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Nicholas France
Nicholas France
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 18, 2012
Last Seen
14 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"

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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KnR count for QJT units.
Basically there are three main things to count; High cards, shortness and suit quality. You have 4 Queens each worth one and the following adjustments: Subtract 0.25 for queen with no higher honor, Add 0.25 for each jack with a higher honor, and add 0.25 for ten ...
Criss -cross Inverted Raises
This is one where I have a strong dislike for 1-3 being invitational. Basically opener has to go past 3 to look for the notrump game and if it isn't there you are in 4. If you had used 1-2 as the invitational ...
KnR count for QJT units.
KnR was never meant to be used at the table but was Rubens way to put numbers to Kaplan's hand evaluation for slam hands. It turned out to be a very good way to evaluate openning hands for suit contracts. If you really want to find how it works ...
Revoke confusion
Paul you are misreading the law as for law purposes here, dummy and declarer are two different persons.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: KJTx Qxxxx Ax QJ
I think the question to ask is what is the risk associated which each choice. If you bid 1, the main risk is you could missing the 4-4 spade suit. If you double; you could miss the 5-3 heart, fit; you could play in a 4-2 club fit, and ...
Missed Game
And if you switch the North and South Hands you are probably down 2 in 4. This is just a bad game that makes.
Rich Newell's bidding problem: AKJ74 74 J63 876
This seems to be a case of what the rebids mean. I play like Peter above and 2 shows 5+ spades and is a one round force. If you play like Richard above, then you have to bid 3 to establish a force.
Responding 2!c with exactly 4!s +4!c GF?
I never respond 2. There is no reason to bypass the spade suit. I would need 5 and 4 to respond 2. From what you are implying, I am 4(23)4 and pretty sure my next bid is going to be notrump most of the ...
Opening a 4-Card Major in 3rd/4th seat?
and what is a rebid of the major?
After an Inverted Minor Raise
In the system I learned, with a balanced 18-19, opener jumped to 3NT. With 14+-17 he finds another bid (besides 2NT and 3 of minor) and then bids game.

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