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Kerry Kappell
Kerry Kappell
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June 24, 2015
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about me

NYC Teacher/Director/Professional Bridge Player. Almost always, the answer to bridge theory problems is transfers.

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3-5 or 5-3 in Majors after Opening 1N
1nt - 2nt ? 3 = no 5-card major 3 = “off system” 5-4 majors 3 = “off system” 5-4 minors or 6-card minor 3 = 5 spades 3nt = 5 hearts — It’s much more important to find a 5-3 fit in responder’s 5-card major versus opener’s 5-card major. If ...
cue bids
Finally someone on the same wavelength!
cue bids
Without any partnership agreement, I would assume: 2 = limit+ with 3 hearts 2 = limit+ with 4+ hearts 3 = mixed raise with 4 hearts 3 = splinter raise with 4 hearts Default agreements and cuebids:
1z rebid by opener after 1y response by passed hand.
You are correct.
1z rebid by opener after 1y response by passed hand.
In Standard American and 2/1, 1 s not forcing with approx. 11-18 hcp. In some other systems, Polish Club for one, 1 - 1y - 1z is 100% forcing by necessity.
Ruling on opening 1NT with small singleton (ACBL)
Ian - Well, get cracking! ;)
Making the Best of a Bad Situation
I missed Craig’s spade ruff above - my apologies, Craig! As long as the spade ruff comes before the heart ruff - success!
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
It seems like a waste of everyone’s time and very wrong to have to play more cards than necessary to claim just to see the opponents’ cards. There’s no reason for me to think that the opponents would lie to me or refuse to tell me what they ...
Making the Best of a Bad Situation
By “first,” I mean, SA, ruff a spade. Club to the king, DQ...
Making the Best of a Bad Situation
Craig’s line can be improved by ruffing a spade first. The idea is to ruff 3 spades in the north hand but if west has only 2 spades and ruffs the 3rd round high and plays a trump then we only need to ruff 2 spades in the north ...

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