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Kerry Kappell
Kerry Kappell
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June 24, 2015
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NYC Teacher/Director/Professional Bridge Player. Almost always, the answer to bridge theory problems is transfers.

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kvmann
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Diamond Life Master
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THE RULE OF 9
I would make a sporting double here: - You have 4 trumps. Always consider doubling the opponents with a 4-trump surprise. - Your hearts are behind the heart bidder. - The opponents have bid game on 25 hcp or less. You rate to get a bad board if they make it anyway. - You ...
How to Show 5-5 in the Majors
CCPS = Cable Cards Puppet Stayman Edit - the gist of which is: 2nt - 3 3 - ? 3 = 4 spades or (5 spades + 4 hearts) 3 —> 3nt 3nt = 5 hearts + 4 spades
How to Show 5-5 in the Majors
2nt - 3 (trs.) 3 - 4 = 5-5 majors, slam try 2nt - 3 (CCPS) 3 (<5, <4) - 4 = 5-5 majors 2nt - 3 (CCPS) 3 (4 hearts) - 4 = Gerber 2nt - 3 (CCPS) 3/3 - 3 (relay to 3nt ...
Coffee housing
Definition from [url=https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/coffeehousing]Wiktionary[/url]: {start quote} Etymology From the chat or banter in a coffeehouse Noun coffeehousing (uncountable) The act of distracting an opponent by chattering. By extension, unethical behaviour at the table during bridge or another game. Usage notes Used by ...
Coffee housing
Andy - Right?! I like the pause for dramatic effect but East can never allow himself to benefit from it. That would be highly unethical coffee-housing as opposed to just-in-fun coffee-housing. — RHO opens up a strong 2. You then ask LHO, “Do you play Weak 2’s?” LHO says, “Yes ...
Roman Keycard Asking Bid
“In your methods” ?!?! There is nothing in Kantar’s “Roman Key Card” bible. There is nothing I can find on the internet. I would have to guess any non-sign-off would mean the same thing as if partner had shown the queen: a SSA (Specific Suit Ask).
Modify style with vulnerability?
Light openings tend to sacrifice one or both minors with a balanced notrump range tacked on. Playing transfer responses to 1 does give you 2 potential notrump ranges at the 1-level: accept transfer with one range and rebid 1nt with the other. Or you can play a wide-range 1nt ...
Kerry Kappell's bidding problem: 6 KQ7 AT94 QJ874
Craig - I agree 100% with what you wrote. I think I opened 1 and rebid 2 on this hand with poor results. An unbalanced diamond structure is useful here: 1 — 1M ? 1 = 4+ spades, F1 (5+ diamonds unless 4144) 1nt = 5+ diamonds (may have 4+ clubs ...
Strong Club Recommendations?
From [url=https://www.baronbarclay.com/product/367/40]Precision Today, First Edition[/url] (a must have reference): [code] 1nt 13-15 14-16 15-17 1d/1nt 11-12 11-13 11-14 1c/1nt 16-19 17-19 18-19 2nt 22-23 n/a n/a 1c/1h/1nt n/a 20-21 20-21 1c/2nt 20-21 22-23 ...
Strong Club Recommendations?
A weak notrump structure: [code] 1nt 12-14 1c/1nt 15-17 1c/1h/1nt 18-19 2nt 20-21 1c/2nt 22-23 1c/1h/2nt 24-b25 1c/2h/2nt g25+ [/code] Note that 1d is natural now 3+ diamonds, unbalanced. Could be (41)35. __ Meckwell Lite (from [url=https://www.bridgebase.com ...
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