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Rainer Herrmann
Rainer Herrmann
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July 28, 2010
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Dec. 11
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Bad Claim Case from San Francisco
The trouble is that the LAW also puts you at a clear disadvantage if something is wrong with your claim. You will almost never recover. Claims look deceptively simple. It is on record that Reese reported a deal where he himself made a faulty claim. I advise beginners never to ...
How Hard Will You Strain to Raise
"And what will you bid over 3 or 2♦ even if pd doubles? Will you bid your 4 card ♥ or your 3 card ♠? Will pd know you have 3 card ♠ even if you decide to bid?" Of course you bid spades not hearts and opener will only know that you ...
How Hard Will You Strain to Raise
Carl has not suggested to negative double on the first hand. The question is really whether the first hand is worth a raise in the first place and not whether a free raise shows more but rather whether it should show less @Timo: Letting vulnerable opponents play 3 unless ...
Assess the Regional Swiss blame
Michael, I thought this was clear: you have say Kxxxxx Ax Kx xxx and the bidding starts 1-1-2. I think there is no good way to describe this hand now. 2 is game forcing and the suit is not good enough for 3 in the ...
Assess the Regional Swiss blame
"1♥-1♠, 2♦-2♠ is effectively FSFG. FAR better than 3♣ - opener can actually bid intelligently and ethically. 1♥-2♠ is 6(+)-card ♠, less than invitational values." Michael, so what do you do with a medium, maybe slightly below average 6(+) spade suit and invitational values? In standard opener can ...
Opening with unbalanced strong hand
I agree with the opening but the claim "doubt we have missed game" is nothing but the proverbial Dixie. Partner could have a 4441 yarborough for example and of course when partner responds it will frequently be difficult to get sensible cooperation in any slam investigation.
Opener Slamming after a 1M Response
Rule A is standard in my opinion. Rule B is aggressive. I do not agree with (4) and I do not think that East should bid 5 with 9873 K92 A762 32 nor with Q873 K92 K762 32. If that is sufficient for slam opener should bid slam ...
It is my experience that it does not pay in matchpointed events to have too many scruples to bid 6NT. 6NT is sometimes more risky, sometimes less, but it is very often worth the additional risk compared to a suit slam. The right attitude for West with this hand in ...
How should these hands be bid playing 2/1 GF?
If Craig would have bid 2NT instead of 3, which does not show length anyway, he would have heard from his partner whether he got a three card minor. A much better way to explore a minor suit slam and much safer as well.
How should these hands be bid playing 2/1 GF?
I do not think 3C is fine. It looks obvious but is in fact stupid. Opener has shown at least 9 cards in the majors. If you bid 2NT opener will bid 3 clubs with 3 cards in clubs and 3 diamonds with 3 cards in diamonds, showing by implication ...

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