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Yuan Shen
Yuan Shen
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Member Since
June 1, 2011
Last Seen
13 hours ago
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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Bridge Accomplishments
Manfield Non-Life Master
Member of Bridge Club(s)
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Nationals! Chicago Winterfest
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ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Tom Allan's bidding problem: 97543 AT72 T 64x
Tough. I'm so weak that the opponents are probably going to be bidding. If they have a heart fit, and we have a spade fit, even 3/3 or 4/4 might be too much. If the opponents don't bid, we might just not have enough values to ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KT9x Kx JTx Q9xx
I generally like bidding my higher suit and then my lower one: here NT then spades. I know it’s a perennial debate if partner’s 2Y bid over 1NT shows extras or is weak 5431, but I have easy continuations either way.
Your preferred inverted raise style opposite an unbalanced 1!D opening
920 > 450. It's very difficult in standard sequences to later show support for the first suit. Say you pick up Jxxx x AQxxxx AK And partner opens 1 (promising 4+). What you really want to hear is partner's splinter in spades.
BW 2/1: Splinters
Bigger bid, better hand? I like it.
Phillip Martin's lead problem: J853 Q974 Q63 85
Tempted by the Q to avoid being squeezed out of it later ... Also, I’ve had remarkable success leading the Q from Qxx (although admittedly not against six...).
System on after balancing 2NT
Reasonable to play it as natural (for siding), or as a “do you really have 1.5 stoppers’ ask.
Dark Ages Bidding for Beginners?
From the perspective of teaching bridge (rather than learning), the most difficult part I’ve found is nodding along when you know you’re right (and you’ve tried to explain why, perhaps several times), but the student nonetheless insists you’re wrong. Teething.
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: 75 KJ9 5 AJ87654
I find the “I must double 3/3 bids” argument fallacious. There are plenty of deals where they forget to open at the 1 level. Partner also knows this and should have doubled if he expected to be protecting a plus. I think I need some sort of surprise to ...
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: 75 KJ9 5 AJ87654
We seem to have bid our hand well enough. What more is there to say?
Support Doubles: How High
As a quibble Ed, your poll options don’t match the same order as the text ... that’s mildly confusing.

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