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Yuan Shen
Yuan Shen
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Member Since
June 1, 2011
Last Seen
March 31
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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Do defensive beers count if diamonds are trumps?
A reasonable (and simple) compromise is that diamonds as trumps count when the contract is game-or-higher or doubled or redoubled (or, not xor).
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: K42 AQ643 K98 J2
For methods, I think 1 - 2 as 5+ suit-oriented is good. I like 1 - 2 ? - 2NT = clubs - 3 = 3-card diamonds - 3 = 4-card diamonds You are more likely to pick diamonds with a 9-card fit. After 3, 3 is waiting while 3 ...
Transfers over weak twos
@Steve, I think it's reasonable to play 2N as clubs or invite. 2M 2N 3C ? - 3D = really, I just wanted to ask if you are good or bad - others natural. So responder gives up showing clubs AND diamonds over a weak 2M.
Transfers over weak twos
I don't see how this keeps the bidding low. While it is reasonable to play 2D 2M to play (particularly at pairs), forcing with a major starts at 3M-1? This also prevents the simple (and isn't this the most important sequence?) natural auction 2D - 2M; 3D/M, where ...
Most Pervasive "Bridge Club Myths" re Bidding?
Never thought about it, but I think this would be added to the laws!
Most Pervasive "Bridge Club Myths" re Bidding?
Shawn, I quite like the compromise of second/fourth best from non-honor spots (xXx, HxXx). Needs some thinking though.
Most Pervasive "Bridge Club Myths" re Bidding?
It's just about possible to play a switch so that 1m (1S) 2om shows 5+ hearts, and 2H is forcing with the other minor. (If 1C is short, then you can use 2C as the switch.) You can't get out in 2D when responder has a force with ...
Paddy Murphy's bidding problem: J532 2 KQT532 74
General, usually game forcing, strength. I don't think it promises 4S. What would you bid with 14HCP 2263?
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: 732 J87532 7 JT7
Hmm, if partner has a balanced hand, with our d singleton, wouldn't that balanced hand typically be suitable for a NT overcall?
Chris Gibson's bidding problem: AQ74 --- AQ7542 KT3
Is there any other option than doubling?

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