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Tom O'Reilly-Pol
Tom O'Reilly-Pol
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Member Since
Jan. 31, 2012
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Member Type
Bridge Player
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Favorite Bridge Memory
Every time a squeeze comes together
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Rebid after J2NT
I think it's pretty obvious he's talking about standard Jacoby. The first pair go 1-2NT-3-3-4NT-5-6 seems pretty reasonable to me. Responder cooperated after a splinter, so shouldn't have much/any wastage in , and he did make a move. Also, you can ...
Rebid after J2NT
What gain would you have by showing aces at a low level? If all you need to know is number of aces, level shouldn't matter much. Showing shortness or a second suit allows you to find slams based on fit, not on power. This is a benefit you lack ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: A AT863 KQJT93 4
I'm not allowed to upgrade this hand into 1 for some reason?
John Diamond's lead problem: J843 T6 KQT2 KT3
I don't like leading my short suit here. Yes, the likely only 5 card suit for our side is . But they had a power auction to 3NT. There's no way we can set it up and get to it given the strength that I have. I go ...
The Club's Coffee-Housing
On the strength weakness subject, when declarer stops to think on finesse situations, I used to consciously think the thing I wanted him to do (e.g. duck this to partner when I had nothing). I then switched to thinking the opposite (e.g. play to drop the honor in ...
An Advance Twist of Alan Schwartz' ATB +200
I would make a bidding poll
Were EW damaged?
Are the opponents playing Truscott (Jordan) after a t/o X? If so, there's no failure to alert, because I would think that a jump in showed a weak hand with a fistful of . And if that is the hand that S has, I think 4 ...
2016 Reno Spring NABC Casebook available
I must say I do love reading these. Committees seemed to do a really good job at this NABC, with a couple of exceptions.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: AKQ95 JT4 --- AKQ87
Partner responded with a semiforcing 1NT, what substantial extras do you imagine he has? He has said that he doesn't think , NT, or would make for good contracts. I'm inclined to agree, and imagine we are likely to have some combination of 3 red suit losers ...
Reverse bidding with 4-4
The 5-3 fit won't be lost with modern tools like Wolff over 2NT rebids.
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