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Michael Radin
Michael Radin
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Oct. 4, 2012
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May you bid after partner's hesitation
This happened to me. My partner wanted to call the director and I refused because I thought the bid was automatic. The next day, my partner said that the four experts who were asked all said that East should not have bid.
Can You Explain This Auction...?
How does 3nt look without 109 of hearts? Even 2nt is in jeopardy on a heart lead and south would always bid 3.
John Solodar, RIP
About 50 years ago,many of the young experts in the New York area were given animal nicknames- The hog (Ron Anderson),pig (Bernie Chazen),ant (Norman Kurlander),dolphin (John Bookstaver),squirrel (Merle Tom),rabbit (Harold Lillie), giant rabbit (Harry Stappenback),beagle (Joel Stuart) are the ones that I remember.
John Solodar, RIP
Lead aces against slams
John Solodar, RIP
Does anybody remember the Hopper's Rules? I recall a few- 1. Eight card suits don't come down in dummy unless trump. 2. 3NT ends all auctions. 3. Don't get involved. As always, sage advice from John.
For the record, in addition to numerous wins in women's and mixed events, Judi Radin has been second in the Reisinger BAM, Cavendish Invitational, Vanderbilt and National Swiss Team. Is that enough near wins?
Pre-alerted misinformation - a story from Wroclaw
I think that this same auction swung the Women's Pairs in Geneva 1990. The only difference was that 1c was strong nv and and natural vul (and there were 2 different meanings for 2d).The question was whether 1c was alerted or not. The winning pair did not get ...
Hurts So Good
About 25 years ago, I was playing a k/o against my wife (Judi Radin) and we both picked up almost the same hand as this. The only difference was the shape was 6-7-0-0. We both got to declare with clubs trump when our partners passed a cue bid. Partner ...
Is this 2NT Alertable?
Playing in the National LM pairs many years ago with a young talented player not yet known, I picked up xxxx xx xxxx Qxx with all vul. I was in 2nd chair. It went 1H-P-1S-2c 2S- P - 3S -3nt (by partner in tempo) 4S -p-p- long huddle b4 partner doubled ...
Is it an attitude or count signal?
I play attitude in most situations. There are a few exceptions- the most common is this- Queen to length hits in dummy (the others are 5 level or higher and x'ed contracts). No matter what your agreements are, there are times when you have to guess. At least when ...

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