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Bob Okker
Bob Okker
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July 4, 2014
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Have mastered the Practice Finesse.
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A few 2/1=FG style questions
I agree with calling them "control bids," but also understand the original--and still common--name of "cue bid." At some point Rubens' nomenclature may become universal. Until then we live with both.
A few 2/1=FG style questions
1. Control. agreed. Not 5-5 in the blacks, as I believe 4 would be "shaping out." 2. Lacking agreements to the contrary, 2. Though I also play 2NT as promising 6+ here. 3. Pass. Regretting my choice (which I would not choose) of 3 . . . why ...
Todd Holes's bidding problem: KQ AKJT 2 KT9876
Steve, What if you do not have 2-way NMF or XYNT available? All you play is vanilla NMF.
#TellASadStoryInThreeWords(Bridge related)
I can think of a one word reply to this . . . but will refrain.
1NT response to 1M open while playing 2/1
1419. Having opened one of a major with 5-3-3-2 or 4=5=2=2, opener may pass a semiforcing one-notrump response with a hand deemed no stronger than . . . A. 12 high-card points [46] B. 13 high-card points [43] C. 14 high-card points [11] System addition: Having opened one of a ...
Bob Okker's bidding problem: AK AQJ653 A83 K5
I agree--"Just." And I, too, steer clear of 2 when others eagerly employ it. Unfortunately, that wasn't the problem presented to me, which I chose to pass on to BW. 3NT seems a viable option.
Todd Holes's bidding problem: A642 A7 A862 Q76
2 with 5+. If partner has a major, she bids it. If I have support for the major, I support.
Todd Holes's bidding problem: A642 A7 A862 Q76
No. If partner bids 2NT I'll show delayed support for s. Partner should be able to figure out my 4243 (or possibly 4144) shape. Our methods specifically deny a 5th in this auction, with 2 not promising extras.
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
Tootsie Pop!
Todd Holes's bidding problem: KT8632 --- T65 A742
If playing "natural responding methods," with the requirement that a positive suit response includes say, 2 of the top 3 honors, then 2 is understandable. I agree that s are the agreed suit. With s, a simple 3 rebid would seem to be the simplest way to convey ...
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