Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Martin Gordon
1 2 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
So now I will tell you what happened. I foolishly bid 5S and they foolishly forgot to double. They got 4 aces and four ruffs (the opening lead of the AD dropped pard's stiff king and clubs and hearts Both had singletons). This -600 was worth 6 out of 8 for us since most pairs were in 5D, making 7 for 640. No, I am not proud of the result
Nov. 24, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Thank you. I did not think of that bid. I would normally expect a 5 card suit and 4 card support for a fit showing jump shift. I see that a number of people agree with you. Any comments on the shape?
Nov. 18, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Thank you, Kit. Your logic is impeccable. Sadly, no beer for me
Nov. 12, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You are too nice:-)
Nov. 12, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I realize it is extremely unlikely for pard to be missing the AK of clubs, but it is possible. IMHO, the correct bid over 4H is 4S. I abstain.
July 3, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Richard, your method also sounds good. I think the main point is for the jump to show some precise distribution, rather being a vague slam try.
July 1, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
My regular partner and I would bid 3S directly over 1NT to show this exact hand (4-6 in majors, 3H would show 6-4). It hardly ever comes up but it a real winner when it does. Since I do not know any other useful meaning for the bid in a Jacoby-Texas context, I do not feel we are losing anything by bidding this way. Does anyone have a better meaning for 1NT-3M?
July 1, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
The way we play it, this is the only distribution that does not promise five diamonds for this bid.
May 27, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
i bid 1NT forcing to see if partner has a 4 card heart suit.
April 10, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Adam, this is a great post, since I have begun to wonder about the merit of SF 1NT versus F 1NT. One question: the style I currently play does not differentiate between 3 and 4+ card raises unless I have a singleton (I am not a believer in the Law). If I play SF 1NT, will I have to give up responding 1NT with a balanced 4+ card limit raise (trump rich)?
Jan. 14, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I pass because I am not sure we can beat a heart slam. I lead a high diamond, hoping to get a ruff.
Sept. 9, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Gavin, my first instinct was to overcall 1S with this hand. I agree that double is a better call. Do you think that 1S is a reasonable alternative?
Sept. 9, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Thank you for this and to Jacob Vrooman for your private message. I will investigate XYZ.
Aug. 31, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You express the majority viewpoint quite well. Is everyone certain spades is the right place to play this hand?
May 22, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Thank you, Chuck. In a little while I will present something like hand 1 as an opening bid problem. What would happen if hand 2 had three spades and only AQJ of hearts?
April 13, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Sorry about that. 1NT is forcing, so 2C could show three. Does this change anything?
March 18, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You can be a kibitzer. All minor suit openings are announced.
Feb. 9, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
John, this is true in ACBL-land. In Israel, where I play 3-4 months per year, the recommended announcement is “generally shows 4”.
Feb. 9, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Our agreement, which is fairly common in Ottawa, is that 1D shows 4+, except when specifically 4-4-3-2. Thus, we will open any balanced 3-3 in the minors with 1C. The only difference between this approach and “short club” is that specific hand. I feel uncomfortable opening naturally in a two card suit. I cannot justify this feeling scientifically. Has anyone done any in-depth analysis of the relative merits of this approach versus “short club” (2+) in a standard context?
Feb. 9, 2014
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
We play CRASH over 2C. The double shows reds or blacks. How would this alter the discussion?
Dec. 14, 2013
1 2 3
.

Bottom Home Top