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John Storey
John Storey
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Dec. 5, 2012
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how do you bid this hand?
I suppose Oscar Wilde got his “Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative” 44 yeas later from Emerson
How aggressive are you?
We open this hand 2NT to show 5/5 or better in the minors, but that will require a forcing club system of some kind
Stewart Rubenstein's bidding problem: A5 KQ96 QJT32 Q5
Playing 15-17 NT I think I’d open 1. For me, the Q is of doubtful value.
Mini Roman; I don't like it but . . .
We could do that for sure, but we rarely open Mini Roman. Our 2 opener only promises 5 clubs, and we play weak no trumps, so those two bids come up much more often.
Mini Roman; I don't like it but . . .
I just PM’d you our system notes for Mini Roman . I’m not a huge fan of it either but we have to play it in our forcing club system. For example, we can’t open 1 when weak (11-15 hcp) and 4 4 4 1.
Mini & Weak No Trump
I switched to weak NT after reading Andy Stark’s book 12 years ago and highly recommend it.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AK532 QJT Q95 A9
I’m tempted to upgrade this hand and open 1 with this.
Unravelling stoppers
I played the Mini no trump for years and loved it, however, I do think it’s easier to manage in a forcing club system. For me, if I’m playing 2/1, I prefer a weak no trump (12-14 HCP) and Forcing Stayman, but to each his own I ...
Best Solo Software for iOS?
I use BBO on an old iPad and if a bid is highlighted you can press on it to see what it means.
Alerts
OK I'll bite. Did it work this time?
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