Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Jordan Lampe
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
@Kieran, a good question, but don't most pairs have no bids at all which show clubs in this auction?
March 6, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I assumed 2 was Michaels, but I'm prepared to hear reasons why 2=Michaels, 3=clubs is bad an unworkable agreement!
March 5, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Isn't West's “attractive club lead” based on Partner's low diamond return? For all we know he had Qx or Qxx.
March 5, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I don't understand how Partner can have a penalty double and not have bid some number of NT last time around.
March 5, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I'm going to game force with 3 and raise spades next. Even if we end up in a Moysian I still expect to have play. If Partner has Qxxx x xxx KJxxx then that's too bad, but anything else and we're in business.
March 3, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I think Kit Woolsey once said something along the lines of: once partner jumps to slam, the auction is over. That works for me.
March 3, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
East is willing to play 3 on a 6-1 fit??
March 2, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Well, what happens is declarer cashes the K, crosses to dummy with a heart, cashes the A, and discards a club. Now Partner needs to know whether declarer was 4324 or 4423 to know which suit to keep. Or alternatively to know whether East has the 10 or not.
March 1, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
If I am supposed to invite if game is laydown opposite the perfect minimum, should I overbid if game is laydown opposite the perfect maximum?
Feb. 27, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Give me the K and I'll bid 4. Give me the K and I'll try 3NT. Although with either of those hands I might've opened 2NT.
Feb. 27, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I still need 10 tricks to open 2 with a minor, and I only count 9, so I'll start with 1 and if it passes out there I'll be happy with my +110 or +130.
Feb. 27, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Am I playing 2/1? If so, IJS? I might bid 2 anyway.
Feb. 27, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Which pieces from the original list are very bad?
Feb. 24, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
@Michael S: I believe Adam's point is that he is happy to play 2 *undoubled* with this meaning. If the opponents double and it turns out his major was spades, then he'll correct to 2.
Feb. 17, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
What would 4 by West over 4 have meant? It can't mean “I wanted to bid slam but I see we have an uncontrolled suit” since we've already bid controls in all the suits. So it seems like it should mean “I am just about interested in slam but need one more goodie from Partner” shouldn't it? And now Partner, with nothing extra from what he's already shown can Pass.
Feb. 17, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I'm not sure I understand what “2=Support” means. You mean your X showed 3 card support? or 2 showed diamond support? Or what?
Feb. 16, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
@Neal: in the problem they are studying (bidding without competition) there's no need for weak opening bids.
Feb. 8, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
We don't have to speculate, someone has already done it: check table 7 in https://arxiv.org/abs/1607.03290 . It looks fairly random and inefficient use of bidding space, although it seems to have stumbled into transfer openings.
Feb. 7, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Could LHO be psyching?
Feb. 2, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I don't know how hard it is to put in a few specific cards. Apparently it was too hard for the OP.
Feb. 1, 2017
.

Bottom Home Top