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what hand does he have?
10 hours ago
UI?
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great idea Frances
13 hours ago
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if i am right the way he bid is safer
15 hours ago
UI?
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agreed–this is an ambiguous situation rarely discussed. personally i pass 1nt to avoid this happening. Is 31h was systemically a transfer break then 3 seems indicated–arguably 4.
16 hours ago
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Then what does he have in mind? With two losing hearts the five level is not safe
18 hours ago
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If you not have an executioner's axe available my dead grandmother would bid 2 blind everytime.
21 hours ago
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I especially dislike hands with decent six card minors because a sub minimum 3nt is often missed. One internal issue is say !M 1NT 2m 2M–now 2nt? In my view 16-17 nt 18-19,
21 hours ago
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I really hope they make the movie–it serves as an awesome reminder how dreadfully banal the evil of the Holocaust appeared. Martin you were an inspirational example of how humanity can overcome the worst of times. Your courage, indefatigability, and refusal to let these terrible events eat up your life.
22 hours ago
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i find it hard to understand the point of 3h unless he wants heart control which I have. Cannot give up here we may have a borderline grand. AKQx xx AKxxxx A for example.
22 hours ago
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Well at this point whatever 3 means I was not think of passing. obviously we will bid 31s.
22 hours ago
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The most significant flaw with points based decisions for opening 1nt are hands with no aces–all other considerations are secondary. No fillers, doubleton honours count bur rarely get downgrades. The late David Gostyn hated xx especially in a major and from recent observation I think he is right and I would look elsewhere.
May 20
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is it acting legally to give ruling as they did?
May 19
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Martin was a great card player and exercised good judgement in tight situations. He was a true gentleman and great ambassador for bridge. My condolences to Audrey–we will all miss him.
May 15
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There is an issue regarding intervention over 1nt–clearly range matters–but most pairs use a gadget and that needs careful consideration. 2 or 2 are usually natural although might have a minor. Rather than 100% penalty I have always thought balance defensive type doubles are best rather than 100% penalty. Over a strong no-trump opps look to compete rather than looking for game, which is not the case over various weak varieties. Personally I prefer take out over natural type overcalls. It takes away defensive pressure in tight situations.
May 15
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I think he was told the score would be changed and to randomly claim.
May 15
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This interesting I was advised many years ago not to overcall a pre-empt with a pre-empt. I am however unconvinced that a pre-emptive type of jump to 4 or 4 is off the agenda, for me it promises power and not defensive strength. Of course opposite a passe partner you have more leeway.
May 15
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Firstly if you have strong defence just pass and then double next time. The cue looking for stop is too rare to worry about. So double takeout–cue weakish Michaels. 41c/ leaping michaels good hand.
May 14
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I figure west might bid 41d which makes 4h bu south obvious. I agree pass is likely id west passes 3d. Some might bid but I would not.
May 13
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exactly
May 13
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depends on the position
May 13
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