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Steven Mcgrahan
Steven Mcgrahan
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June 8, 2013
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Bridge Player
about me

Learned weak NT to start then Acol, then SA, then Precision and then 2/1 (the easiest to learn as more of a treatment). Now try for 2/1 and Precision but often get stuck with SAYC.

Book i learned bidding most from Precision Bidding in Acol by Eric Crowhurst

Redoubled with overtricks:

2D+2, 3N+2, 4S+2, 2S+3, 1N+3, 1S+3, 2H+4, 4S+1


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Bridge Accomplishments
Top 2015 Online pts U1000 for ACBL Unit 166
Favorite Tournaments
Hamilton Sectional
Favorite Conventions
fourth suit forcing
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
Revision Precision Club 5.0
Precision, 2/1 GF except for 1!d-2!c; All 1-over-1 bids but 1!d-1N 0+ hcp
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Laura & Steve
Standard American
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Larry and Steve
Mosca Club, Canape
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what is the correct opening bid
Is it too much to ask for the complete hand and bidding in one spot?
Is this announcement required for forcing Stayman?
Weather or not you believe you should alert 2 because of negative inference (I don't) 2 Stayman is explicitly defined as not alertable by ACBL if it asks for a 4 or 5 card major. Later bids which may not have a 4-card major are alertable. Also ...
Is this announcement required for forcing Stayman?
That is like saying all 1-bids are alertable because you didn't open 2 so limited. In ACBL you don't alert most negative inferences (explain if asked or before lead) Also, 2 Stayman is specifically not alertable as Ed points out.
Your Precision Opener?
If you play Precision with 2 promising 5+ and a 2 opening that could be (43)15 traditionally you opened 2 with 5 good clubs. So this hand would qualify for 2. Promising 6 clubs is more popular.
How would you rule?
My first thought was 5 was wild/gambling but he does 1 trick better has good result. If explanation correct probably has 1 more spade ruff. Sure you could argue it was partner's job to bid 5 if right.
3 Card Limit-Raise after Jump-Shift
Yes this has been asked several times before.
Unusual NT
Could use 3 as & .
Can Opener Pass After Reverse?
I don't see a good bid other than 2 with decent hand and 2=5. 3 would be 6 and excellent hand any other bid risks missing 53 spade fit.
Can you preemp and then bid again?
You didn't say how 5 fares? just to totally result the hand.
Apparently it would be fairly easy to allow full disclosure cards to be uploaded to your convention card space on the web version. Weather BBO would take the time to do this for an unsupported piece of software is another question?

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