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Benoit Lessard
Benoit Lessard
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 3, 2011
Last Seen
6 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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Forcing pass situation or not?
If you play pass as NF and X as penalty... If the takeout doubler got extras 4135/4234 he doesnt have a good bid, If he double 2 for pen you may defend 2 in a 8 card fit while passing with extra may lead to defending undoubled ...
Forcing pass situation or not?
After (1Nt)--P---(P)---X (P)----P---(2m)---?? its important to play FP up to a certain level to help you find your fit and being able to X them more often, the benefit of FP methods is higher than the cost of not being able to defend 2m undoubled ...
Question concerning negative (non-forcing) freebids at the two level
If you don't want to play 2D as NF than you should play switch not nfb. 1S--(2)--?? 2= 5+ allowing you to stop in 2H 2= 5+ f1
Question concerning negative (non-forcing) freebids at the two level
I like nfb but keep the reg neg double and use xfer at the 3 level. 1S--(2C)--?? X can be a regular neg double ex 5H+2S and 8pts. 2red 6 card suit or a near solid 5card suit NF, opener can raise with xx and is not worried ...
ATB after pre-empt
Imo its the type of problem where VUL & form of scoring matter a lot. In imps all roads lead to game 4♣ in imps just deserve 100% of the blame. So first im going to assume its MP. In MP NV south can be more aggressive with the X and ...
Do you have methods that help here?
I play 1D-2S as natural weak but not total trash so if opener decide to pass 2S we are in the right spot. Its quite common to respond with any ace and I also like to reverse aggressively when 3451/3361 so stopping in 2S is surprisingly profitable. If opener ...
Do you have methods that help here?
I like to play cheapest bid as the slow down (2 is not even forcing), anything else is GF. But even with 2Nt not GF since 3D show a fit you can use 4H for the 56 hands (unless kickback) in any case 3H is a punt and 3S ...
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 ...

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