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Suggested Defenses Against a MOSCITO type 1D or 1H opening
Tim That goal is acceptable. However, my experience at the highest level is that World Class players adapt quite easily. Thus this edge goes away quite quickly. Tom
Suggested Defenses Against a MOSCITO type 1D or 1H opening
Kudos to David Morgan who summarized the issues surrounding this discussion well. Richard Willey feels a defense will never be approved to transfer openings, hence it can never be played. Richard should play in a USBF, UBU or WBF event and get them to approve a defense. (The Neapolitan defense ...
Suggested Defenses Against a MOSCITO type 1D or 1H opening
The goal of playing unusual systems should not be to confuse the opponents. Moscito's presumed advantages have nothing to do with transfer openings. I play light canapé' major openers because they have inherent advantages. First, I just opened where, at the other table, they may have passed. IF LHO ...
Suggested Defenses Against a MOSCITO type 1D or 1H opening
A weak 8+HCP canapé opening is GCC. Moscito would like to open 1 level lower for relay reasons. That does provide a relay advantage.
Suggested Defenses Against a MOSCITO type 1D or 1H opening
in fact there is no difference if the 1H opener is playing canapé'. Canapé openings are known to cause problems for both sides. I actually don't see how transfer openings are a problem to handle. I would open 1H with x, xxxx, AKJxxx, xx and it would cause the ...
Suggested Defenses Against a MOSCITO type 1D or 1H opening
Richard, Moscito is a system not a bid. Building a defense against a system is an order of magnitude more difficult than just a bid. Tom
Suggested Defenses Against a MOSCITO type 1D or 1H opening
In my view, whenever a canapé' is shown, one should double with a balanced hand to allow partner to pass for penalties.
Suggested Defenses Against a MOSCITO type 1D or 1H opening
How about? X=balanced 12-14/15HCP Cue=TOD of the suit. 1NT=15/16-18HCP overcall=natural It looks to me that Moscito gave me an additional bid. Therefore I modified the old Neapolitan Club defense to canape' openings.
Comparing hand evaluation techniques
WE have had good success using the SST (Short suit tricks) method by Mike Lawrence ("I fought the Law"). As we use a relay structure we often can know the SST exactly and would use it in this instance SST=1 WP=20. Average hand 13-1=12 6S As Al ...
Mixed USBC
Sam and I will try to put together a team which means one more that you expect
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