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David Burn
David Burn
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Member Since
Aug. 28, 2010
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Bridge Player
about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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Partners - often let you down
I don't think I've ever seen anyone lead the ten from a suit headed by the ace and king. First time for everything, I guess.
Should this bid be alerted?
Suppose you and your partner bid 1-1-1NT-3NT. Suppose you are asked by the opening leader “can you have four spades?” (yes, I know this is not a legal procedure, but bear with me). Suppose that you have not actually discussed the matter (your partnership was thrown together at ...
Mechanics of Counting Goren Points in Hand
At least your A turns up in dummy. Mine would turn up with LHO, accompanied by the king, ten and nine.
Should this bid be alerted?
Indeed they are. In England, not to alert a bid of 3 carries the unambiguous message "that bid is natural, showing three or more spades, and in terms of being forcing is what you would expect." If you do not know this to be the case, you must not ...
David Burn's bidding problem: AQT72 A3 Q93 J72
Best is to play double as "penalty or takeout", but if you don't do that penalty is better than takeout. It's not as if 2 is natural.
Partners - often let you down
"what would you call this rather rare and beautiful play?" I'd call it "taking your only chance not to go down in a cold game".
Mechanics of Counting Goren Points in Hand
Begin with a count of 37. Consider the suits in the order spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs or any other sequence you find easier to recall. For each suit in turn: If you do not have the jack, subtract one from your count. If you do not have the queen, subtract ...
Should this bid be alerted?
About what should he ask questions? He knows what the auction means - you both have clubs, opener has a balanced hand, responder has three spades and a reason to bid the suit. That is what you have explicitly told him by conducting this auction and not alerting 3. If ...
Brink-Drijver become Swiss
Set fire to his jumper.
Continuations after Takeout Double and Free Bid: Many Questions I got
If you don't play Raptor but do play equal-level conversion, the sequence pass-pass-1-double-1-2-pass-2 is consistent with a minimum with five diamonds, and is not forcing. If you do play Raptor or don't play equal-level conversion, the sequence usually shows a hand too strong for ...

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