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Jack Hawthorne
Jack Hawthorne
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May 23, 2017
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Aug. 18
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2/1 Modified
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Jane Marshall
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Better than Puppet Stayman?
Perhaps you could modify opener's rebids slightly to minimize the potential to wrong-side the contract. For example, 2NT = 5 s 3 = 5 s 3 = 5 s 3 = 5 s 3 = 44 minors maximum 3NT = minimum, nothing to talk about Responder can bid the intermediate suit ...
Jack Hawthorne's bidding problem: QJ93 KQ975 K4 93
I was hoping to hear from people that advocate for a Flannery-esque 2 overcall. 2 as a weak jump overcall has very little to recommend it. I don't play Flannery, but I like that concept here. I doubled at the table. My LHO bid 1 and ...
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
First of all, I don't think your suggestion would be ACBL legal, which was important to me. I verified that this treatment would be legal with the ACBL before implementing. Secondly, as Randy Pearson (above) stated, this is used with a Strong Club system, and our 2-level bids all ...
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
At last, a perceptive comment. Yes, opening this 1NT with long diamonds can be tricky. That is why we differentiated our rebids to allow opener to bid 2S with 3 spades and 5 diamonds, 2NT with only 2 spades and 5 diamonds, and 3C to show 6 diamonds. This allows ...
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
Unless you have played this or played against it, you can't appreciate how preemptive this treatment is and how inherently safe it is. When the opponents "balance," they often miss a game that would otherwise have been easy to bid. And when that game contract is not available, we ...
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
For some time, I opened 2H/2S with 10-12 and 5M332. This was very effective, but it did roadmap the defense. With the "Positional Asset Concealment" aspect of the "New NT," that advantage is removed. Since everyone knows what the NT bidder has, it is logical to display it on ...
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
On the contrary, it happens quite frequently, and the preemptive value - combined with inherent safety - is great.
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
You never play in a 5-1 fit. Responder is not forced to accept the transfer, and can remove the bid to a 43 fit.
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
First, it is not illegal. I asked the ACBL before implementing this. They did suggest that we ALERT 1NT and explain that the hand promises a 5-card suit, but it is legal and does not require a pre-alert. Second, with some high cards, you might pass with a balanced pattern ...
Precision interference
Me neither. Of course, I prefer to use a 1H rebid as a 2nd artificial force, promising 20+ pts, so rebidding a 4-card heart suit would not be an option.

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