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Yuan Shen
Yuan Shen
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Member Since
June 1, 2011
Last Seen
June 15
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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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ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Defense against 4S preempt
Curiously, responding to a double of 4S is like responding to a penalty double of 1NT. Responder sits with balanced hands (even junk) or strong hands, but pulls with weak/medium hands with shape (obviously, more shape at the 5 level).
Defense against 4S preempt
Jordan's suggestion isn't terrible, since a stop and a running minor might well give 10 tricks. Even without a stop you might hope lefty makes a bad lead.
Slam approach
Richard, I think the idea is that a grand ought to be in clubs, where we have possible extra tricks by ruffing.
Have you ever reversed on a 2-card suit?
It's possible to try an artificial 2D. I'm not sure why it's not so common, because you don't lose very much. When opener has a real reverse, responder can still game force in either minor or have Lebensohl available to get out at the 3 level ...
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: AT87 KT T963 Q53
KJxxxx xx AJxx x makes for quite a good sac. I suppose you could make the argument to walk the dog into a making 4 (doubled?).
Keep Bidding Cards on the Table until the Opening Lead Is Made?
Echoing this, it avoids me when players pick up their cards assuming the auction is over. I usually have to wait patiently (blatantly) for ops to realise the auction isn't over.
Robert Thorstad's bidding problem: 3 AJ53 K83 JT652
At favorable, partner might not have too much. I think we have to draw the line somewhere. x AJxx 8xx KJ10xx And you could persuade me to game force (possibly as a two-way shot).
Liam Milne's bidding problem: AKQ5 JT 7 QJ9863
If I had diamonds and spades, I'd bid 2, but I can see this auction going off the rails when partner with some 10-count then cuebids 3, asking for a stop ....
Keep Bidding Cards on the Table until the Opening Lead Is Made?
Wales. Yes, bidding cards are meant to stay, but in most games, it doesn't make practical difference. I know I pick mine up unless the opponents object .... Still, I think having this rule on the books is quite useful, in that the bidding cards aren't *immediately* picked up ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: KJT J9762 T52 A5
Hmm, leader has been known to lead from XX (through dummy's second suit) on this auction. It will happen to hit a tenace (mine).

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