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Eric Kehr
Eric Kehr
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Sept. 15, 2015
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about me

Club player in the UK. My good results at the local clubs say a lot more about the standards locally than they do about my own modest skills.

United Kingdom

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Difficult to Duck
Obviously that is true. But playing 2/1 GF commits you to wrong-siding a load of NT contracts when responder isn't GF! So perhaps it isn't such a big issue.
Difficult to Duck
You can use 2NT for the hand with 6 and extras. Weak NT hands can go through a 2 rebid, and a very strong NT (without support) can rebid 3NT.
Difficult to Duck
But you play 2 as natural and GF so both sides have made exactly one, basically equivalent, descriptive bid each. If you were really concerned with having opener be able to carry on describing his hand since he has started it, wouldn't you put far more GF hands ...
Difficult to Duck
Isn't knowing partner is minimum "something of value"? After 1 2 2 (minimum) 2NT (asking) Opener can bid 3, 3, 3, 3 or 3NT to give a fairly good description of his shape and strength. Whereas showing shape straight away leaves no ...
Who should go slamming?
Given the methods, I would have cue-bid 4 after 3NT. If there's a risk this will be misunderstood, I think 6 is a better bid than 4.
Sasha Cooper's bidding problem: 97 T53 J943 J642
Maybe partner should just rebid 3NT with that hand.
Michael Crawford's bidding problem: A2 KQT8754 2 987
Every time I talk myself out of pre-empting for some reason or other I end up regretting it.
How often do you play bridge?
I play at a local club once a week. I go through phases of playing a lot on BBO. I also play a lot against the computer (mainly Jack, occasionally Wbridge)
Tournaments using computers
I think this argument is rather ridiculous. These things are part of bridge by accident. The inventors of bridge didn't deliberately add these to the game to increase the skill level. And they are only in the rules because the rules need to cover what happens when they occur ...
Deep Finesse says I can make it
At this stage, you can ruff a with a high trump. Whether or not South over-ruffs, 3 rounds of clubs throws him in, and he only makes one trump trick, not two.
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