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Chip Martel
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Dec. 31, 2010
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April 22
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One comment about the auction: First, in discussing whether to make a non-serious 3N or not, it is wrong to say opener can have 19-20 points. Presumably with 18+ opener will bid past 4S opposite responder's auction, so the relevant range for a serious Q-bid is is more like ...
In The Well: Chip Martel
Thanks everyone for participating. Lots of interesting questions. Closing down the well now. Chip
In The Well: Chip Martel
Thanks Richard. I've read (and liked) the Ian Banks books (as noted, lots of authors I like didn't make my list). I'll look at the others.
In The Well: Chip Martel
Glad you liked some of the SciFi suggestions. For Mysteries there is an even longer list of authors I like, so really hard to choose. These come to mind: Rex Stout, Dick Francis, John Lawton, John Sanford, Donald Westlake, Deborah Crombie. All of these wrote series and the books really ...
In The Well: Chip Martel
I think stronger Vul. NV reasonable to play that.
In The Well: Chip Martel
We played strong NT's in 3rd seat VUL. We noticed that with a 12 (or even so-so 13) we weren't eager to open 1N in 3rd seat, so might open 1m, so figured we might as well have the range match what we were doing.
In The Well: Chip Martel
Thanks Robb, I appreciate the kind words. I'll add that I'm happy to have you as our new recorder as I think you bring great skills to that challenging job (much harder than chairing the LC).
In The Well: Chip Martel
Not directly, though I have been on teams with a coach a couple of times. In those cases went through some partnership quizzes to test that both partners were in agreement on various sequences. I still look at some quizzes I got from Kit Woolsey now and again. I'm ...
In The Well: Chip Martel
Hi Steve, Thanks for the good wishes. We had some good times and success together too. Yes, that was a memorable hand (and I wouldn't have brought up yours from that set). The hand (board 30) is here: ...
In The Well: Chip Martel
playing 1N with a 4-4 major fit is a worry, but a bigger one is playing a weak 4-3 fit instead of 1N. We are much more likely to survive missing a 4-4 fit than playing in a bad fit (in part since just going plus on a part score ...

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