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Nigel Kearney
Nigel Kearney
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Oct. 2, 2010
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about me

Live in Wellington, New Zealand. Don't play much bridge these days due to work and family commitments. In the past have represented NZ several times including a silver medal in the 1995 Junior World Championships in Bali. 

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New Zealand

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nigel_k
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What do you play over 1N (2!D), 1 Major?
Double cannot be solely takeout of diamonds. But it can be either takeout of diamonds or at least invitational strength. This gives you a generic approach that is playable even if not always optimal.
1S 2S 2NT
Just bid 2NT with all game tries. Many responding hands will either accept or reject any game try and in those cases, you do not reveal much about the declaring hand. If responder is unsure he can show where his values lie and you've only lost one step.
Extract the maximum
I know the general rule about 'if you have to ask', but wouldn't East's pass be forcing here?
What should the selectors do?
Other. They should do what selectors should always do: schedule a teams trial and then resign.
2018 European Championships Results
Heh. Making them citizens instead of trying to defeat them also works best now, just as it did in the Middle Ages.
Precision help wanted 2
Yes, exactly. East actions suggest he didn't really believe he had a 1 opener. He just didn't want to open 1.
Multi went for -1100. Worst bid?
E/W did appear to have an agreement. Quite sensibly, that agreement was not that West is required to pass 2X even with a singleton. Even if West had passed, 2X does not play any better than 2X. Seems like an open and shut case of bad ...
How Many Zeros Would You Give West?
West's bidding is fine. Even if you routinely open with a balanced 11 this doesn't qualify. I guess opening in third seat is ok but I wouldn't expect it to achieve much. After that, East has more reason to bid than West does. Also, 2H making looks ...
Who made the worst bid (if any)
People have short memories, probably even shorter when they are resulting instead of reasoning objectively. Wait a month and then post the bidding problem.
What is the best treatment ?
There are different things that can be done with pass and redouble. But if you're going to show a major, it must be right to transfer and put the doubler on lead. For opener to bid their major with something like xxx in clubs just seems like you're ...
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