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Brett Kunin
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Member Since
June 16, 2012
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21 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

semi-retired attorney, living in northern New Jersey; Tournament Chair, NJ Bridge League (Unit 140)

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Winning KO and Swiss in same NYC regional
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Shrine Bridge Center, Livingston, NJ
BBO Username
brettnj
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Road to the GNT Final Four R8 Q2
I agree with both of the comments of the Steves. I think that the double of 5c is a bit thin, but nevertheless, if you trust partner, his double is a command, when a forcing pass is not made, after a voluntarily-bid game.
What ACBL Arbitration Agreement?
Ray: California is not the only jurisdiction so ruling. In NJ, we (unfortunately) scheduled a Disciplinary Hearing against one of our members in 2016, and suit was filed in the NJ Chancery division, which, inter alia, requested a Temporary Restraining Order("TRO") prohibiting our Unit from proceeding with the hearing ...
Upside down count question
Cliff: perhaps. But the 9-h should be specifically A9x, NOT A987. Oren's comment above is cogent, depending on partnership agreement.
Penalty or Takeout?
I agree with Lynn. If 2c is stayman, partner should strain to bid 2s over 2h. Absent such a call, x is penalty, and 2n is t/o.
ATB-aggressive game (matchpoints) down 1
Len: sounds like the story of my life, as well.....LOL
Takeout or Penalty/Cards #1
Assuming x if a major, I had to vote "other", since such a double at the 3 level would be responsive, and deny 4-card support for the unbid major. I think you need more specificity for your poll.
ATB-aggressive game (matchpoints) down 1
Len: I think the answer has a great deal to do with Disciplined calls. I know some of my partners would bid 3s over 3c, but I think this is a huge overbid with an 8-loser 13 count -- I agree with Steve Moese and Kit that the correct bid is ...
Matteo Montanari's bidding problem: T873 Q963 72 AQ8
I could not vote in your poll, since one cannot contemplate a response until it is known how high you play a negative double.
Steve Ramos's bidding problem: Q2 A8 AJ76 AQ832
I could not vote in your poll. If you had "a good partner", how could you fail to have any discussion as to how to proceed after a reverse? This is a primary point when going over systems with a person with whom you have not played.
David Parsons's bidding problem: KJ8763 4 J64 T92
I agree with Chuck, that an initial 2 spade bid, particularly with short hearts, is best. However, I could not vote in your poll, since I would have taken pains over 2c to "get out" of this auction by whatever means your system permits (i.e., probably 2d)
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