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Benoit Lessard
Benoit Lessard
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 3, 2011
Last Seen
2 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."


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
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John Adams's bidding problem: K5 AKQ KQ85 T876
Agree, also they didnt X 2. I think its nice to have COG agreement but i would expect 3S and soft values in minors. 3S= no extra to play 4S or suitable for 3Nt. 3NT= to play 4y = extra cuebid 4S = fast arrival.
"When he bid 3♠—showing a more slam-suitable hand than 4♠" I think 3S is a mistake here, its good to play a style where you bid 3S way more often than 4S (fast arrival) but south hand is minumum, poor in keycards and poor in controls. Furthermore with KQJxx ...
Strategy at Swiss Teams (20VP scale) vs. IMP Pairs?
Swiss in practice create even more variance because the field is uneven. So swiss is the best format to go turkey hunting.
Strategy at Swiss Teams (20VP scale) vs. IMP Pairs?
technically the strategies should be the same but there is less variance in imps pairs so all depend on your scoring objective. If your skill level is average but you need to finish in the top 3 out of 64 teams than you will need to swing more in imps ...
Benoit Lessard's bidding problem: Qx K9xx T98xx AT
All i remember was that passing and bidding only 2S over a reopening X didnt work while a direct 2S led to an easy 4S wich was the only makeable game. I don't rememeber if passing and showing values with 3D and lebensohl would probably have worked but i ...
Revoke Prevention Responsibility
If i pull the wrong card I will noticed it quite quickly, if i revoke because I have a card missorted than I thikn its fair I pay the penalty. Its a tradeoff I don't want my partner to give UI by showing that he is surprised (or not ...
Yusuf Sohtorik's bidding problem: 86 KT76 AKT75 K7
If my partner got only 4H i expect 10-11 pts.
Worthwhile Gamble
playing attitude leads, the 5 from J85 look normal to me. My partner will not expect me to have a 4 card suit anyway and Im not too keen on getting a H switch.
Revoke Prevention Responsibility
This no ?? partner should be only for players who are not able to keep score. If someone is experienced and healthy enough to keep reliable score than you shouldnt ask. If I know beyond any doubt that there is a revoke than asking is ok. As an example I consider ...
Percentage of Blame
I believe that COG bids are very important, I prefer to scrap Wolff signoff than to be forecd to bid 3S with south hand. I like to play 2NT-3D-3H-3S as a trump ask so that 2NT-3D-3H-3NT is showing 5H but 5332 allowing opener to pass with 3 trumps. 1NT-2D-2H-2S as ...

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