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Jean-Pierre Rocafort
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Member Since
May 23, 2012
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about me

French bridge player, coach and writer (newspapers, web-site, books); living in Toulouse, working in Meteo-France company, native from Catalonia, born in 1952.

Country
France

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
1996 French Teams 2nd; 2001 French Pairs Champion; 2014 French Senior Teams Champion; 2014 French Cup winner
Regular Bridge Partners
michel claret, jean-marie py, catherine barthe
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Montauban
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Unravelling stoppers
"How is it an admission of weakness?" it is when one say's it can be done better and there is no need to try. it is when one says that because there is not a perfect system, one should no try to improve the existing one.
Unravelling stoppers
This attitude looks like an admission of weakness. You accept to play bad contracts: wrong 3NT, failing 1NT when you could score 140 in your 4-4 major fit, because everybody will do the same and it will not cost you. A different attitude, the one followed by Scott, is to ...
What do you play over 1N (2!D), 1 Major?
Agreed. Philip Martin has long ago taught us how to cope with any form of overcall of 1NT.
Unravelling stoppers
You are not bound to use 1C and 1D to only differentiate balanced openings according to strengh. Combining with transfers over 1C, you can limit the imprecision on minor lenghts to a much narrower window. See https://roquibridge.wordpress.com/articles/encheres-en-kit/ Unfortunately only in french bu you might try ...
What should the selectors do?
We agree. It's what "super-butler" computes. It can be reached via an iterative process or, more directly by inversion of a maatrix.
What should the selectors do?
Butler or cross-imp makes little or no difference. Butler adjusted to quality of opponents is quite an improvement. It's easy to calculate, see: https://roquibridge.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/super-butler.pdf I have a fortran coded program for these adjustments. It should be possible to translate it to ...
What should the selectors do?
It should be made as in any serious sport/competition: the national federation appoints a coach. At every event, the coach chooses the players he thinks the more able to perform; when the federation thinks the coach fails in his duty, it fires him.
What is the best treatment ?
a method designed to choosing which player to be dummy: https://roquibridge.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/texas-stayman-contres.pdf
54th European Team Championships
i am not convinced a long dinner may be a good way of relaxing during a championship
RHO open 1NT, you have 2524 and 15 points
If possible, i play a convention which doesn't allow to bid with this hand; so as to be sure neither me nor partner will be tempted to take action in such a situation.
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