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Doug Bennion
Doug Bennion
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Aug. 15, 2011
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about me

Creator of Bridge Buff, an early bridge-playing program, and Visual Deal, an early deal-generator.

www.bridgebuff.com

Author several Bridge World articles. Try out Jammer 2D!

Author Scramble Stayman! Don't settle for 1NT!

Still building, but worth a look! BridgeTooFar.blog

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zelig and doug
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Downgrades?
Double dummy solvers think that hand is closer to average than one might think, if played in notrump. Opposite 9 HCP in a balanced hand, it makes 3NT 35.0 % of the time. A random balanced 15-pointer makes 3NT 37.5% of the time. Both sims 5K in size.
Agreement over (1!S) - 2!H - (2!S) - ?
You could play transfers there. X is clubs, 2NT is natural, 3 is diamonds, 3 is quality raise, 3 just competes. You can use the transfers to stall the auction, to maybe show a nice asset, then later raise hearts.
Downgrades?
Shouldn’t make a lot of difference to the ranking of hands. OK if responder is balanced 7 HCP Hand #4, the ‘worst’ hand, KQx QJx KQJ KJxx, scores 42% Hand #3, the hand nobody selected to be worst, KJx QJ KQxx AQxx, scores 37% The tweaked hand, removing doubleton ...
Downgrades?
The problem with downgrading (or upgrading for that matter) is you don’t know what strain you will end up playing. Hands that are best for suit play have aces and kings and possibly ruffing opportunities. Hands best suited to notrump play have honors scattered about, no weak suits especially ...
What do you need to bid 2!h here
Sometimes the 1 response to a 1 opener isn't genuine.
Five Card Major Required to Respond 1 of the Major to a 1 Club/1 Diamond opener
Google 'Montreal relay'.
T-walsh, 1C-1D-1S-2C whats your style ?
Similar, but won't have 3 hearts in an unbalanced minimum hand (minimum = less than reverse strength).
ATB: In competition, how much do you need to support partner's 2-level overcall?
This is a transfer position for us. Generally, if three suits have been bid, if partner has bid one of them, and if Double is a legal call, then transfers are on beginning with X, and ending with the suit below partner's. So here, X would show hearts, 3 ...
Doug Bennion's bidding problem: AJxx QJTx xxx Jx
Partner agrees 3 was a better bid. Usually after a 2 opener we aren't looking for a fit, and even if we are, usually the asset is part of opener's long suit. So I kind of misspoke, as usual.
Finish this sentence
What I should have written was 'is a nice try, but inferior to a heart, which is the stand-out lead according to a double-dummy solver'
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