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John Stiefel
John Stiefel
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Jan. 14, 2011
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Dec. 7
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Grand Life Master
Barry - Jay
2 over 1
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Doug Doub - John Stiefel
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Geof Brod - John Stiefel
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Lloyd Arvedon - Jay Stiefel
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Rich DeMartino - Jay Stiefel
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2/1, weak NT, 5-card majors
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Pat McDevitt - Jay Stiefel
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It Hesitated. Should I Shoot Myself?
I have a clear 2S bid (after passing 1S), so I make it. If ( and only if) opps mention my partner's hesitation, I acknowleget it.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I wouldn't have been that hard to signal shortness with some sort of code. That would help with "competitive judgement" and finding the A of clubs lead in the hand Jack Oust gives.
How Unusual is this Hand
good points, David and Brian. I will revise my calculation - or perhaps I'll just look at Richard's reference. Thanks for sharing.
How Unusual is this Hand
Hi Alan - the probability of a hand like this occurring is 13/13 time 12/13 times .......1/13. So it's 13!/13^13 or 13 factorial divided by 13 to the 13th power or 1 in 20,559,698.25. So it is rarer than 1 in 10 ...
Forcing Pass or Not?
not forcing. My rule is "if we show game values based on high cards and they outbid us, we aren't going to let them play undoubled; but if it's not clear whose hand it is, we can sell out."
Who shows the 4CM?
In short, responsibility to find the 4-4 major fit rests with responder. Opener's 2NT shows both majors stopped.
Continuation after minor suit reverse
The best continuation - in my opinion - is: 2H = warns of possible weakness and desire to get out below game 2NT = 8-11 game force/4th suit well stopped 2S = at least 5/forcing to at least 2NT 3NT = 12 - 14/4th suit well stopped/no good fit for opener's suits ...
USA Wins World Youth Teams
Well done! Adam, Zak and Adam - don't forget we have a date for the Senior Knockout Teams the year Zak turns 60 (2058, I think).
How is This Possible?
David, comments like this are not helpful and discourage people from posting.
How is This Possible?
Possible auctions at other tables. 1C - (2D) - 2H - (3D) - 3H - (P) - 4H 1C - (2D) - 2H - (3D) - 4H (then perhaps a slam try ending in 5H) 1C - (1D) - 1H - (2D) * support * (3D) - 4H 1D = (1D) - 1H - (3D) - P (P) - * (P) - 3H - (P) - 4H P - (P) - 1H - (P) - 2C Drury -(P or ...
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