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Lynn Johannesen
Lynn Johannesen
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San Francisco Bay Area resident. Retired writer/editor.

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"I accept"
Martin, it seems to me that any UI that results is the responsibility of the player who committed an infraction--that is, the declarer. It wouldn't occur to me as declarer to try to claim damage because an opponent tried to object to his parner's acceptance of the lead ...
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The only similar Kaplan quotation that I remember was about winning an IMP match. He said that a team would win every match if it held its opponents to less than 1 imp per board. Dale remembers it as 1.5 imps per board. He wasn't, to the best ...
What does (1!C) 1!D (1!H) x show?
Acrtually, we don't, although in theory perhaps we should. In practice, it's wide-ranging, and overcaller tends to raise with a fit.(If advancer holds a very strong hand, he cue bids before bidding his suit.) I can't recall missing any good games as a result of our ...
What does (1!C) 1!D (1!H) x show?
For us, this specific auction shows exactly 4 spades, plus tolerance for partner's suit--doesn't have to be Hx, xx will do. The reason for the promise of tolerance is to tell overcaller whether to bid spades with 3-card support or go back to his minor with 6 cards ...
What's this X? (I believe I know the answer, but conflicting claims have been made).
Ed Manfield and I played two-way doubles on a number of auctions. One example was (1) P (1NT) P (2) X. The problem was that advancer always held *exactly* two hearts, and we were about 1 for 4 in guessing which hand partner held. As someone else mentioned ...
What's this X? (I believe I know the answer, but conflicting claims have been made).
Kevin, the votes in the poll suggest that you're wrong about what's "standard"--at least among experienced players. In a club game, who knows?
Surely not another missed game with 10 trumps
Sure, West might well raise to 3 anyway. Perhaps West thinks East would open 1 in 3rd seat, not 2, holding a hand like x Axxxxx Kxx Kxx. I might do that myself, given the weak heart spots and extra defense for a weak 2. Opposite that ...
Trick 1 Signal
This question can't be answered without regard to your whole hand and any other considerations. For example, against contracts at the 5 level or higher, our agreement is to give count on a K lead. As Mike says, against lower contracts I'd play the 9 if I thought ...
Surely not another missed game with 10 trumps
My answer was based on the assuption that West's redouble did NOT deny a 3-card heart fit. One of my partners prefers to redouble with 3-card support so that all immediate raises that show values (2NT, FSF) show 4-card support. If that's what the pair holding these cards ...
A 1!d response to a 1!c opening by partner...
Like Richard Fleet, I reserve the right to bid either up the line or not, depending on my hand. My reason is that I play a lot of matchpoint events, and my experience suggests that when I respond 1 to 1 holding xx xxxx KQJ10 Qxx, partner often ...

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