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Benoit Lessard
Benoit Lessard
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Member Since
Dec. 3, 2011
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5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Love all games, I really mean all of them, go,shogi,poker,french tarot, wargames, computer games etc

"I mean, Gus and I never see eye-to-eye on work stuff.For instance, he doesn't like being used as a human shield when we're being shot at.I happen to think it's a very noble way to meet one's maker, especially for a guy like him.Bottom line is we never let that difference of opinion interfere with anything."

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first time Ive really understood how complex the bidding phase can be, at that point it was clear to me that bridge was going to be a great game.
Favorite Conventions
transfers all the way baby
BBO Username
benlessard
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Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: AKTx ATxx Jxx Kx
North hand Qxx Kx Ax AQ8xxx make slam 78% vs 15-17 1NT random opening make slam 69% vs 15-17 1NT opening with exactly 2 make slam 56% vs 15-17 1NT opening with exactly 2 but no K make slam (6Nt) 51% vs 15-16 1NT opening with exactly 2 ...
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: AKTx ATxx Jxx Kx
ok ive made a mistake, I took Steve hand to get to 30%. Wich imo mean that Steve is probably borderline slammish.
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: AKTx ATxx Jxx Kx
I did a little DD sim and responder hand make slam only 30% vs a 1Nt opener (i did it twice since 30% look too low). After we know opener cannot super accept its going to be much lower IMO. Opener hand make slam 55% (6 being better than ...
Help with Bridge Probability
Also interesting is that if west got 4H and east doesnt duck the A (with 4) doesnt work. Non-s double squeeze.
Conditional Shift
low = low suit, high = high suit. middle = unusual stuff or continue the suit. Some play middle as no preference but im satisfied with our defensive agreements. Trump promo & getting unexpected ruff seems to be more frequent than case where no preference and partner find the right suit is the only ...
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: AKTx ATxx Jxx Kx
Yes but missing slam is still > than going down in 4Nt/6C/6Nt. In your example they need to find the lead and clubs dont break.
What are your responses if playing Ogust?
For slam defining good suit as 2/3 honnors is probably better but I think that for reaching the best game suit solidity is more important especially if you preempt are wide ranging in term of suit quality. If you have a singleton trump (wich seem to happen a lot ...
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: AKTx ATxx Jxx Kx
I was kibbitzing opener and tought bidding on was clearcut. 3 keycards including the filler and a working king, its hard to see how 4NT/5C will go down so opener need to make a move. Missing a good slam is > than going down Responder hand Qxx Kx Ax ...
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: AKTx ATxx Jxx Kx
Having only 2 trumps means that sometimes dummy will be cutoff having 3 trumps make this much more unlikely. x,xxx,Kxx,KJxxxx you probably prefer Qxx than Ax Im ok with being able to super with Kx and prime values but you cannot change your agreements. Also its "plain ...
Break In Tempo
im sure that with 16 and xx or Ax we would nearly all double so what's the big deal if John decide that 15 is good enough. The more important point is that if we are confident that its their agreements than for them passing is not LA.
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