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David Parsons
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Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
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3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Actuary, Ranked Chess and Othello Master, now retired and studying Bridge.

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Recently, 52/388 in Wernher Open Pairs for my first Platinum points.
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Frean, David Libchaber, Irving Gewirtzman, David Carter
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Honors in NYC
Favorite Conventions
Not a convention, but I love New Losing Trick Count (NLTC) for hand evaluation.
BBO Username
parsonsdav
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Parsons Libchaber
Two over One (Larry Cohen's Style)
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David Parsons's bidding problem: Q2 KT QT8763 T43
Yes, as I said many comments ago, it's possible that Henry's comment about partner opening with an 11HCP 4=4=1=4 hand (which our partnership would not do) was the reason for the vote. Henry's comment was constructive to the discussion.
David Parsons's bidding problem: A9843 AT432 T9 2
Right you are, Paul! I was looking only at the (1) P (1NT) 2 bid. Interestingly, though, the ACBL pamphlet on alertable bids says that in the above auction 2 is not alertable if it is *either* natural or a two-suited bid. So, it seems like 2 ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q2 KT QT8763 T43
Of course anything can happen -- opponents might have completely misbid. But an action should be judged based on the auction up to that point. Do you really think that non-vul opponents would have not competed on the two level in their potential 5-3 major suit fit? I guess they misbid ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: A9843 AT432 T9 2
I looked this up in Bridge World Standard, and according to that style, 2 is a cue-bid by an unpassed hand and shows both majors.
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q2 KT QT8763 T43
5-5 in the majors, even light, is not a takeout double according to 90% of Bridge Winners respondents (see my poll: http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-isnzpad3m4/).
David Parsons's bidding problem: KT7 Q6 A43 A9753
As this bid never comes up (I personally would have voted 7NT), there is no agreement. Like most pairs, we play cooperative doubles, DSI doubles, a direct double of 2 is takeout.
David Parsons's bidding problem: A9843 AT432 T9 2
I wanted to see the range of responses, so I didn't bind to a particular method. What would BWS be, Paul? I personally would bid 2 as Michaels, and a double would show 4-4, not 5-5.
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q2 KT QT8763 T43
And you think that hand is consistent with the prior bidding? Really? I post because I think that someone (like Henry above) might have a point.
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q2 KT QT8763 T43
No, Rational means East heard the auction and is expecting to go down one undoubled. Maybe his partner lied or something, because there is no hand that he could have consistent with the auction that would have an expectation of making. If you think there is, provide one -- give an ...
Second trick carding
You got that right, Stefan. Thanks, Kit. You're even more of my hero for correcting your comment! It's great that I can tap the great bridge minds through Bridge Winners. Thanks!
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