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Mike Nelson
Mike Nelson
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March 29, 2011
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I generally do only if it accompanies other honors, but I usually won't lead the ten itself unless stiff or doubleton if it's my highest card in the suit.
Which Slam Is Best
Notice North is at least a queen shy of his bid, and if he had Q never mind K 6NT rolls home.
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
In a club where I am a regular, the other regulars might as well wear signs. At tournaments, this would only apply if you had met them before and they had done something or several things that clued you in.
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
I misread, comment edited. 1M rebid promising 4+ is pretty common.
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
Alerts not required, explanations required only if they ask, but against weaker opponents I would volunteer them before the opening lead if I were declarer.
Which Slam Is Best
Never mind the trials, ACBL legal at all levels above Basic Chart to agree this hand is a 1 opener. (8 HCP or rule of 17--this hand is not even minimum.)
Ideas on Raptor
Your are far more likely to need a natural NT overcall against a weak two than against a one bid.
Balanced 17+-19 hcp hands in competition
Donald do players in your circles frequently pass one bids with 0-5? The modern tendency is to respond on air, treating the opening bid as forcing or nearly so. Mexican 2 can do poorly in a field of traditional "if you have nothing, bid nothing" responders, but is significantly ...
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
I directed back then, and some of the agreements above were just starting/had not yet started getting popular. Many individual partnerships lagged far behind. An example that resulted in a score adjustment: Miss X opened 2 and LHO asked X's partner "weak or strong?" (X's partnership ...
Double by 1NT Overcaller
This is quite sensible.
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