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Stig Holmquist
Stig Holmquist
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Feb. 12, 2016
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Nov. 25
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Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: ATxx Kxx Ax KQxx
Michal, You failed to explain what it means to " Just play bridge and forget about magical formulas for hand evaluation". That is an empty phrase and provides no numerical guidance. Better bidding must be based on better hand evaluation, but which one do you recommend, that is not "magical"?
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: ATxx Kxx Ax KQxx
Mike, you seem to advocate a simple bidding system based on the KISS principle. In the 60's the US international team used a simple system and lost to the Italians year after year in spite of playing their cards better. They eventually realized they needed a more advanced bidding ...
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: ATxx Kxx Ax KQxx
Paul, If you look at the Evaluator of "Thomas Bridge Fantasia" you'll notice that he also shows the Bissell count of 14. It is based on counting 1 pt for the 4th card in each suit. But that was an unrealistic evaluation of the 4th card, because it can ...
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: ATxx Kxx Ax KQxx
I must apologize for a typo. I had in mind AK instead of KQ in the Club suit. Based on the various comments I assume that hand would be too strong for a 1 NT opening. But wait. The posted hand can take only 4 tricks and based on common ...
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: AKQJ8754 Q KJ8 6
S held : T3-KT95-AQ4-K752. After opening 2C S responded 2NT and N rebid 4Spades. S then bid RKCB 4NT and N replied 5S, showing 2Key cards plus Q of S. S South then knew they were missing 2 Key cards and passed. The rebid of 4S by N would show an ...
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
Simple calculations suggest that this hand may occur 1 per 5000 deals. So if opener uses this 3C bid as a game forcing bid playing once per week it would take about 4 years for it to come up again. Thus it would not be a regular method of bidding ...
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
Steve, Please tell me why you think the opening hand qualifies for a game forcing rebid, with 4 losing tricks.
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
Do you think the hand qualifies for a game forcing bid with 4 losers and a responder promising none? Bidding a suit on a singleton makes it impossible to bid a second true suit. The 3C bid should be a mini splinter for hearts in this auction.
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
Yes Nick, Goren never discussed a rebid of 4 D,because he did not cover opening hands with an 8-2-2-1 pattern. The hand in question has 4 losers and it is not realistic to make a game forcing 3C bid expecting responder to have more than 6 pts. Openers objective ...
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
Most of the comments apply to advanced players, not to old style Goren bidding. Thus a rebid of 4 D would show exactly what kind of hand opener holds, namely 19-20 total pints with an 8-card suit. responder would know that 4 pts come from the long suit and thus ...
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