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Kurt Schneider
Kurt Schneider
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Member Since
July 19, 2012
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May 25
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Bridge Player
about me

Canadian living in NH

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Bidding and making 6CX with 10 combined HCP against perfect defense.
Favorite Conventions
Anything involving canapé
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Karel de Raeymaeker's bidding problem: J KQ9763 J AKQ73
This is all about West. IMO an immediate 5 bid would imply weakness and to push for an early 'final decision' between P and X by NS. The delayed raise is to make, expecting to only lose two round suit tricks. I would make the same 6 bid ...
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: JT732 Q86 AQ J52
Not enough trump to support a pass out of 2X.
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: JT732 Q86 AQ J52
I plan on not selling out to 2 if they languish there. The only benefit derived from a 2 bid now is that it might alter their super-accept auction, but the downside of being doubled by a strong North outweighs this. Pass - let partner have a bid, see ...
Interesting hand
(P) 1N (2) X; (3) 4 (4)? AP
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: KJ75 AQ6 K632 AK
I agree - most would pass - that's my point. Let's change the hand to Axxx xx AQx xxxx. Would you still only raise to 3N? How about AQxx xx Axx xxxx? If not - then give me a hand with which you would make a slam try, but not open ...
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: KJ75 AQ6 K632 AK
You have 20pts, AK bare is over-rated. Would your partner pass Axxx xxx AQx xxx in 2nd seat? He/she might get excited with something like this, and you need two of: spade finesse, heart finesse, diamonds breaking to make the slam. So asking for KC is dangerous as well ...
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: QJ862 95 T872 A7
Since I don't play 2/1 or SA (I play a strong club), in the context of our very limited opening strength (max 14), this specific auction is not 'strong', but simply looking for a better MP landing spot. Again I use the example of the 44 club fit ...
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: J873 J92 K73 QJ2
Shows the power of not using total tricks when raising a preempt - it complicates the decision for the opps on whether to compete. I almost always raise 2M to 3M with Hx, and NV with xx. Same thing for playing 4cM and raising on three...
Which hands act over a 5m preempt, and how should advancer proceed?
Not to be a contrarian, but how often is this an issue? I can't remember the last time RHO opened 5m. And X is used in many different ways...
Monolingual
Or are you saying monolingual as far as a single bidding system?
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