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Yuan Shen
Yuan Shen
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June 1, 2011
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Believe that an opening bid opposite an opening bid should have some play for 1NT.

Wish I could play more bridge.


Redoubled contracts made: 1C, 1D, 1H, 2D, 2S, 3S, 3NT, 4H, 4S, 4NT, 5C, 5D, 5H, 6C, 6D, 6H, 6S

Redoubled contract gone down in: 2C, 2NT, 4H, 4S, 5C, 5D, 5H, 5S, 6D, 6S

United Kingdom

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Manfield Non-Life Master
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Equivalent of FSF-1round, NMF/Checkback after 1m-1h; 2m-?
It depends on how much effort you want to put into it. If you want to prioritise 3-card major support, a Grue-switch (3 = 3 hearts) might be useful in this particular sequence. This allows getting out in 3. But I've just played natural: responder has an invitational ...
Rowland Reeves's bidding problem: KTxx x AQJxxx Ax
It's one of those where if partner bids 5, you just have to pray (with better diamond spots, maybe correct to 5) ... maybe you even have a ruffing value! When partner bids a minor instead of spades or sitting, he often has 6+
Equivalent of FSF-1round, NMF/Checkback after 1m-1h; 2m-?
There's some extensive discussion if you google "TSAR esoterica" -- it's a Bridge World article, available freely online. I prefer 4th-suit-F1 as you do (as suggested on Richard Pavlicek's site) ... for a simple treatment you might play: 1) cheapest 3rd suit as artificial (possibly natural), forcing 1 round ...
1!C balanced or !Cs with transfer responses, 1!D unbalanced
If you play some Gazzilli over a major, 1NT Gazzilli over 1D - 1M clarifies range: 1D - 1H: 1S = natural 1N = 6D weak or most 17+ (2C shows values) 2C = natural limited 2D = NF 3 card raise in hearts 2H = 4 card simple raise 2S = stronger 4 card raises (2N asks ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: K A AQT8765 KQ86
Shawn, yes.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: T75 AJ73 A8653 9
Reverse Leb almost always makes advancer declarer in 3NT. In regular Leb writer player can take it (advancer just bids 3NT directly or after an ask). Also the preemptor always knows how good his suit is. Sometimes you want that led (from the blind hand).
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: AJT65 54 J4 AQ53
Would partner always bid 4D to agree clubs here, so that 4H exhibits 3C as fake? Since I'm on flimsy ground as to what suit we should play in I'll leave it up to partner to pick a slam.
Do You Agree with This Ruling and Would You Please Address Lots of Questions about Procedure at the Club Level?
Bill, are there post-alerts? I came up against an auction recently in the UK where there were no alerts, including a 4 Keycard sequence (which I thought was control-showing).
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: xxx xx Kx KJTxxx
You might consider switching the order. If partner can bid 6C over 4N he should have some stuff, and 6D probably will have play...
Cue bid/ splinter in partners suit
Yes to 4C being a splinter but it's not the main feature of the hand. The long hand having short clubs doesn't necessarily create more tricks particularly if the trumps are strong (you would probably need a 5-4 fit to some strength for a dummy reversal). A long ...

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