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Chris Derrick
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July 29, 2013
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English Junior U25

PhD Student in Developmental Biology, Sheffield University, UK

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Ian Grant's bidding problem: AKQ84 AK82 AK9 2
My auction is going to start 2 - 2 - 2 unless partner bids something other than 2
Ian Grant's bidding problem: AKQ84 AK82 AK9 2
I hate strong opening bids, but even I'm prepared to open this one 2
Best Use of 2 Diamond Opening
Mike: "Over a natural pre-empt, you would differentiate those hand-types on the second round after an initial double" - This assumes a) the bidding is not going to escalate b) partner is not going to bid something embarrassing when we have a strong balanced hand. This isn't going to happen ...
Best Use of 2 Diamond Opening
Mike: It means your opponents get two bites of the cherry: Pass then X, X then X etc., this doesn't happen if you open the pre-empt, you apply pressure to the opponents, they only get one chance. Also as Ian mentioned above, you just raise the pre-empt A further ...
Best Use of 2 Diamond Opening
I think any forcing pre-empt (e.g. Multi w/ strong options) is inherently flawed.
Best Use of 2 Diamond Opening
2: 4+, 4+M weak, for some daft reason, I believe this is illegal in the US
What’s Qxx(x) Worth?
Look at the non-trump suits too: cards in those suits are going to be useful as well.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: Q62 K9642 Q7 A54
In 1st NV 1N is 9-11 for me. But if I'm playing a 15-17NT I pass.
Leonard Hall's bidding problem: AT43 73 943 AQJ4
Ditto
Brian Callaghan's bidding problem: KJ6 K52 A83 QJ93
Would have doubled last round: 13-15 bal. or good hand.
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