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Khokan Bagchi
Khokan Bagchi
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In The Well- Michael Xu
Michael, do you have any tips for up and coming bridge players?
In The Well- Michael Xu
John's response when asked whether Ringo was the best drummer in the world was that Ringo wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles.
Paula Leslie's bidding problem: Ax Qx Kxxxx AJxx
Easy to visualize a good slam opposite the right minimum,e.g., Kxx KJ10xx Ax KQx, so the hand's worth an invitation.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 5 A7 AKJ763 AK62
Doubling would get us to 3NT opposite that hand.
Barry Plotkin's bidding problem: AKx Ax AKQJxx KQ
3NT is a huge underbid here. If we double, we can always bid 3NT over a non-jump response from partner and bid a slam when partner shows some values. It's easy to get to a good grand opposite e.g. QJxxx Qxx xx Axx or xxx KQxxx xxx Ax ...
Barry Plotkin's bidding problem: AKx Ax AKQJxx KQ
If they lead a heart, we might only make seven tricks, so 3NT looks like a wild overbid.
ATB: Pushy slam failed
Why? Assuming 2-2 diamonds or stiff honour, you have three spades, one heart, five diamonds, two clubs and one ruff. My calculator tells me that adds up to twelve tricks around 65% of the time.
you preempt then double
See page 11, Board 11 for an example from Michael Rosenberg:
Winston Chang's bidding problem: Q 9 K932 AQT7642
Even if it's a phantom, there must be a good chance that a save costs less than the value of a game by NS.
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: Q QT86 73 JT8742
Given the opponents' silence, I'd lay London to a brick that partner doesn't hold either of your example hands.
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