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Paul Block
Paul Block
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Member Since
Jan. 3, 2014
Last Seen
Nov. 14
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“Never preempt over a preempt”...what’s the intuition? (If you agree)
I don't recall the author - Dorothy Truscott, perhaps - but I remember in the introduction of some bridge tome was the caveat when you read "never" please understand this is intended as "almost never" and where you see "always" this is meant as "almost always."
Paul Block's bidding problem: QJ63 K6 T754 854
I chose not to provide this information in the OP because I didn't think it was relevant. It didn't occur to me that it would cause significant abstentions. 1 systemically is a limited and possibly quite light opener - 8-16hcp 5+ hearts. I would have needed about a ...
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: 95 96 KJ863 A984
Qxx, AKxxx, Qxx, xx 3 will often make, and partner has no bid. Partner could easily have this hand or better.
Yusuf Sohtorik's bidding problem: --- QJT865 JT86 A97
I like 3, but not man enough to bid it.
Sven Pride's bidding problem: AKJ 92 JT863 AJ3
Partner still gets a vote, and they're also likely to be short in hearts. If they can't act, I feel like defending 4 will be our best spot more times than not.
Is this a way to run an organization?
An unfortunate side-effect of the organizer's desire to have people play in two-session chunks is that the evening side games (at least the one that I attended) are pitiful. The Reston Tuesday evening side game field was the worst field in which I can remember playing. Opponents had no ...
5-5 Major Hand After Partner Opens 2NT
I'm not sure what's wrong with option 2. The spade suit looks an awful lot like a 4-card suit to me.
David Parsons's bidding problem: A83 852 AT754 63
If I couldn’t invite I’d try 3nt. I don’t get “pass.” Yes, I saw the form of scoring.
What do you do?
It may be nothing, but I feel like a director call is in order just so the opponents can have it explained to them that this is not the correct way to inquire about the auction.
Tracy Brines's bidding problem: --- 8754 6532 AQJ74
A week has passed. Let's hear the story.

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