Join Bridge Winners

Bridge Winners Profile for Craig Zastera

Craig Zastera
Craig Zastera
  • 0
  • 15
  • 64
  • 0

Basic Information

Member Since
June 28, 2012
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
But referring to 2 after 1-1-2 as "NMF" emphasizes the fact that it is not necessarily natural. Sure, it would be forcing without "NMF", but it would show a real suit. With "NMF", it can (and often is) be some invitational or better hand with ...
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: Q9743 K82 7 K874
Good hand for special agreements. With none, I guess I just have to bid 2. Agreements I like after 1M-(1NT) are as in Robson's book on competitive bidding: * 2: both majors. At least 5 OM, at least Hx in M. * 2: good raise of partner ...
Mike Ma's bidding problem: 6 9 AQJT864 KT85
Invitational jump to 3 seems best to me. The only thing wrong with this is the playability in s. These invitational jumps are not supposed to have another 4+ card suit. But this hand is clearly not worth a GF opposite a likely misfit. The wrinkle about being able ...
I don't get the question. If you don't play immediate 2 response as some sort of weak / 2-suiter, then I think OP sequence is NF and shows 5 s and 4-5 s with not more than 9 HCPs. With a stronger hand and same shapes ...
2 Way Checkback Query
Well, 2 was still natural when opening was 1 if playing ordinary NMF, but not with "Checkback Stayman" wherein 2 is always used as the artificial checkback bid regardless of which minor is opened. But when the bidding goes 1-1M-1N, opener always as at least 4 ...
2 Way Checkback Query
Experience suggests it is better to use the 2-2-2N sequence to show specifically *s* rather than "opener's minor." No difference when opening is 1. But after 1-1M-1N, responder can invite with s via 2-2-3, but has no way to bring s into ...
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AQ54 AT7 7 AT854
I probably would have bid 1 the first time. Perhaps the actual auction worked out better as 1 now must suggest only four with long s.
2 Way Checkback Query
It is not necessary to play 2NT as puppet to 3. We play that 2NT directly after opener's rebid is invitational *without support*, while 2NT after the 2-2 relay is invitational with support. The idea of the latter is to suggest responder would prefer ...
Felix Shen's bidding problem: AJ98 K AQ754 T42
I do not belive that in XYZ the 2 artificial GF by responder is primarily asking opener to relay so that responder can describe *his* hand. If responder wanted to do that, he could just have bid 2 relay to 2. Or, if responder has GF strength ...
Felix Shen's bidding problem: AJ98 K AQ754 T42
A 2NT rebid over responder's GF 2 would be terrible. What that call shows, above all else, is a full stopper--exactly what this opener does not have. Now if you wanted to advocate that opener should bid 3 over 2 rather than his actual 3 ...
Not following anyone yet

Bottom Home Top