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Marshall Lewis
Marshall Lewis
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 16, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 19
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

If at times my comments seem annoying or offensive, at least consider the possibility that I am really just being playful. 


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
six of diamonds was good
Bridge Accomplishments
most of my partners still walk the earth. as for the exceptions, I have an ironclad alibi
Regular Bridge Partners
i wouldn't know about those details, shame on BW for inquiring
Favorite Tournaments
Pula International Bridge Festival
Favorite Conventions
Takeout Double, Drury, 2-way checkback, druGFree; MOST DISDAINED: Muiderberg, Bergen, Gambling 3N
ACBL Ranking
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Adam Parrish's bidding problem: Q42 A5 KT5 KQ962
Why is 3D a cuebid?
Adam Parrish's bidding problem: Q42 A5 KT5 KQ962
If partner just has some ordinary game-going hand, then even when 3N is making it will often not make more than nine tricks. In that case there is considerable upside in giving up on that contract and trying to offer partner a choice between 4H and 5C, which you can ...
David Boxley's bidding problem: K64 A764 --- QJ7632
Boring series? So obviously you have read several of them. Shame you couldn't find any more interesting fare.
David Boxley's bidding problem: 965 Q8 AK2 JT743
2N should be three good diamonds and five clubs, inadequate spades for a Moysian fit. X should show playability in 2S, e.g. QTx xx AJx QTxxx
David Boxley's bidding problem: AJT86 AT98 7 973
I would not have made either call chosen by S up to this point, hence a bit difficult to re-group now. I almost never abstain but am doing so.
David Boxley's bidding problem: AJT86 AT98 7 973
3S is clear over 2H. Incidentally, partner should have overcalled 1H rather than 2H -- particularly with the spade fragment. Much more generally, though, it is just bad tactics to make a mild pre-empt with a poorish hand when partner has passed. If you are unable or unwilling to devour a ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: J3 A82 KQ43 KQT5
However, if one really wants to get the most out of situations of this type, there is a good case for adopting dedicated methods such as a way to flog "Good hand for hearts, but anti-positional". That way we can readily get to a successful instead of a failing heart ...
David Boxley's bidding problem: K64 A764 --- QJ7632
"Without interference 4♠ would be preemptive". This statement does not make sense to me. When both opponents have passed, it seems at best pointless and at worst counter-productive to use a jump to 4S as an attempt to silence the opponents. Rather it should be assigned a meaning which involves ...
David Boxley's bidding problem: AQT7 43 A3 AKT86
(a) I wouldn't assume in the absence of discussion that Double is for business, i.e. that partner will interpret it that way, hence if he takes the double out the rest of the auction might be on shaky communicative ground. (b) Any hand that contains QJx in the ...
David Boxley's bidding problem: AQT7 43 A3 AKT86
Though for some mysterious reason it is not specified, X here must be assumed to be non-penalty, as otherwise there would simply be no problem. Pass is possible in that context, given the MP scoring, but all too often partner will shrug and let it go when we have a ...

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