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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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Agree. It's often better to play 3NT with a 5-3 or 6-2 major fit, but after much experience I've come to the conclusion that I'm not a good enough player to figure out whether it's right or wrong before seeing both hands.
Your opinion on partner's opening bid Gatlinburg KO.
If you're going to bid diamonds and clubs and sell out at the four level, the second bid should be 4 so that partner can make an informed decision.
Jeff Lehman's bidding problem: 93 KQ432 A97 J76
I would play 2 as constructive with a five card suit here. You may have a weak hand with six hearts and end up playing 2 or 3 if partner doesn't pass 2, but IMO that is a lesser risk compared to being unable to ...
One more flew over the cuckoo's nest
Whether it was actually an unintended call is irrelevant. If it looks like an unintended call and someone enquires whether it was intended, that is hardly information at all. And West's enquiry does not suggest any particular call or play. It only prompts legal correction of a possibly unintended ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
I live in 'the rest of the world' where multi 2 is very common. It causes plenty of problems for opponents that would not exist when defending against a weak bid with an anchor suit. There are possible defences but none that I feel really happy and confident with ...
One more flew over the cuckoo's nest
Even if this were the relevant law, it is not a logical alternative to refuse to correct your own unintended call once you become aware of it. The opportunity for East to correct is lost if West calls. If East doesn't notice the mispull and South passes, it's ...
Nigel Kearney's bidding problem: 72 K53 97 J98754
I should add that opponents were non-expert. If it is LHO 4333, partner 5341, and RHO 2443, I would not necessarily expect LHO with a weak hand to do something like bid 1NT then redouble. They might be just blindly guessing.
Nigel Kearney's lead problem: QJ9854 5 7642 83
I definitely understand the criticisms of 1. There was little discussion about these auctions and I (South) chose 1 to avoid a misunderstanding.
Where did East-West go so far wrong on this hand?
4 may be too much but West has to make a game try at least. East can have AQxx xxx Kxx Kxx or better. It's mostly bad luck and I doubt there is a reasonable way to a plus score.
fast arrival
Two keys plus queen is not too good. But it would have to be bare minimum and shapeless like my example. The actual hand is too good because of the extra shape and intermediates.
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