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Phil Markey
Phil Markey
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June 3, 2015
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Lawyer, gambler, monogamist, wolfhound lover

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Over Their Weak Notrump
I think 3 has merit, playing 3D as natural. If you play 1 and overcall 2D you are again poorly placed when responder bids 2NT lebensohl or 2S. As a general point about system after they open a weak 1NT I think you have to concede that sometimes they are ...
Over Their Weak Notrump
As a career weak 1NT player I of-course agree with Bill but if you sit at my table and play 2D as one major I rejoice in the thought that you will be commonly bidding that major for the first time at the 3 level or not at all. As ...
Psyches - and fielding them
The source of the suspicion will nearly always be partnership experience or knowledge of partners proclivities.
Psyches - and fielding them
I dislike the suggestion that bridge logic excuses the need to properly disclose. The onus to disclose should not be dependant on your opponents ability to work it out for themselves. It might be that your opponents ability to work it out for themselves obviates the need for a remedy ...
11-14 H Weak No Trump
What I play has unusual complications but generally I would say its the same for a 12-14 1NT opening. The strong 1NT opening better caters for finding part score fits because they have the 1 level to sort that out. An obvious example is the weak 1NT opening playing 1NT ...
11-14 H Weak No Trump
The wide range weak 1NT opening is a lot of information at a relatively high level but I wouldn't choose to call it a pre-empt. It takes a broad axe to the fundamental questions of shape and strength. I think with the right system agreements the obvious advantage is ...
11-14 H Weak No Trump
I think a better discussion about the merits of inviting over a broad range weak 1NT opening should start with the question "What would we lose if we had no purely invitational sequences ?". The answer is not going to be precise but expressed as long term imps it is going ...
11-14 H Weak No Trump
My crude attempts at math demonstrate that my statement is true but I am not certain about the "why". I suspect that a wider range makes an invitation less precise. The almost universal mistake playing a wider range is to try and resolve that range by inviting. If you play ...
11-14 H Weak No Trump
Invitational bids after a wide ranging weak 1NT opening have less equity than over a (14)15-17 1NT opening. Guessing is the big winner opposite the weak 1NT opening and if you have to invite agree that when you invite partner should always accept unless they are a bit ashamed ...
Matt Smith's bidding problem: T32 2 QJT98732 2
I am excited to pick up xx x J9xxxxxx xx and open 4D with alacrity. Axx AKxx AKx xxx opposite this opening is a 5D bid. Preempting isn't meant to be perfect but its not fair to pick on me if you open the posted hand 3D and hear ...
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