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Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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Member Since
April 18, 2012
Last Seen
4 hours 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"

Country
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
gandalf
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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New suit forcing/non-forcing?
The bid is a new suit by responder who is not a passed hand is a one round force without discussion. Unless you have some knowledge that this partner doesn't believe this, hard not to play it forcing for one round.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: T72 KQ9654 95 K8
No the reason for bidding 3 instead of 4 is to make a mild slam try. I am on the border as to which is better.
Is it Restricted Choice?
As I said either approach will work. I find it easier to see its the jack for the singleton and then adjust the percentages where there are 2 equal honors. Whichever way you find easier to use is the best way to do it.
Is it Restricted Choice?
John, the percentages are the likelihood that you started with a certain holding. So 2.8% is right for LHO having a singleton J. using the likelihood of having a hand with JT (either as a doubleton or tripleton) must be divided by 2 as one assumes he will play ...
Bidding Strong Hand Opposite Weak Two
So exactly what does 2NT rebid by opener mean in the system.
Is it Restricted Choice?
Of course restricted choice is in play but it doesn't change the odds enough to not play for the drop. LHO could have played the J from a singleton J, the doubleton JT or JTx. If LHO has JTxx it doesn't really matter. Basically you want to finesse ...
YBTJ-spade game missed?
I don't like East's 2 bid but that has nothing to do with the results so I just abstained. My bidding would go West East P 1NT 2 2 3 All Pass so the same contract. I looked up the results for the overall ...
Puzzled by Evening Swiss Ruling in San Francisco
I think the ruling has to be based on how the 4 is made. Did he make the bid deliberately and then realized it was the wrong bid. If so the bid stands. Or did he make the bid thinking it was 4 and then when partner broke ...
Shaul Rashti's bidding problem: 9 KJ97654 Q87 43
If I couldn't bid on my last turn, what would make be bid now
Upside upside down
Trying hard to figure out how the J can be right unless I know partner doesn't have 5 or more hearts and even then what would I be showing
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