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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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kvmann
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Diamond Life Master
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A specific hcp count - how often?
13-16 may be a challenging range to deal with but it’s even harder to defend against. And with exactly half weak (13-14) and half strong (15-16), opponents won’t even know how to deal with it. There are many ways to deal with the wide range: range ask Stayman ...
UI or not?
DC - As one of my favorite bridge theoriticians, please don’t hold back: What are your 7 exceptions? (And it if wasn’t me, someone else would have asked.)
UI or not?
On the other hand, when you are already getting a zero, a natural redouble as a bluff is 100% free.
UI or not?
If the first double is undiscussed then the redouble is undiscussed as well. I would like to see their agreements as to when redouble is SOS. I would be more inclined to accept that redouble was SOS at teams.
Best defense against Big Club?
Totally agree! It's good to have a critical eye for self-serving statements. Support doubles - always and everywhere - also comes to mind.
Magic Bullet 1N
1nt Gazzilli over 1d does the same thing. Lots of interesting responses too: http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/gazzilli-a-work-in-progress-over-1-d/ https://www.bridgewinners.com/article/view/gazzilli-over-1d/
Best defense against Big Club?
More BW threads: https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/disturbing-precision/ https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/defense-against-strong-1c-and-2c-openings/ http://bridgewinners.com/forums/read/intermediate-forum/best-defenses-against-strong-one-club-opening-bids/ https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/assess-coombs-crash-over-precision-1c-1d-and-1c-1d/ https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/defence-to-strong-1c/ — My two cents: - Double gives the opponents three calls instead of one with a negative response ...
Competitive agreements after partner opens, they overcall 1NT, you X and LHO bids
I’m a big proponent that the first double of a suit is takeout after a generic penalty double. It’s saved me a million -470/570/670/870’s...
Best defence to a possibly-short 1C?
Ian - I am always impressed with all of your unique, creative home-grown methods and your willingness to share them with entire bridge world. Two thumbs up!
How do your define your "Takeout Doubles"?
That’s exactly what I advocate. It’s close to the rule of 10 which is a good general tool: 10 + no. cards in opp’s suit = HCP required to make a t/o x.
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