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Yuan Shen
Yuan Shen
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Member Since
June 1, 2011
Last Seen
April 6
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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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Nationals! Chicago Winterfest
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Do defensive beers count if diamonds are trumps?
A reasonable (and simple) compromise is that diamonds as trumps count when the contract is game-or-higher or doubled or redoubled (or, not xor).
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: K42 AQ643 K98 J2
For methods, I think 1 - 2 as 5+ suit-oriented is good. I like 1 - 2 ? - 2NT = clubs - 3 = 3-card diamonds - 3 = 4-card diamonds You are more likely to pick diamonds with a 9-card fit. After 3, 3 is waiting while 3 ...
Transfers over weak twos
@Steve, I think it's reasonable to play 2N as clubs or invite. 2M 2N 3C ? - 3D = really, I just wanted to ask if you are good or bad - others natural. So responder gives up showing clubs AND diamonds over a weak 2M.
Transfers over weak twos
I don't see how this keeps the bidding low. While it is reasonable to play 2D 2M to play (particularly at pairs), forcing with a major starts at 3M-1? This also prevents the simple (and isn't this the most important sequence?) natural auction 2D - 2M; 3D/M, where ...
Most Pervasive "Bridge Club Myths" re Bidding?
Never thought about it, but I think this would be added to the laws!
Most Pervasive "Bridge Club Myths" re Bidding?
Shawn, I quite like the compromise of second/fourth best from non-honor spots (xXx, HxXx). Needs some thinking though.
Most Pervasive "Bridge Club Myths" re Bidding?
It's just about possible to play a switch so that 1m (1S) 2om shows 5+ hearts, and 2H is forcing with the other minor. (If 1C is short, then you can use 2C as the switch.) You can't get out in 2D when responder has a force with ...
Paddy Murphy's bidding problem: J532 2 KQT532 74
General, usually game forcing, strength. I don't think it promises 4S. What would you bid with 14HCP 2263?
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: 732 J87532 7 JT7
Hmm, if partner has a balanced hand, with our d singleton, wouldn't that balanced hand typically be suitable for a NT overcall?
Chris Gibson's bidding problem: AQ74 --- AQ7542 KT3
Is there any other option than doubling?

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