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Todd Holes
Todd Holes
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Member Since
April 28, 2011
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Nov. 27
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United States of America

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What do you lead from J982? (Modified)
Apparently, any heart will make me $1,000. I choose any.
Todd Holes's bidding problem: AKQ8 K92 3 KQJ73
No, not forcing.
Which is 4SF to game?
Agreed! If opener has , he'll let you know. I think preempts (which 2 certainly qualifies as) are supposed to mess with the opponents' auctions, not your own.
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Also, the first example above, "Grand Slam, by Mark Horton," contains an especially clumsy example of plagiarism. "The Stanislavsky method is notable because it is designed to minimize the conflicts between married couples during the game, and as such there are a quite a few humorous scenes in which bitter ...
Induce a Blockage
Two beer cards!
Your opinion on partner's opening bid Gatlinburg KO.
It's not the opening I question, it's the pass.
Bob Okker's bidding problem: AKJ972 Q32 AT8 8
I saw this hand when it was played and thought it worth 3. Am I nuts? At the very least this must be close, yes? Richard's "slow 2" at least acknowledges that it is better than complete garbage. Maybe my internal hand evaluator needs recalibration?
Meaning of pass after (1M)-dbl-(redbl)
The BWS definition is: Passes over redoubles: A pass over a redouble is: (b) for takeout when a suit one-bid is doubled in direct position or a new-suit response is doubled. So, as others have stated above, it's a "you choose" pass.
Jump after a jump shift playing 2/1
3 (for me) does not even promise much in . I would rebid 3 with xx xx KQJx xxxxx
Mastery of the Fundamentals
Agree completely. I read a lot (though not as much as I would like). It is my preferred way to learn. There used to be a pretty fair contributor on BBF (there were many, of course) who went by the name MikeH. I used to read the forums every single ...

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