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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, 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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Manfield Non-Life Master
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1NT response to 1M open while playing 2/1
Tangentially, I think it's very reasonable to play 1NT as an artificial GF relay. But it's too much work for me, and involves lots of artificiality with regards to 1-1 and 1-2.
Ah the vagaries of match ;points
A few months ago, I managed to be in 3N (playing with a beginner) with K10 Kxxx xxx Kxxx 986xx Ax AQJ xxx, on a heart lead. I managed to make 10 tricks (actually 8 tricks is cold -- I managed to play the spade suit for 4 winners ... A7xx -- QJ ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QT7 AJ32 AK62 Q5
My hand can't be any more defensive than this is. Pass seems pretty clear.
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: AQJT82 JT85 K AQ
Kxx AKxxx Axxx x One of my partners tried to persuade me that the cheapest response to the queen ask should be the reject -- he has a point. If I could find the Q, I could count 13 tricks in 7. (The auction would be ------ 5 ask ...
Is there a dominant style?
My guess is that: If partner has no fit, we are approx even: the lead direct (either to start or during the hand), compared to information leakage. If partner has a fit (or is strong enough to let our side become declarer, say in 1N, but no easy starting call ...
So many bids I question in 1 auction
I think I wasn't clear. When responder has a penalty double (this hand does not qualify), then 3N is almost surely on. It is 600 that is being protected. That's why I consider X as penalty as inferior.
So many bids I question in 1 auction
Note that at these colours: X as penalty needs to beat 2 by 4 tricks, when you almost surely have 3NT on. When opener doesn't have a major, he has at least 7 cards in the minors, so there's a good chance of finding a fit. Opener ...
So many bids I question in 1 auction
Everyone seems to think X of 2 is penalty. Why?? Isn't some type of 1444 or H+m hand (as in the OP) much more likely, where we want to get to our best spot?
David Libchaber's bidding problem: JT42 QJ AQ5 AK42
I'm not brave enough to bid 4D.
Modern Jacoby 2NT: What is your preferred use of a break-the-relay bid?
In general, I quite like 1M - 2NT 3X(art) - 4Y to be splinters too powerful to bid 1M - splinter. Something like Axxxx AKQ QJxx x where all you need is to hear some...any... co-operation. You might also consider 1M - 2NT 3X(art) - 3NT = I'm not interested in you ...

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