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Yuan Shen
Yuan Shen
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Member Since
June 1, 2011
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18 hours ago
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about me

Believe that an opening bid opposite an opening bid should have some play for 1NT.

Believe in purity of the game: all conventions, signalling and psychs should be allowed.



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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Nationals! Chicago Winterfest
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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 ...
I agree. Sometimes you want to show rather than ask, in particular to make partner value a club filler and diamond control. AJx Ax xx AKxxx is worthy of a slam try.
AKx KQx xx AJ9xx Sure sounds like a slam try to me. Not everyone upgrades this, stylistically.
What does it mean
This is a very dangerous auction to back into. The 1N can be quite sound (particularly if they play 2N as still artificial by a passed hand), and the 1 is unlimited. The opening 1 bidder has a cheap XX to start the penalty.
Isn't the north hand reversing strength over 1? The hand is closer to a 5 (maybe closer to 6) rebid than a 2 rebid.
After a Passed-Hand 2/1, III
There's just too many hands where a choice of game (between 5, 3NT, 4) is too important to have 3-level bids be non-forcing. I view P - 1 ; 2 - 2NT as different, because this is an inherently non-fit auction (opener may have some diamonds to bother ...
Kieran Dyke's bidding problem: K8 AQ4 AQ632 743
I'm too scarred by 5-4-0-4 opening hands to attempt 3 here. I do like 2 as an artificial waiting bid, with 2NT as a relay, but only in theory; in practice, I play that 2 shows three. I've seen opponents play that a slow-2 ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q96 T98 J96 AK92
No, the effect of doubling 2 is to show I hold something like this hand: - values - clubs - no 4cM Partner can judge better when we tell him our hand.
Can Opener Pass After Reverse?
MR, my Acol partner threw 1 2? (I don't remember which 2-bid I used) 3 as invitational on me ... I treated it as a slam try but managed to stop in 4.

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