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Phil Clayton
Phil Clayton
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July 27, 2010
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United States of America

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Mastery of the Fundamentals
Can't like this enough. I would add that when you talk to better players, check your ego at the door. If they choose a different answer than you, dont challenge them- but try to understand their thought process.
My NABC Online Practice Tourney Day 2 - "Up The Middle"
1. Not sure about your analysis on 3. If clubs are 44, all it does is negate the need to ruff a heart. 2. As far as wild vs normal. Many times the play wont matter too much. You are getting a spectacular or dismal result basef on your style ...
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
Its minors. Pretty standard actually.
Interview with Gavin Wolpert
I was going to mention this too. I (my sense: many) dont listen to a podcast with the same level of attention as an actual bridge conversation. You described a play problem you got wrong. Early you gave the hand, and then the bidding and then dummy, and I was ...
BW 2/1: 1!d-2!c-2!D
Indeed it does.
BW 2/1: 1!d-2!c-2!D
With AKx Qxxx KJxx xx, I would rebid 2 (Yes) With x xx KQxxx AKxxx, I really doubt I am rebidding 2. So I guess I am having a hard time understanding these poll choices.
Splitting in 2nd Seat: High or Low?
Agree. But a generation ahead of us splits with the "card they would have led".
BW 2/1: After 1!d-2!c
Kokish is what I play when using weak NT's where the 2N rebid shows 15-17. Playing strong NT, 2N is too "bulky" with a flat 12-14.
Defining Bridge
So much a visionary he apparently has added an "h" to his name as proof of evolution.
BW 2/1: After 1!d-2!c
I would tend to rebid 2 always with five. If I didn't have five diamonds, I would bid my cheapest four card major. If I had neither I would rebid 2N or raise clubs. That seems more or less standard. But I can see myself breaking this rule ...

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