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Marc Bonnet
Marc Bonnet
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Member Since
Sept. 30, 2013
Last Seen
July 15
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Scientist (in the applied math department of a Paris area university), married and father of 3.

Experienced France-based player.

System: French standard (5-card majors, strong NT, multi 2!D, 2M weak 2-suiters) with US twists (forcing 1NT replies over 1M openings, Jacoby 2NT, 2/1 almost GF) and many specialized treatments.


Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
One national teams title (Division Nationale 4 open teams, 2016); one third placing in national pairs championship (Division Nationale 3 open pairs, 2016) ; several regional wins.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Antony, France
Favorite Tournaments
I only play in FFB-organized competition (except for BBO practice sessions)
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How do you bid first ?
Cannot respond to poll as offered since choices in fact depend on vulnerability (see Ben's comment, which I endorse).
Do not misplay this slam (like I did ....)
As said, E can be safely assumed not to have AK! Then, the best line seems to depend on whether honors are (a) split, or (b) both with West. If (a), play as Mark K. (ruffing finesses with 2 discards, hoping to later set up a winner ...
This hand is rather soft (worth significantly less than its HCP count), an our spades may run against their vul 1NT. Hence my pass vote.
Bots Are Coming at You
Part of what makes bridge such an interesting game is drawing inferences based on the thinking of other humans (e.g. opponents). So my remark is not just based on perceived strength/weakness. This aspect is absolutely integral to bridge in my view. Robots just play another game that happens ...
Bots Are Coming at You
Robots do not play bridge, and in many cases (e.g. defense, bidding decisions) prevent human players from properly playing bridge. They merely manage to not violate the mechanical rules of the game of bridge.
Another case of flexible signals.
Henry, count is extremely important here, and East knows it. If declarer has a small spade remaining, West must play a at once to kill the suit. If not, dummy is dead already and we must avoid ever playing that suit. In the latter case, East knows that ...
First trick decision in 6!H
Not sure we can rely on that, but a stiff would likely be led whatever the exact meaning of the auction, since South is known to hold no keycard. Asking questions then leading a increases the likelihood of a non-singleton lead (or will reveal deviousness once the deal ...
Double, what's it this time?
The balancing X in your auction will often seek to play a major partial (responder having not yet denied 4-card majors), whereas X in the OP has been made after denying 4cMs. The two sequences thus cannot be characterised as essentially identical (unless maybe some other inference is available, such ...
1m - P - 1!S - 2!H - 2NT?
The first option cannot be considered at all, since partner potentially has a min responsive hand. Either 15-17 unbal (with good stopper) or 18-19 bal make sense; a matter of choice for partnership system.
First Choice - Second Choice - and....
Partner must leave 3 alone with 6 moth-eaten spades (may rebid 3 with seven in that case). Not everybody opens 2 (say) with QJ10xxx and out. Let's say partner's sequence is consistent if partner is a sound preempter, as the OP suggests, but ceases to ...
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