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Alvin Bluthman
Alvin Bluthman
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July 23, 2012
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One or Six?
How about a strong 2 opening, followed by 2, and a 2 rebid? Now 3 shows an ace or king as well as the raise. Much easier to get to slam this way.
When Computers Deal Like We Used To
If the defense chooses to go for ruffs, then, as East, I would continue with a second heart, not switch to spades. What would happen, if, at trick one, West were to lead the jack of diamonds and continue the suit if he gets back on lead? holding a second ...
Lebensohl or not?
The passed hand might hold shortage in the opponents' suit, and 10-11 HCP, and his partner might hold some length (perhaps four cards) in the opponents' suit, with 13-14 HCP, and be unable to bid in the direct seat. So, why should Lebensohl not app)y in this situation (assuming ...
Delayed support or cuebid?
Mike: Excellent examples for what opener should do next. However, why do you say that you do not know what trumps are (to this point)? If you believe that responder holds the ace of spades (a realistic possibility with your examples), do you believe that he is too short in ...
Delayed support or cuebid?
Drew: How would you bid Kxx AQJxx Kxx xx, or a slightly weaker version if you believe that responder should be denying a GF.
Delayed support or cuebid?
I agree with you that 3 should be natural. See below for my comment. But why are his hearts "the primary feature"? Responder might hold five hearts and three spades.
Delayed support or cuebid?
We are told that the 2 bid is NOT forcing to game. This is generally how the sequence is played, even if the auction 1 (P) 2 is usually played as FG. However, responder had a choice, as Eric points out, of showing a LR of spades ...
Systems on after 2!C - 2NT?
Max: Are systems on here? If you use NMF or XYZ after a 1NT rebid, is it on after a 2NT rebid?
4th seat: 2M vs. 1M-1NT-2M
I think you all have this backwards. A fourth-hand two-bid is close to an ACOL two, a hand that can reasonably expect to make eight tricks opposite the balanced near-Yarborough partner usually holds. Here is an example: KQJ10xx Ax AQx x. Sixteen HCP, and 7 1 ...

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