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Mike Wenble
Mike Wenble
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Oct. 16, 2016
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about me

Co-author with Sally Brock No-Trump Bidding (Master Bridge Series) 2005; author of several e-books on various aspects of bidding exclusively available on Amazon; occasional contributor to Bridge World magazine

United Kingdom

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Bridge Accomplishments
Daily Mail Cup 1971; Rixi Markus Cup 1977; Regional Masters Pairs 2009 & 2010; National Pairs (Midlands) 2016
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(1m) - X - (1M) - X
This sequence has caught me out twice recently, when, in relatively untried partnerships, I doubled to show 4 spades (which I take to be the default without discussion) and partner took it as responsive. So, as always in these matters, it depends on agreement. Interesting follow-up question: as responder in ...
Methods after 2NT
Thanks Mats
Eken 2H opening
Eken 2H opening
I find penalty-interest doubles of two-suited overcalls (Michaels, UNT) to be singularly ineffective. Complete misfits, when you can double both their suits, are rare; and if you can only double one of their suits they will have a fit in the other one. The same applies here: if you have ...
System Design Question - Mixing Response Ranges - Strong Pass/!C methods
Chris I don't recall ever having to face this problem, but I don't see why we would have fared any better if we had been playing a different response structure. Ian the 0-3/10+ ranges were chosen on the grounds that they occurred with approximately equal frequency (unlike ...
System Design Question - Mixing Response Ranges - Strong Pass/!C methods
I have played a Strong Club system where 1 - 1 was either 0-3 or 10+, and everything other response was semi-positive. It worked very effectively.
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Alphonse Moyse Showed great poise Playing 4-3 fits With uneven splits
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Clerihews Might amuse Something we need in these troubling times (The scansion's rubbish but at least it rhymes)
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David Burn Has much to learn It seems he thinks My poetry stinks -- W. Wordsworth
Nursery Rhymes
[code] ♠1042 ♥83 ♦5 ♣10865432 ♠965 ♠K73 ♥9764 ♥AQJ105 ♦9864 ♦K1072 ♣K9 ♣7 ♠AQJ8 ♥K2 ♦AQJ3 ♣AQJ Four-and-twenty Miltons What a lovely hand Shall I bid a small slam? Or will it be a grand? Then opponents opened Now there's a rotten thing When I had three ace-queen-jacks And ...
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