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Benoit Lessard
Benoit Lessard
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 3, 2011
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Love all games, I really mean all of them, go,shogi,poker,french tarot, wargames, computer games etc

"I mean, Gus and I never see eye-to-eye on work stuff.For instance, he doesn't like being used as a human shield when we're being shot at.I happen to think it's a very noble way to meet one's maker, especially for a guy like him.Bottom line is we never let that difference of opinion interfere with anything."


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first time Ive really understood how complex the bidding phase can be, at that point it was clear to me that bridge was going to be a great game.
Favorite Conventions
transfers all the way baby
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Putting pressure on opponents quickly versus taking the most chances
Thanks for the follow up on the hand.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KQ xxx xxx AT9xx
I have raised with a doubleton but only with a premium hand. ex 2155/2254 with AK?? and Qx of trumps or some 10 count (I like 2Nt to be 11-12). 2335 9 count is not quite good enough for me and having 3 is annoying since 4H may ...
2 Day Trials Format
In theory the algorythm for mathematical fairness say something like RR the first day. If a team got X imps behind team number one its eliminated. On day 2 you may have 2,3 or 4 teams still alive. If you have thousands of teams its still RR---eliminate the worst ...
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: KQTxx x KJx A8xx
I strongly believe than when our side bid three "real" suits rightsiding 3NT is very important. I also think the stopper situation is probably more important or at least as important than the 5th club. In my favorite methods 2NT promise only half a stop or better (sing K/Q ...
Defense agains natural 2!c
If 2 is a weak 2 treat this as another weak 2, jumping = strong hand good suit, double and bid = flexible hand. If 2 is an opening hand treat it as an opening hand. Jumping = preemptive, X and bid = powerhouse.
Joel Wooldridge's bidding problem: 987 K73 AK97 J92
My view is that when you bid 3NT on your 2nd chance its not because its more likely to make than on the 1st chance its because you think their contract is likely to make. EX 1---(2D)---3---(P) (2 both M) P-----(3H)---P-----(P ...
Opp Sacrifice at Matchpoints
Its hard to blame west for not wanting to go to the 5 level with 0 controls.
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: Jxx x Axx AKTxxx
Without a control responder would start with 3S ask for a stop. Its undiscussed if 3S-3NT-5H ask opener to bid 6 with a control and pass without a control but its sure that a direct jump to 5H promise a control.
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: Jxx x Axx AKTxxx
4Nt on round 2 would be quantitative since no fit is agreed. I don't think there is an easy way to do RKC for in this auction. Responder could try 3 hoping opener give a preference and than RKC but there is no sure way.
Meaning of spades bids in a XYZ auction
After 1C-1D-1H the odds of having a 4-4 fit is lower than the odds of responder having an INV hand. so instead of using 1Sor1Nt to show/deny 4 its better to show/deny pts for being able to INV. 1= at least INV values range check ...

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