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Andy Bowles
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Jan. 17, 2011
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Dec. 5
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Double on bergen/mixed raise
It only leads to UI if you're lazy about asking questions. If you get an alert in a situation where you might want to bid, always ask. If you get an incomplete answer, always ask for a complete one.
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
You seem to have left out a key word, Paul.
Should The Pass be Disallowed after the Pause
(Deleted - hadn't read the original post properly)
Should The Pass be Disallowed after the Pause
Why can't North need three aces? He has to do something with KQxx Kxx J KQxxx.
Should The Pass be Disallowed after the Pause
The pause suggests that the 5 response was unexpected. Why was it unexpected? Because North intended his 4NT bid as quantitative.
Plan the play
If East has Kxxx Qxx Q109x xx, that gives West xxx x xx AQJxxxx, which would be a 3 overcall for most people. More of a concern is xxxx Qxx Q109x xx opposite Kxx x xx AQJxxxx, where Deb's line works but my line forces me to guess ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
Paul L, you posted an article that led people to think Graham had done something that most would disapprove of. It was entirely predictable that people would follow the link that you posted, and entirely predictable that they'd assume that your description of events was close to reality. This ...
Is this X takeout or penalty?
Can't you hold, and want to act with, xx AKxx xx AQxxx ?
Is this X takeout or penalty?
Takeout, typically 4-4+ in hearts and clubs. I'd expect fewer than three spades, because the player didn't double 1. Apart from that inference, it doesn't say anything about diamond length.
What is the proper announcement?
"You can’t deliberately want to enjoy an agreement you haven’t disclosed, so why are you asking?" I know this was a rhetorical question, but: A few days ago in an NABC event, my partner and I arrived at the table to see two pieces of card listing the ...
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