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Barry Rigal
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Aug. 17, 2010
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Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim 2014
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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A friend has gone - Jon Sveindal has left the Green table
I knew Jon from IBPA for 30 years. He fought to the end -- and I only knew him with a smile on his face.
ATB - duplication
I think is just unlucky. both players took slightly pushy positions but North could have had: xxxxx/Ax/AQx/KQx from South's perspective. South could have had AKxxx/Kx/Kxx/Qxx from North's perspective. The DQ facing Kx was far too hard for any non-relayers to find. BUT ...
How do you bid first ?
Richard: to be fair this was written before weak twos were the norm in the UK. The author might not have changed his mind but still...
my hand tells me partner has misbid
I think the next time this comes up whatever your hand you can say "UPH it shows ... -- and the last time he bid it he forgot". The first time you can't.
How many spades?
Agree with David Burn's example hand but not the fourth spade -- maybe a sixth diamond? Jump emphasizes really good trump.
How do you bid first ?
I'm not saying this always works. But if you believe you need a reasonable suit (definition will change depending on vulnerability) to open 2// and you have a good enough suit but aren't sure whether to open one or two, you could use this law ...
How do you bid first ?
But there are plenty of hands with suits too weak to open 2 which therefore have to pass. (This wasn't a common view in last week's Yeh Bros tournament though -- or in the European Championships).
Can systems be too well defined?
I'm not sure how relevant this is, but I spoke to John Hurd while he was about to start a set. I asked him about playing with Justin Lall; he said he'd played junior events and a Blue Ribbon, but basically that was it. They didn't have ...
When to open 1C when playing transfer responses
Sorry. With 18-19 and not four trumps bid 1NT over 1R. With four trumps the choice is 3M or 2NT (almost GF with fit or one-suited clubs). Over 1-1 bid 1NT with 12-14 and 2 with 18-19 and some / reverses. 1-1-2NT can be ...
Assess the blame (15)
For me 3 is fine (and patterning out) after which 3NT non-serious would have put the brakes on. Over 4 how can you bid more than 4 (and over 4 how can you bid more than 4). North was to blame for making the second ...

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