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Ekren 2. Is that relevant?
Feb. 23
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AFAIU the poll is about Best Bridge Writer. To me that is not limited to books. My vote also reflects an excellent series here on Bridge Winners: Kit‘s Korner.
Feb. 23
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Totally agree with Nigel and Alan. Works beautifull, had a lot of good scores that way. But 5-4-fit only if responder is 4-3-3-3 with quacks otherwise 3M.
Feb. 22
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2: Playing a Moysian is good for improving your declarer play.
Feb. 22
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Kelsey, Woolsey, M.Miles plus Mollo for entertainment.
Feb. 22
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Something between #1 and #2. I wouldn‘t call it invitational, but it‘s not a sign-off either. must be nice if I‘m willing to bid 3 over 2.
Feb. 22
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I usually press the „show distribution“ button on the bridge mate.
Feb. 21
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That‘s what you get for all your troubles, I’m never gonna bid 2 again
Feb. 20
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1) 2 Any FG not suitable for a more descriptive bid or inv+ 5-4 and 3?h FG, 5-5 Ms
2/3/4) 2 nat., F1 and 3 5-5 good suits
Feb. 17
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Not even Namyats can stop me from opening 1.
Feb. 16
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Bridge is a game of endurance: if you play long enough you cannot avoid becoming a life master.
Feb. 16
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It is simply forcing, but I don‘t see that option.
Feb. 14
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David, that sounds as if you don‘t like the idea. Any specific reason?
Feb. 14
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How about switching the two? 1-1N;2Red-3 as invitational and 1-3 as weak?
Feb. 14
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Stiff A is not a splinter! 4 is a near perfect description of the hand: game opposite the barrest minimum, not suitable for a splinter bid, as a potential source of tricks. N has: 1) a fifth , 2) A and 3) !QJ adding up to WOW!
Feb. 13
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#1 is not the best possible agreement, but possibly the best agreement for a casual partnership.
Feb. 12
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Correct: IF „West has an obvious opening, East does not have a GF hand“
Feb. 11
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This is a fine example of the problems you run into with modern 2/1:
1) If you open light, you need heavier FG-bids. i‘d open as W, but bid 1N as E.
2) After 3 rounds of bidding neither W nor E has limited his hand.
3) It seems that for lots of people 4SF (silly name BTW) is the end of their agreements.
Feb. 10
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Two answers for two situations. In #1 opener is unlimited. Opposite an unlimited hand I play picture bids. In this case moderate extras 4crd-fit in plus -stopper. In #2 opener has shown (in my book) a minimum. Opposite a minimum hand I play fast arrival. Sorry mate no slam, 3N is where we belong.
Feb. 9
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From my system book:
In a competitive situation 2N directly following a bid by opps is lebensohl with these exceptions:
1) Natural in a forcing pass situation
2) Fit showing if we haven‘t been able to show a fit before (usually with low ODR)
It is also lebensohl over a negative double with these exceptions:
3) Low ODR if a fit is known to exist
4) Scrambling if both have passed earlier
In both cases (bid or negative double)
5) Scrambling if 2N-bidder has limited his hand within a range of no more then 3 points
Feb. 9
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