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David Parsons
David Parsons
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Actuary, Ranked Chess and Othello Master, now retired and studying Bridge.

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Recently, 4/75 at the District 3 NJ Regional, 1/57 at the Eastern States Regional Open Pairs in NYC, 42/364 in Silodor at the Spring NABC in Philly.
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Frean, David Libchaber, Irving Gewirtzman, David Carter
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Honors in NYC
Favorite Conventions
Not a convention, but I love New Losing Trick Count (NLTC) for hand evaluation.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Parsons Libchaber
Two over One (Larry Cohen's Style)
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David Libchaber's bidding problem: 2 QT3 AQJ72 A864
I believe it's "standard" in the Inverted Minor Convention that 2 shows a heart stopper, 2 shows a spade stopper, 2NT shows stoppers in both majors and 3 shows no stoppers in either major but a club suit. 3 would show no stopper in either ...
David Libchaber's bidding problem: 2 QT3 AQJ72 A864
Ron, no 2 doesn't promise more than a minimum in our style (why would it...2 is a limit raise or better). Yes, 3 is forcing (2 forces to 3), but it doesn't force above 3. Of course, one could look at ...
David Libchaber's bidding problem: 2 QT3 AQJ72 A864
I wasn't sure -- after 3C with a double spade stop would partner go to 3NT with 10-11 HCPs? If so, then 3C is the right bid.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: 2 QT3 AQJ72 A864
I guess the 3NT bidders do a coin flip on whether partner has the A or not, right? And even if partner does have the A, how are you going to make 3NT if you are missing the K and K unless partner has two stoppers in spades? What would ...
What takes precedence; having both majors or expressing the NT strength and stop?
Keep in mind that a typical auction over a double is likely to be: (2) X (3), and then all Lebensohl systems don't help and partner doesn't have a clue what the doubler has.
David Parsons's bidding problem: AQT K A973 KQ762
Paul, my interpretation of your BW quote is different -- I'd say that 2 or 2 were forcing...only "the next level of opener's suit (2)" or "opener's raise of responder's () suit is nonforcing."
David Parsons's bidding problem: AQT K A973 KQ762
I think you mean 2 rather than 2 (as forcing after 2), Paul.
David Parsons's bidding problem: KT9 Q963 K6543 8
Why not, Ben?
David Parsons's bidding problem: AK93 T8 JT86 754
Sorry, Ben, I think you answered as I was editing the poll. I'll register your vote as 7.
David Parsons's bidding problem: AQJ65 AJT A AKQ9
Paul, I don't understand your comment "I would bid 3 over 2 in the given auction" since 3 is not forcing and can be passed. In fact, with the OP hand, 3 was bid at the table and partner passed with 3=3=3=4 ...

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