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Nigel Kearney
Nigel Kearney
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Oct. 2, 2010
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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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Dirty Talk
Tough one. It's arguable that there is a demonstrable bridge reason to want to finish the hand on time, and encouraging declarer to claim facilitates that. Whether South has the club queen or not, he cannot count 12 tricks for declarer. Therefore I think it is risky to conclude ...
You be the judge!
The only logical alternative to 6 is 5. If the 6 bid is not legal then the score should not be adjusted to 4. It should be adjusted to whatever would have happened if the player bid 5, which is probably still a contract of ...
You be the judge!
You have expressed no more than mild slam interest. Partner should not raise the level if he is minimum in context, regardless of controls. If minimum with a control is enough, you can make another try. In this case that would be 5. So partner is either missing a ...
1354 and 2353 minimum opener rebids
Also if opener always bids clubs then hearts, that bid has a much wider range than it would have if you are able to raise to 2 immediately. Even with a hand as good as AKx AKxxx Kxxx, it is uncomfortable if your system forces you to bid more ...
A difficult "eight ever, nine never" question
Depends on the whole hand. For example: If you play for the drop and are wrong, opener must have every other card so you'll be playing close to double dummy. If you finesse and are wrong, you may still have a guess later in some other suit. If opener ...
Transfer Lebensohl!?
No idea what is standard, but I want to show my suit immediately all the time and use a takeout double instead of Stayman. I would do this: 2S: spades, to play 2NT: clubs, weak or strong 3C: diamonds, invit or better 3D: diamonds, to play 3H: spades, invit or ...
What is the best meaning for the double of a cue bid?
Spade tolerance and enough to compete. Other hands have alternatives and you can't afford to be frozen out if they bid 3/4 next and opener has a good hand.
What is this bid?
Even with good/bad I'm not convinced that 3 would be forcing though it would certainly have extra values. And given the likelihood the next hand will bid 3, I wouldn't want to be in partner's position having to decide whether to compete further without ...
How frequent/useful is 1M--3m (nat inv) ? Im looking for hands where responder got INV and a long minor.
As Rainer said, you can use 2 after a 1 opening. When opener rebids 2m, there is room to include a good raise in 2 as well so you don't lose that. When the opening is 1, sometimes methods such as Gazilli or Bart will ...
What is this bid?
More importantly, 3 is not forcing. It's a very strange game when you can't bid 4 on a hand that is too strong to risk being passed in 3.
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