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Randy Pearson
Randy Pearson
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Jan. 24, 2015
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June 14
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Returned to bridge 5 years ago after a 25-year absence.

United States of America

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Software to create Bridge tutorials as PowerPoint presentations
Looks generally useful. Can we assume the PPT can be tweaked for more of a lecture environment, such as (a) where the instructor can advance the slides with a pointer, and (b) pause in the middle of a trick when a key decision is needed?
Spiral Raises
Craig, your approach in (d), that 1m-1-2-2NT is natural and NF is interesting. We would still bid 2 with that hand. We use 2NT as artificial showing 4-4 in the majors. Without that, how do you get to instead of when opener is 4=3 ...
Spiral Raises
Here are 2 excellent articles from 2010 by Gavin Wolpert and Steve Weinstein, including some good comments. We used these in developing our methods.
Guess the hand
Something like KQ109xxx x 10xxxx --. Couldn't redouble the first time for systemic reasons, but figured doubled overtricks compensated. Now 3 undoubled won't score well enough. Not clear why S didn't open 3 or 4, but perhaps partnership disallows that on 5HCP.
Bidding this Slam?
Moi aussi!
Transfer into opponent's preempt suit at the 3/4-level after a 2NT overcall
We play 3 as 5-card major Stayman, looking for a fit in OM. And we use 3, 3, and 3 as transfers to the 3 suits other than the opponent's suit. At the 4-level, same idea: Gerber and 3 transfers.
Who should sleep on the couch?
David, if 1NT shows , how do you play 2 by South? And 2 for that matter?
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: J8 A86 A93 KQJ92
If partner has a red singleton, I’ll wish I had bid more. But opposite anything else there’s no 5-level security. The methods (which I play too) seem inadequate for this hand.
5-5 Major Hand After Partner Opens 2NT
In our variant (heavily adapted from a Romex PS start), 2N-3-3-3 shows 5-5, either no slam interest or a slam drive; while 2N-3-3-4 shows 5-5 with mild slam interest.
Support? Preferences? Q-bid?
Sequence 4 depends on what responder does with 2=3=5=3 and no stopper. Do you bid a 4th-suit 3, or show a 2-card preference?

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