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Randy Pearson
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Returned to bridge 5 years ago after a 25-year absence.

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2NT natural or not.
My partnership that plays a lot of G/B has been waffling on this one auction for quite some time. For those that play Leb and scrambling in different situations, would it be reasonable to decide this based on whether you're forced to bid? That is, when responding to ...
The Takeout-Penalty Spectrum
I find these 4 definitions that Erik Kokish uses to be more than adequate (no idea where these originated): Penalty Cooperative Penalty Cooperative Takeout Takeout
What does this 3!d bid mean?
In "Preempts from A to Z", by Ron Andersen and Sabine (then) Zenkel, hence the title, the authors say "majors". I believe Mike Lawrence also listed that somewhere. I play this in a primary partnership, but would not risk it undiscussed.
What is standard meaning here ?
12-16 looks heavy for 2 openings. I think 11-15 is more typical, and have seen good 10's opened, or even 10-15 ranges specified. So there is decent room for game. I like 1NT to be 17-19 or 16+-19 over limited 2-level openings like this.
Wolff Relay Sequence
We use the MIT variation of Wolff in which you can show both 6-4 (3, then 4) and 5-5 (4 immediately). Yes, that means Gerber isn’t available cheaply.
Do you play your 2!D opening as a weak 2?
I play Flannery (4=5 only, with lots of fun continuations) in my most advanced partnership. If Multi were allowed here, we would probably play that and switch 2M to something else.
What's a "Comparable Call"?
Yes, I don't think this is well understood by all directors. I've heard rulings that indicate you can NEVER double or redouble.
Open Call for Hand Creators
Can the scope of a hand be limited to bidding-only or play-only? Many instructional hands focus only on one or the other.
And the 1!C - 2!D Jump Shift
Bill, assuming you're an ACBL player, the multi meanings would not be allowed in Basic/+ events if that matters to you. As to the RF options, one of Erik Kokish's variants uses all 3 bids over 1 as different types of RF. All that said, I'm ...
Some questions about Good-Bad 2NT and competitive bidding
In both negative double variants, we play GB2N is ON--in fact those both look like "classic" cases. For sake of simplicity (so far) we play GB2N is OFF in both the bid-and-raise cases. I can see merit in distinguishing major and minor suit fits, but because NT is more important ...
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