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Alexander Woo
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Kevin Costello's lead problem: QT5 KT83 T3 Q642
Switch the hearts and diamonds and it's a harder problem.
Protection after a weak 1NT
I would not seriously consider pass. Double, 2N, and 3C are all reasonable possibilities, though 3C stands out as being least likely to be misinterpreted. However, class of player is really relevant here. The average club player hasn't learned that letting opps play in 2M tends to be really ...
Protection after a weak 1NT
This is a legitimate possibility, but I'd only worry about it at IMPs where -620 is actually a much worse score than -170.
The Worst Convention Ever
At IMPs, I don't object to giving up 6 IMPs on the pair of hands I posted (since a more solid style gets you gains elsewhere, and sometimes the IMP loss is 0). At MPs with that style, you're getting eaten alive in any decent field.
The Worst Convention Ever
Richard - I suppose you don't subscribe to the modern tendency to double a weak 2 with, say, xx KQxx Qxx KQxx? Do you balance with xxx xx AKJxx Jxx? Or are you happy to lose some double part score swings as the price for more accurate game bidding?
Unlucky, or should it be bid differently?
What did 2 show? (The south hand doesn't have a solid enough heart suit to make a positive with my usual agreements.)
Active Ethics; System Pre-Alerts
You're not required to pre-alert anything, but I think you should pre-alert "strong club with unusual responses," and in addition ask opponents if they want you to say "alert, and this does not have the usual alertable meaning" on 1(!) - 1(!). And there are some clubs where ...
Second level freebids
I prefer NFBs in a K/S style 12-14 1N system, and F1R otherwise. The NFB shouldn't be made on really weak hands (though taking a chance NV is okay); you should survive partner's correction to 2N with a balanced 16 and a stopper. NF basically means partner ...
ACBL Masterpoint Insanity
If the ACBL calibrates MP awards correctly to maximize getting players to play, then it should be making LM just barely achievable for most players. The result would be that players barely manage to make LM before their declining health makes it impossible for them to play much more bridge ...
The Worst Convention Ever
Like many other unfairly derided conventions, MUD is really useful mainly for the negative inferences when you don't use it. It's quite useful when partner's lead of the lowest unseen card promises an honor or a singleton. Sure you get the same thing if you lead top ...
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