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Yuan Shen
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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Manfield Non-Life Master
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Nationals! Chicago Winterfest
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Yuan Shen's bidding problem: AKQT875 --- AKJ985 ---
I think it makes a difference that this hand isn't being playing in a Goulash tournament -- so the other 3 players may well have 'normal'-looking hands.
What is this double?
They didn't ask.
Play problem
There were several hands where we didn't find the (good) Major fit despite a 1M - 2 ; 2M start.
I apologize for this question
After 1, might 2 also be something like Jxxxx AQx Axx Kx?
Play problem
At the table, I floated the J which held (do you continue diamonds?) I don't quite remember opponents' signalling, but they followed low. I reckon lefty would take the second diamond (if you continued, low to the Q?) and continue J.
What is this double?
Just yesterday, we had this sequence, where my RHO doubled. The opponents played it as takeout, and didn't seem to be in any confusion (although I was).
Tom Allan's bidding problem: 97543 AT72 T 64x
Tough. I'm so weak that the opponents are probably going to be bidding. If they have a heart fit, and we have a spade fit, even 3/3 or 4/4 might be too much. If the opponents don't bid, we might just not have enough values to ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KT9x Kx JTx Q9xx
I generally like bidding my higher suit and then my lower one: here NT then spades. I know it’s a perennial debate if partner’s 2Y bid over 1NT shows extras or is weak 5431, but I have easy continuations either way.
Your preferred inverted raise style opposite an unbalanced 1!D opening
920 > 450. It's very difficult in standard sequences to later show support for the first suit. Say you pick up Jxxx x AQxxxx AK And partner opens 1 (promising 4+). What you really want to hear is partner's splinter in spades.
BW 2/1: Splinters
Bigger bid, better hand? I like it.

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