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Lynn Johannesen
Lynn Johannesen
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Aug. 19, 2010
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San Francisco Bay Area resident. Retired writer/editor.

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lynnjo
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Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
No, 1-1NT doesn't have to promise 18-19 balanced, as long as the 1NT response shows, say, 8-10. The real problem sequence is 1-1NT. It's not practical to narrow the range for that 1NT response unless you are willing to respond in 3-card major suits, and doing ...
Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
As someone who has also played 12-14 NT for more years than I care to admit, I want to echo all of Randy's points. About 5 years ago we switched to playing unbalanced diamond openings and 1 openings either clubs or balanced. We play transfer responses to 1 ...
What takes precedence; having both majors or expressing the NT strength and stop?
Jim, if you play that, you are correct. Some of us, however, play that 2NT followed by 3 shows true invitational values (an attractive 6 count is below expectation), only a 4-card major, and a diamond stopper. That's not a common hand, but neither is a hand just ...
ATB - 21 HCP 3NT game
This is a close decision. If North could bid 4 over 3NT to suggest this kind of hand, I think pass was the worst bid. If, however, 4 would be forcing, then I would vote that 3NT is the worst bid. I can construct many sound raises to ...
Goodbye, Russ
Very sad news. Russ had a truly infectious grin. The smile made it a pleasure to play against him, even when he was beating you badly. RIP, Russ.
Five card diamond.
We consider this a form of "lumping." In a standard system, neither 1 nor 1 shows at least 4 cards in the suit. Either one could be a balanced hand out of range for 1NT. Our 1 bid shows an unbalanced hand always. That helps a lot ...
What takes precedence; having both majors or expressing the NT strength and stop?
To me, the issue is partly a matter of strength. If I overcall 2NT and we belong in a major suit game, partner will bid Stayman and we'll reach it. If I double, partner probably wouldn't jump to 3 on, say, Kx J10xxx xx Qxxx. I'd ...
How would you rule?
Personally, I don't think pass is a logical alternative here, for any player beyond the beginner level. Like others, I don't think you should give people the hesitation as part of the poll. You should be asking what people would bid--period. Finally, the only logical alternative to 4 ...
Does it matter how many points the opponents show?
@David C: You're right, but The Bridge World uses a proportional font that automatically adds a little bit of extra space around single digits. Most websites do not. Ed is probably right that using T instead of 10 would probably confuse other people. Those of us who are caught ...
Does it matter how many points the opponents show?
Me too. Not the first time I've been caught by this typographical oddity!
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