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Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 18, 2012
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

Retired Banker now back in school for a new degree


Partners have sometimes alerted my pass as "Does not have 13 cards"

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in Orlando in the Board-a-Match with Burrell Humphreys on the 50th anniversary of him winning the event
Regular Bridge Partners
Burrell Humphreys
Favorite Conventions
new minor forcing
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Yu Chang's bidding problem: Ax Axxx Kxx Jxxx
I seem to be the one with more information. I know we have a nine or ten card heart fit. Looking at it from a LOTT point of view and assuming there are 19 trump (have to start somewhere) and assuming we double 4 then We make 5 ...
(1H)-P-(2H)-P-(P)-2S continuations
Partner only balanced. Why do I want to bury him
Length Leads against NT
I think 4th best or (3rd/5th) helps partner more than it helps declarer. Remember Declarer knows the combined strength for both his side and the opponents. Your partner doesn't. I am a big fan of helping partner out (even if it helps declarer) as he needs it more ...
Pairing hands in BBO hand generator
It would seem that if you generate the hands in DealMasterPro you can save them in Lin format and upload them to BBO. It isn't that you can't generate them with the dealer program but its not as simple as DealmasterPro
Christopher Moh's bidding problem: KQ5 72 AT64 8432
Why would I want to bid again. 3 showed my minimal strength and diamond support. If anything, we have too many points in spades to go foward. Why would I bid my values a second time.
Phillip Martin's bidding problem: K93 QT987 KQT64 ---
I have the point count and a void for a limit raise but just too much in their suits so I'll settle for a simple raise.
Suit Quality for 1C-1S-4C (forcing Spade raise)
I like the suit to be 6 cards and have at least 3 of the 4 top honors. So AKQJxx, AKQxxx, AKJxxx, AQJxxx, and KQJxxx are all acceptable. I abstained as really don't have that choice here. Better Poll might be to allow multiple choices of types of hands ...
Suit Quality for 1C-1S-4C (forcing Spade raise)
I agree with you Steve that AQxxxx and KQJxxx are not equivalent. KQJxxx is good enough for 4 but AQxxxx is not
2NT and puppet stayman
So how do you just raise to play in 3NT if direct 3NT is transfer to diamonds
Congratulations Greg Lawler
Were you sober or drunk. Do believe a true random walk requires you to be drunk (at least that seem to be the case in all the examples I learned from)

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