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Yuan Shen
Yuan Shen
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Member Since
June 1, 2011
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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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Manfield Non-Life Master
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals! Chicago Winterfest
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Life Master
Nigel Kearney's bidding problem: 93 AK654 J96 K63
Even if partner has a diamond void, if they lead a trump (sensibly perhaps), I may not be able to get 3 ruffs due to side entry issues. I'd pass with 1534 moving a spade to clubs.
The Worst Convention Ever
@Dave B, I agree that semi-balanced hands may/should be closer to full values (although I'm not a stickler).
The Worst Convention Ever
I like to think of "opening light" in 3rd seat as "undercalling" (is that a new word?). Say you hold AJ108x xxx x K10xx). Most of us would surely overcall 1 with 1 (I threw in some spots for the conservative-minded). Therefore in 3rd seat, opening 1 ...
Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
Nothing comes of nothing ... for declarer. There are plenty of scenarios where the most passive lead (i.e. from three low) is the best lead, particularly when the opponents look to be stretching (1M-2M-3M-4M or 1N-2N-3N type auctions) without much shape. In practice, it's just difficult to discern sometimes ...
Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
I happen to think MUD is technically best, in a Slawinski context, or failing that, in an attitude Polish style (so low from a doubleton), and failing that in an English 2/4th style.
Elke Weber's bidding problem: A92 KQT864 A73 9
Partner will likely limit himself if he is only inv, unless his hand has improved a lot, e.g. A prime max invite x AJx Kxxxx Kxxx In any case, 4 encourages 4, although these days 4 becomes unclear (last train? Spade control?)
Avon Wilsmore's bidding problem: Q95 Q7542 AK7 T8
Jim Olson's bidding problem: A QJ3 AK8 KJ9865
If partner moves over 4 I will blast 6 I suppose; if not, can settle for 4. Must have had a diamond in with my hearts...
The Worst Convention Ever
I've not thought about it at all, but might one try a switch 2C - 2H ? 3C = big balanced 3N = club 1-suit (NF of course) 4C = clubs are trumps. Over 3C, 3D is Stayman (then 3H/S natural, 3N denies, and 4C shows both), and 3H = spades, 3S = hearts.
Hamish Brown's bidding problem: Q2 5432 AKJT J32
I reckon p has 4 or 6 available to try for a grand opposite 1 trick, with a heart void. Then again, 6 is probably natural

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