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Randy Pearson
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Jan. 24, 2015
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about me

Just returning to bridge after 25-year absence.

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United States of America

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The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
I've been playing this ~1/week for the last 5-6 months, and it's been fun. It may go without saying, but the bid is designed to fit within a strong 1 structure. One downside, aside from the obvious degree of risk, is that the 1 opening ...
Transfer Advances of Overcalls
This exact auction--(2)-2 arises in Problem 1 of the November 2018 "Bidding Box" (ACBL Bulletin), where advancer has a GF 6-5 in the unbid suits. Transfer Advances would have helped here, but were not employed by either contesting pair, and aren't mentioned in the article.
Memory Strain
It's not the encoding that makes the difference. It's using 4NT as a suit surrogate, avoiding 5T-1. You could also agree to bid the void suit directly, using 4NT in place of the most expensive suit, which could have a lower memory strain. The benefit of the suit-under ...
Selena Pepić's bidding problem: T93 --- AKQJ963 J87
If you don’t like the agreement, change it later, but don’t be a dissident during the hand.
Meaning of spades bids in a XYZ auction
We've named our variant XYS (S=), because it applies only when the 3rd bid is . After 1-1-1, 1 is GF denying 4, while 2 is GF promising 4. After responder's 2, a 3 raise is good 3-card ...
No Drury in 4th seat?
Also, "Tips on Bidding", which is as recent as 2015, and Lawrence is still recommending Drury after 4th seat openings there. IOW, your partner would appear to be wrong.
Time for a filter that shows top 10-20 articles by likes
Related to Steve’s suggestion, the home page article list could include Like counts.
Recent Publications on Unusual Systems
"P4ttern Precision" (not a typo) is newer than "Pattern Club" by a year or so. Jack has updated his approach to use 4-card major responses to 1. This explains the 4 in P4ttern. These responses are swapped in both versions (i.e., 1-1 shows and vice-versa ...
1X 1Y Sequences
The MIT document is very good. It surveys several methods and offers recommendations. I've been playing their "Wolff Signoff with 3 Raise" variation for at least 3 years with no second thoughts.
Just a Coincidence
Later on I thought about that too. Of course you can always say "my lead, partner" to stop him, so a rapid play couldn't really improve your situation, could it?
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