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Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 18, 2012
Last Seen
10 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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Nicholas France's bidding problem: A3 KQ76 AQJ75 84
No, never really bought into that idea
1NT or 1C
I would disagree with the above comments that this would be better as a bidding problem. The author is well known for various bidding problems but here he wants to know more about how people think about the hand rather than what they actually bid. Here the choice is for ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AQ2 8 K86 AKQ974
I think it is close between 3NT and 2. I chose 3NT since its matchpoints and partner is a passed hand
What Is Partner Showing?
Steven, have you never made a takeout double with only 3 spades here. Guess you have no bid when you are 3424 and 13 points.
What Is Partner Showing?
Timo, the vote should tell you something. What 2 is a disagreement that has been discussed many times on Bridgewinners. That would qualify as a "recurring disagreement". Each side has repeated their arguments more than enough and neither side seems to convinvce the other that they are right.
Which minor do you open?
partner will always play me for 54 when considering a rebid and yes a 4-2 fit is possible but rare.
Which minor do you open?
Place me in the 1 camp. My honors are better in diamonds and when I rebid 2 I'll be showing 9 in the minors (even if 4-5 rather than 5-4). Also on this hand would raise 1 to 2 but would bid 2 not ...
Winners of national events
Just checked and I have disappear also. Might actually be an advantage given my record.
Is N/S damaged?
So in a social game you are playing a very unusual system and then complain that poor East who is running for cover and didn't realize the redouble showed hearts made a bid that you at your own risk decided had to be 4 (when did a suit reply ...
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: AKxxxxx x AKxx x
I am with Paul as I don't understand Stig's point or what his stats are suppose to mean. One can compute the expected number of spades partner can have and without any real calculation can know on average partner will have 2 spades and I think you underestimate ...
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