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Marshall Lewis
Marshall Lewis
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 16, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
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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Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
I also can't believe we are arguing about this. Partner's bid does not specifically "ask for a stopper". It shows a very good hand, and artificially establishes a force to some agreed level (determining exactly what level that is in mainstream practice is the point of the poll ...
David Boxley's bidding problem: A64 JT8653 6 T74
Just on statistical grounds I expected something more like 4360, but still thought 4H worth trying.
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
The systemic meaning of partner's call should not (except in some well-0defined cases, and this is not one of them), depend on whether or not an opposing overcall has been raised.
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
At least for the purposes of this poll, it seems to me completely otiose to draw some theoretically defensible but pragmatically factitious distinction between the set of calls that are forcing because they CREATE a force, and calls that are forcing because some earlier call in the auction created a ...
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
3H is not the bid that created the force, but opener must bid again so of course it is forcing.
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
And speaking of old-country allusions (fragment): When they landed in Memphis Well her heart beat so fast She dreamed for so long Now she'd see him at last She was down at his graveside Day after day Come closing time They would pull her away Ah to be with ...
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
Disagree with approximately all of that: (a) It is certainly possible to get to NT from Opener's side after Sputnik when the Opener has Qx of spades, in a miscellany of ways. For one thing, Qx is quite a good holding for declarer in NT when the adverse suit ...
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
By the way, y'all need to hear ya some Memphis Slim
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
Danger Man begat Secret Agent begat by far the best of the lot, The Prisoner
David Boxley's bidding problem: KQT96432 A3 5 A9
I doubt very seriously if you would have bid 4C since you were not playing it. If you want to change the system, the host will change your hand :):)

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