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Paul Hightower
Paul Hightower
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June 28, 2016
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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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Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AT5 --- AJ8532 KT97
It is vital to play 3M as a splinter, to avoid this sort of guess. With typical 3145 or 3154 shape, 1-3 suggests 13-15 hcp. Here we stretch slightly; the hand is quite strong at diamonds, of course, and we hope that the sixth diamond will be enough ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: 3 A65 A753 AKT76
Craig: You called rebidding 1NT a big lie about shape. I responded, not for the first time in reply to you, that rebidding 1NT with a singleton in partner's suit is routine expert practice. Now you gave actual reasons for preferring to promise at least a doubleton in partner ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: 3 A65 A753 AKT76
Even the strength is not really an issue if you are willing to pass awkward 11 counts as opener: x A9xx Kxx A10xxx looks like a normal opening to me, but if you must make the same rebid on that and x AQ9x KQx A10xxx the range is somewhat wide ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: 3 A65 A753 AKT76
Once again, Craig, since a majority of experts polled by The Bridge World chose to allow a rebid of 1NT with a singleton in partner's suit, 1NT is no lie at all regarding shape, for any partnership that adopts that style. That leaves the strength, which is not unexpected ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: J86 7 QT652 J753
Opener's pass suggests balanced 22-24, so we have enough for game, but opener does not have five spades or a penalty double of hearts and did not choose to bid 2NT. That appears to leave game in a minor, so I'll start bidding my minors. First, though, I ...
What to do after they bid over our stayman ?
SM: the 2 response was defined as puppet and forcing. So garbage is not included.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy
I played Precision for several years with several partners. At no time would I have given a thought to opening such junk. System need not trump judgement -- if you downgrade a hand like this, you upgrade others. If this IS an opening bid in first or second seat, I assume ...
Richard Granville's bidding problem: 87532 --- AJ98763 4
Stayman followed by 2 over partner's likely 2 shows 5-5+, spades and a minor, about 6-8 points. If that hasn't been discussed or you've defined that sequence as something else, I would settle for transferring to diamonds and passing. There are 19 working points out ...
Trivial - NO, something worse than trivial
I don't buy either of your objections, Magnus. I've been doing combinatorics since I was 12. We aren't calculating by some card-by-card method. There are 13C4 possible 4 card suits; there are 10C3 four card suits which include the four and do not include the 3 or ...
How do you ask for aces?
In a bidding contest, you'd get a 12!

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