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Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: K984 T73 T74 654
I certainly wouldn't double 3 with a void ; I would double one club holding both majors
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: K984 T73 T74 654
I think most people would double with that hand
You be the judge(classier than ATB I think)
surely 3 describes his hand better
Is this restricted choice? (WBF junior finals, board 11)
I think at the table you aren't going to make endless calcs for the finesse to succeed I need the cards to lie favourably for the drop I need them to split. Since any 3-3 split will do, but only certain 4-2 splits will allow the finesse. I am ...
You be the judge(classier than ATB I think)
After 2NT I am expecting North to have Qxx in diamonds
You be the judge(classier than ATB I think)
BUT North showed a stop. The dirty rotten fibber. Hence 3NT
The Next Step
Reese discusses precisely that tactic in one of his books
2 Way Checkback Query
Humpty was obviously a descriptive grammarian
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: K984 T73 T74 654
Partner failed to overcall 1 and didn't double; what can he have? solution: he pulled out X thinking it was PASS
Does this 1NT-defence have a name?
If you are going to play 2-suited overcalls, why not play that the overcall shows that suit and another( usually hearts)? and restrict double to a single suiter , with advancer using 2 as t/0 ask
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