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Paul Hightower
Paul Hightower
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Member Since
June 28, 2016
Last Seen
Aug. 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
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Good club player, can't afford travel or tournaments. Long time contributor at

United States of America

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Non Life Master
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What is safe?
How can West be to South's right?
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One huge problem with 5WTWB is how it handles rebids by responder. Any second bid by responder shows 10+, no exceptions. This was the consensus of Standard American authorities for something like 5 years; it was then abandoned as impractical since it forces responder to pass with a weak hand ...
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: KQ743 AJT5 --- KQJ9
Because most of us do not use LTC as our primary method of evaluation, especially prior to finding a fit?
Paul D East's bidding problem: A AKQT953 K3 KQ6
I took Henry's possibly tongue-in-cheek comment to mean he was hoping to make slam opposite zero Aces -- seems like that's happened to me enough times.
Assuming that you play Leaping Michaels, is 4m forcing?
And so what do you bid with game in hand? I don't worry so much about the worst hands partner could possibly have -- I'd rather have tools to deal with very good hands.
Board 4 from the 08/03/2018 Common Game
I played the 7 but partner continued with the other high diamond. I forgot to notice if declarer "signaled" for a continuation. I assumed partner had AK10x and dropped the Queen, so we also declarer's 10th trick.
Ilker çUbukçU's bidding problem: K6 J6 AT6 AKQT65
Yesterday I had a partner overcall 3NT on the first round, after each opponent had bid, intending it as unusual :(
Opener jumps after partner has passed your opening bid
I always assumed a game invitational hand as Henry suggests, but invariably partner turned up with a hand slightly too strong for an initial preempt. Based on these results I'll assume no game interest.
Paul D East's bidding problem: A AKQT953 K3 KQ6
Debbie: Sorry, I figured that out after i had logged off and was heading out the door :). Since partner didn't pass the double, your sequence seems fine, but I can understand being reluctant to disturb 4 even with 2 aces -- you are clearly inviting slam, but how much ...
Paul D East's bidding problem: A AKQT953 K3 KQ6
Debbie -- sounds like a hand I might well pass. And that's why I don't double with such a shapely, offense-oriented hand -- passes at this level are far too common.

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