axx KJ109xx Ax Qx, making 7c an almost laydown contract. One line of play needs either hearts 3-2 or a heart-diamond squeeze, or singleton Q of hearts dropping, which is very highly likely. Another option is to try ruffing a diamond with the partners Q of clubs.
Stefan Velja's bidding problem: J Ax KQxx AKJ9xx
@Steve, partner certainly has both missing aces for his jump to 6 hearts.
Stefan Velja's bidding problem: J Ax KQxx AKJ9xx
Either a regular t/o double with all three other suits, or exceptional strength with other bids being misdescribing. Your answer? :D
Stefan Velja's bidding problem: J Ax KQxx AKJ9xx
What do you expect partner to have for 6?
Stefan Velja's bidding problem: J Ax KQxx AKJ9xx
I added the explanation; it's a continuation of another poll. What would you have bid instead of doubling?
Stefan Velja's bidding problem: J Ax KQxx AKJ9xx
5 would most probably be "to play", however you may interpret it.
Partners Play Different Styles
This is not directly related to what the OP asked, but what are exactly the positives of forcing both partners to play the same system, or, say, disallowing them to play different systems at different vulnerabilities? I think allowing both would be very beneficial to the diversity of bridge and ...
ATB - aggressive slam bidding
I find it quite interesting how many players blame north's 1NT opening, but when I posted a poll asking what you would open, the 1NT response dominated. The poll: https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-lw83cqotl6/
Slow Play Penalties
I would say it is very hard to penalize people for playing slowly. One can hardly distinguish between someone spending time looking for some unprobable line of play or wearing their opponents out and someone who is just having a hard time focusing because of noise, stomach problems, or just ...
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