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Raphael Hallerman
Raphael Hallerman
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Member Since
Dec. 15, 2016
Last Seen
8 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

USBF Junior and 4th year computer science and economics undergrad at UChicago

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Sean McNally, Cynthia Huang, Ilan Wolff
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Brandon Ge's bidding problem: AQx KTxxx Kxxx x
Good to discuss with your partner whether 4 would be a splinter, or fit-showing (5+ clubs, 4+ hearts).
I agree with Dave about the 1NT rebid and 3-card raise questions. In my main partnership, the answers are "frequently" for both, so 2 seems like it won't be a better place a lot of the time.
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: K62 --- AKJ86 K6542
So you're saying that your X here is still takeout, but by agreement at this vul leans more towards defense than you think it does for others? I did want to defend on this hand, but given that partner very likely has 4+, I was worried to X.
Kayden Ge's bidding problem: AK4 A52 AKT875 4
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: K62 --- AKJ86 K6542
At the table, I passed thinking along the same lines, and it ended up being a big winner when the other table bid 4NT on the way to 5X-4. But like you said, I have a void and still quite a good hand, so I was curious if my ...
Charlie Chen's bidding problem: AK3 AK862 AT87 3
Very much agree with Dave -- you need an agreement, and even a simple one is fine. My agreement is only slightly different than Dave's: "Passing a XX is for penalty unless at the 1 or 2-level and under their suit (no preference in that case)." Since the Pass in ...
David Soukup's bidding problem: AKT A95 J AKJT63
Well nevermind, I see that people voted the same as me without having to ask about reverse flannery!
David Soukup's bidding problem: AKT A95 J AKJT63
Can responder have 54, or do you play something like reverse flannery to cover that?
What do you play 1!h-2!s as showing (playing 2/1)?
This is how I play it, symmetric to our 1-2NT structure (4+ support, invitational+).
Charlie Chen's bidding problem: Q8 AKJ4 5 AQT876
Do you play equal level conversions? This could be important here, as 2 would be far less likely to include 4 hearts if you do.

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