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Benoit Lessard
Benoit Lessard
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 3, 2011
Last Seen
4 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
ACBL Ranking
None
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Opener's rebid of 3NT in Precision
On wich hands do you want more bidding space ? On the minimum hands with soft values in the side suits wich make slams unlikely or on prime minimum & hands with some extras ?
Daniel Jackson's bidding problem: KJT52 AK5 73 T83
Ideally you would like to have a courtesy raise and a limit raise but for this you need gadgets.
Opener's rebid of 3NT in Precision
In this range you want the hands that desire the most to play 3Nt. 1- minimum 2- soft honnors in side suits 3- (Jx to xx) or (xx or less) in partner suit
BW 2/1: Splinters
Agree 100%, splinter below 3NT can help you reach the best game, splinter above 3Nt have to be at least slightly slammish.
What is 2NT here?
Better minor leb
What is the best use for this bid?
"In doubt i like keycard“, the most misused convention in bridge." Very few respond keycard under 4Nt, so your simply off-track.
What is the best use for this bid?
I agree about showing too much, on only very few hands slam will be in the picture so the "gains X low frequency" is likely to be lower than the the "cost X high frequency". In doubt i like keycards, useful for slam doesnt give too much to defense (as ...
What is the best use for this bid?
I just reply keycards, balanced hand vs bal hand keyc are still great indicator for good slam with borderline values, showing a source of tricks will just invite an aggro lead.
Forcing Pass situation or not
A good way to play is the scrambling lebensolh style. 5H direct is slammish and setup FP. 4NT (2 suiter) followed by 5H isnt slammish and could be a save. Note that if you think 5S will be only -1 quite often and could sometimes make you can bid 6H ...
What is the default scoring type (and the default 1Nt range) for polls & bridge problems on Bridgewinners ?
When you do a bidding problems or a lead problem they ask the VUL, who is dealer and what is the scoring, but when you insert a hand in an article or in a poll they ask the VUL who is dealer but they don't ask what is the ...
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