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I've heard of a convention that seems to have the same purpose. 1NT - 3 is specifically (43)33, asking opener to name a 4-card major only if he thinks that it might be better to play in that major or to just bid 3NT if he prefers to play there. It loses a direct 3 as some kind of 3154, but it has the merit of telling nothing about opener's hand when 3NT is the right contract.
Oct. 3
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Phil: I'm sorry, I don't understand how declarer having xx Ax Qx QJxxxxx makes it right to ruff with the 9. Isn't it already too late after the second round of spades?
Oct. 3
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Because they religiously give count; a ruff is a ruff after all.
Oct. 3
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In France, count is also very common.
Although I'm far from being an expert, I switched to count-only (even while discarding and unless it's a very specific situation) a couple of years ago and the main benefit I got from this method is that it got me into the habit of always counting the whole hand. So, I think that this method can yield benefits to intermediate/advancing players also.
Oct. 1
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And he hasn’t even started speaking about Uranus yet.
July 25
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You can also play gazzilli and this hand type would stop being a problem. After 1 - 1NT, bid 2 showing any strong hand (or natural in a minimum opening) and then jump to 3, which is 5-5 and about that strong.
March 15
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Yes, it does, but the person that gave me this problem absolutely loves counting points…
Oct. 24, 2018
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If you can read French, you can try “Le Flanc gagnant” by Michel Bessis (Thomas' father), it's very thorough. If you want a summary of this book, you can find one here: http://ghbridge.free.fr/articles/C4C.htm
Hope it helps!
Oct. 20, 2018
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If you want to find a system that gives the most information to your partner while concealing it to the opponents, try reading “Bridge at the Enigma Club”, by Peter Winkler. While most of the ideas in this book are not really legal (and might never be), he thought a lot about those topics and offers some very nice and imaginative solutions!
July 1, 2018
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The French bridge federation has something on its website (http://www.decouvertedubridge.com) that might be what you're looking for. Sadly it is only in French…
April 12, 2018
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Thank you for being in the well and congratulations on your achievements!

I'm very interested in bringing bridge to schools, and I know that the Swiss bridge federation is actively looking for a way to promote bridge and to get more young people interested in the game. Can you explain in a little more detail what you and your father did for that in Denmark and why you think you have been successful?
Dec. 19, 2017
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We play that 3M shows shortness in the other major, but it shows only 3 cards in the major we bid. 3NT shows shortness in the other minor.
Nov. 10, 2017
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Thank you very much, it makes perfect sense!
Oct. 29, 2017
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I'm very interested in your system after the double of your multi 2, but I there is something I don't quite understand… Can you please explain why, with hearts, opener shows them, while he redoubles with spades? I've been thinking about it for some time and I still have no idea!
Oct. 29, 2017
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You could also try playing phantom club: open as if your RHO had opened 1! Every bid at the 1-level is natural and your 1 opening is the same as a take-out double of 1 and can have both majors or any strong hand. May not be the most precise system, but fun to play and easy to learn in less than 15 minutes!
Oct. 19, 2017
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I read some of the comment and I stumbled upon this: http://www.davidbrusstar.com/#/graphic-bridge/
Not only does it look great, but I think that I could definitely use it to teach new players. They could look at it during the bidding, focusing on the play and learning by doing.
However, I don't know if it exists in print now…
Oct. 2, 2017
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You can also look at WBFOfficial on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tMzgak41i-JbxBmYiZSOA
Aug. 18, 2017
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Alternatively, you can also just say: “Thank you” and watch which card your RHO will pick from dummy…
June 27, 2017
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You are right, but this wasn't matchpoint, it was cross-imps, hence my problem with this hand…
May 28, 2017
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None.
First time playing with a beginner, she wasn't sure about playing it, so we didn't.
May 28, 2017
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