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Bill Segraves
Bill Segraves
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Long-time student of the game. Slowly returning to active play and giving back.

Regular pards and I are always looking for the strongest competition we can find.

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Bill Segraves's bidding problem: AKQT5 AKQ4 853 4
I take it from your response that your answer is yes, you pay off if things break. Fair enough. We're not going to get to every making slam, for sure, and will even miss some good slams. I think you may have assumed that the probabilities are independent, and ...
Bill Segraves's bidding problem: AKQT5 AKQ4 853 4
"complimentary singletons can be very powerful" On this hand, I think we know enough to be thinking in specifics rather than generalities, but yes, that's why there's significant potential here.
Bill Segraves's bidding problem: AKQT5 AKQ4 853 4
"For example: KTx-KQJx-xxx-xxx would for me be clear-cut 3rd seat 1 opener, particularly if NV." We would, too, but as a practical matter, we are not worried at all about making a 3 mixed raise with goodish shape and finding pard with that hand. If pard has something ...
Bill Segraves's bidding problem: AKQT5 AKQ4 853 4
And if pard has xxx, xxxx, x, AKxxx you both go quietly and pay off if things break?
Bill Segraves's bidding problem: AKQT5 AKQ4 853 4
I appreciate the intention to help. It just happens that the specific thing I'm wondering about on this family of hands (whatever the raise and whether one thinks slam is worth seeking after it) is whether pard had singleton or the diamond king, and whether anyone has methods to ...
Bill Segraves's bidding problem: AKQT5 AKQ4 853 4
Just to be clear, are you suggesting that 4 essentially asks whether pard's diamond control evaporated?
Bill Segraves's bidding problem: AKQT5 AKQ4 853 4
moved to below.
Bill Segraves's bidding problem: AKQT5 AKQ4 853 4
I didn't include it in the OP, but the direct double raise would have been mixed.
Bill Segraves's bidding problem: AKQT5 AKQ4 853 4
I agree with the direction of your comment, but pard won't have that hand, else a mixed raise.
Bill Segraves's bidding problem: AKQT5 AKQ4 853 4
Sounds like you may start your Drury lighter than we do. I'd be interested to hear what others consider a Drury raise.
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