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Yuan Shen
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June 1, 2011
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Believe that an opening bid opposite an opening bid should have some play for 1NT.

Wish I could play more bridge.


Redoubled contracts made: 1C, 1D, 1H, 2D, 2S, 3S, 3NT, 4H, 4S, 4NT, 5C, 5D, 5H, 6C, 6D, 6H, 6S

Redoubled contract gone down in: 2C, 2NT, 4H, 4S, 5C, 5D, 5H, 5S, 6D, 6S

United Kingdom

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What is the best line of play?
There's not much in it, but it looks like the spades are 2-4 (opening leader with 4) ... can't trust the ops too much. What cards are played on the club and then the heart? I agree that entries are a problem if declarer's LHO has Q-4th. The ...
Off the rails yet again
For the simply minded: (2) X (Pass) 4 (Pass) 6 End.
Opener's rebid over 1NT in a 2/1 context
Taking the weak NT 5332 1M hand type out also stops partner from getting over-excited on a big trump fit. One can afford to be more aggressive on a genuine suit-oriented 1M opening. I wouldn't bid 1 on all 5332 though, just the junky ones. (That look like ...
Takeout or Penalty/Cards #1
I think in this situation, Takeout = penalty = responsive = cards (roughly at least). Advancer has some stuff and it's not their suit. Doubler doesn't have to bid if semi-balanced.
Some help needed.
My point is there *are* exceptions. Exactly those ones (your example type is the same as mine). Obviously, 2NT is bid on the hands that are strong with stopper(s).
Some help needed.
Something many players playing support doubles don't realise is that there has to be a strong-balanced option in there. The double is presumed to be support if minimum, Say you pick up Kxx Ax AQJx KJ10x and opened 1m 1m (Pass) 1 (1) ? I would double (wouldn ...
How do you play this bid?
I voted for "don't know" but there's something to takeout of diamonds, with an aim to 3NT. Responder rarely has 4 spades and when he does, he's almost broke (to pass 1). He also rarely has values and a heart stop (didn't bid 1NT). It ...
Andy Stark's bidding problem: A9762 T842 KT KJ
Richard, if (when) partner bids 2, I bid 4. I would splinter with a direct 4, the delayed jump is a Bluhmer.
Karel de Raeymaeker's bidding problem: Kxx Txx AJx AQxx
Not often I agree with Lynn, but the previous double was not good.
A loser-ruffing squeeze?
Well I sort of agree. I don't think people have looked at the hand carefully enough. It is essential to set up a red suit winner first, and that involves a squeeze.

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