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Floyd McWilliams
Floyd McWilliams
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Member Since
Jan. 5, 2012
Last Seen
21 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Conventions
I named a cat after Namyats, but it's not actually my favorite convention.
BBO Username
floydm
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Floyd and Adam
Strong Notrump 2/1
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The Worst Convention Ever
Bailey Cue Bids (all cue bid overcalls are highest ranking suit + another). The ambiguity of major suit Michaels is a bug, not a feature.
Your Plan?
Or use individual bidding problems for the opening bid and likely followups.
The Worst Convention Ever
I'm sure all that is great ... if you remember it ...
The Worst Convention Ever
300+ messages and no mention of R0P1? Sure it's not as harmful as stolen bids or mini-Roman, but: - It never comes up, why is there a box on the ACBL card for it? - It's not necessary, since the double takes no room (if you need the room, maybe ...
Goran Drazic's bidding problem: Ax J9x AKT9x AQx
Why not just post this problem then post a second problem after the uncontested auction to 2?
Provide the most difficult defence
Actually declarer can't do that, we will ruff. Well done. The double squeeze can be run from dummy though (if declarer has 3 clubs). S to Q club queen to ace trump to hand diamond finesse four more trumps pitching a spade and the club ten from dummy diamond ...
Provide the most difficult defence
Declarer could still win club king, diamond finesse, two rounds of trumps, diamond finesse, spade ace, diamond ace, finish the trumps. Should declarer fear the singleton diamond and try a black-suit squeeze on us, or play for the actual layout? An interesting problem.
Provide the most difficult defence
Win K at trick one?
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AT864 KQJ9 K KQ9
See this is why people say not to splinter with a singleton king, it causes partner to devalue his own king in the suit.
Yosep Hutasoit's bidding problem: K2 K64 AK984 Q52
Unplayable for 1N to be so wide ranging. (Admittedly this is a tough auction for weak notrump even when 1N is more tightly constrained.)
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