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Kevin Strangway
Kevin Strangway
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2017
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
In a losing team match transferring my partner into spades on my 4234 hand, having him super-accept, and somehow making it FTW!
Bridge Accomplishments
Most proud of winning the X-Flight swiss in Penticton one year.
Regular Bridge Partners
Bob Pratt, Gus Axen, Dwight Crouse, George Ding
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Grande Prairie Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton regional
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Gus Axen and Kevin Strangway
2/1 with Semi-Forcing 1nt
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Transfers after 1NT - 2C - 2D?
Invitational smolen with longer hearts is easily handled by transfer to hearts and then interchange the 2s and 2nt bids. This is a complete up nothing. Muppet stayman uses this as well if you want to get used to it.
Free Advice
If leftie is passed or not must always be a factor as well to teach.
what is 2 over 1 over takeout double?
My regular partner and I decided to try this. I suppose it's a slight twist on BROMAD: 1nt 6-9 non-forcing, 2c unbalanced 3-card limit or constructive raise (2d asks), 2d balanced 3-card limit raise, 2M raise pre-empt, 2H (if 1S opener) NF although forcing has merit, 2NT weak J-S ...
Escaping after partner opens a weak NT
But 1ntxx is even better :)
1NT or 1C
Doesn't angling for the spade Moysian risk the long hand getting tapped in hearts?
What does a hesitation suggest here?
Maybe his hand is terrible and he was hesitating to make sure the director would prevent his partner from bidding 3NT? Seriously though, I don't think there is an issue with the hesitation here since partners only possible bids are pass or correct to diamonds.
What does a hesitation suggest here?
That might also apply if Gazzilli is being played i believe.
1NT or 1C
I would rather just shut the opponents out then make a lead-directing bid. why give them a free 1h lead-directing overcall? Side note after reading other comments: I do not consider this hand quite good enough to open 1c and jump to 2nt (sort of implied when I voted against ...
Current Count when playing UDCA
Where does this "return the original 4th down" thing come from? I have a partner that plays it but I have always played standard present count in those situations and can't find a reference. I'm guessing it might be a holdover from the Goren era or something? LOL.
2c over major as limit raise or GF with clubs
We are already playing semi-forcing but the 3-card limit hands were a problem. 1s p 2h GF is also a bit of a problem and maybe should not be GF. I'll have to get the book. thanks.

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