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Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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Member Since
April 18, 2012
Last Seen
7 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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Karel de Raeymaeker's bidding problem: J9x QT7xx Kxx xx
Since he is vulnerable, I would think an opening bid is a normal minimum. There is no real agreement on how strong it can be before you have to double.
Strong, Invitational, or Weak -- What do you play?
In standard american 2 is weak and not forcing. Many forget this as most good players have some artificial meaning to 2
Karel de Raeymaeker's bidding problem: J9x QT7xx Kxx xx
No real top of bid. Whatever you feel comfortable with partner passing. I expect partner to bid with 9+ with no fit and to raise with 6+ with a fit
Cue Bids & Splinters & Forcing Passes: Redo
You still haven't fixed it. Only two answers are allowed.
Strong, Invitational, or Weak -- What do you play?
I'd do it with 4 hearts. Don't think it needs 5 of them
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: J93 J7542 Q85 92
1NT with the intent of rebidding 2. One of the advantages of 2/1 is with 4-6 points you can bid this way.
Play Problem in 3H (Matchpoints)
I'll let it ride to my King.
Distribs. for 1NT with stiff A/K/Q
While I almost never do it (and only with a stiff K if I do. I have problems with partners who do it when they have an easy rebid. To me, never with a 5 card major; Never when 5 diamonds and 4 clubs with decent suits. The rare times ...
Play Problem in 3H (Matchpoints)
The answer to your question is no as the likelihood of a 3-2 heart break is almost 80% (assuming West has 3 spades and 6 clubs). That is the reason for King of hearts and then a heart to the Ace. If they break, your pull the last trump and ...
Count or Attitude
one of the nice things here is its an opening 3rd seat play. One should always take time before playing to the first trick so it will be hard for it to be "slow" in the normal meaning
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