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Erik Sjöstrand
Erik Sjöstrand
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 10, 2014
Last Seen
Feb. 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've been playing bridge since 2011. Study bidding theory way too much and not enough declarer play. President of the local bridge club and tournament director. Run the bidding practice website


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing defense against 6!s where declarer were missing four keycards, including the A and K of trumps. The contract made.
Bridge Accomplishments
Played some Swedish national final events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Håkan Johansson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Skövde Bridgeallians
Favorite Conventions
Constructive negative free bids, take-out doubles, GF bids instead of INV+, useful space principle.
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2!d Opening to Show a Balanced 18-19 HCP?
I voted "other" since I played it for some time, but don't anymore. I would probably play it (or put the hands in 2) if playing a natural system with a partner interested in discussing system. We used the following responses: 2-- 2 = 4+, not ...
3-5 or 5-3 in Majors after Opening 1N
When we bid 2 Stayman we'll always have 4(+) spades if invitational. With invitational values and 4 we start with a transfer to hearts. INV+ with at least 5-4 majors starts with Stayman. When opener doesn't have a major the bidding continues like this: 1NT-2 ...
Bidding a perfect fit
Alan: Since we've gone past 4 my guess is that an active bid now asks partner to only go past 5 if they have the trump queen. A good blog post about this:
3-5 or 5-3 in Majors after Opening 1N
What you write after 1NT-2NT works if responder have 5-3 majors, but not with 5-2 majors (no space after opener has shown a five card major). I also think it would be better to swap 3 and 3, so that responder can show a five card major when ...
3-5 or 5-3 in Majors after Opening 1N
I've tinkered with a method where the 2NT response is used as puppet. Apart from the "normal" hands which bids puppet, it also includes choice of game hands with a five card major (where you suggest 3NT even if there's a 5-3 fit). This means these hands are ...
A curiosity
Standard where I play is that the cue bid shows the highest unbid suit and another one. We've switched to Ghestem over major suit openings and over 3+ minors we play: (1m)-- 2m = Spades and the other minor. 2 = Majors, not forcing. 2NT = Hearts and the other minor ...
Comic NT
I tried developing continuations for a 1NT opening bid which shows either a strong NT or a weak two in one of the majors. I call it Multi NT: I guess it can be played as an overcall too. The continuations are actually quite ...
1M:2C, 2D showing a minimum
You can have a look at the Ambra system notes which Dan Neill links to on his site. Lots of other systems there too.
2/1 vs. Precision
No, responder will not act with that hand. The way we play now we'd let them play 2. I'm not sure I would reopen with a double if playing 5542 either, but as you say its probably correct to do so. I guess it would be possible ...
2/1 vs. Precision
Henrik: X will promise the strong hand. Even worse we also open 4414 and (43)15 with 1, but in those cases it might be possible to X anyway and hope nothing bad happens. The auction you describe is one I've heard before as an argument against this ...

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