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Nigel Kearney
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Oct. 2, 2010
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Live in Wellington, New Zealand. Don't play much bridge these days due to work and family commitments. In the past have represented NZ several times including a silver medal in the 1995 Junior World Championships in Bali. 

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How do u rate the call
Something less than 'OK' but not as bad as 'insane'.
Can you have UI generated solely through your own actions?
Law 16A3: "No player may base a call or play on other information (such information being designated extraneous).". This is after listing authorized sources of information.
Can you have UI generated solely through your own actions?
Based on what law?
Can you have UI generated solely through your own actions?
It's a gray area. IMO it is not authorised information. Law 16 lists the authorised sources of information and then states that other information is unauthorised and may not be used. That suggests your own break in tempo is not authorized information even to you. This may seem a ...
Questions about 1N-2!s Range Ask
Here are two ways to have a range ask plus weak/invit/strong minor transfers. Option 1 2 = balanced invite or minor suit invite 2NT = clubs, weak or strong 3 = diamonds, weak or strong Option 2 2 = clubs or invit with diamonds 2NT = natural invitational 3 ...
Protection after a weak 1NT
I would not seriously consider pass. They have at least an eight card fit, probably nine, and we are not vulnerable. Double is possible but unwise as partner will often pass and our defence is poor. I would choose either 3 or 2NT after briefly considering double.
Experimenting with weak NT
This is perfectly ok. What I posted above is just a different arrangement that gets you to your contract a bit faster so they have less room to exchange information.
Experimenting with weak NT
Suit bids natural to play XX = spades and another suit Pass forces XX After opener's redouble, responder can pass to play there or bid with a two suiter not including spades. There isn't a way to distinguish / and / but I don't think you ...
Experimenting with weak NT
I would not change anything except what happens when they double. You need to make a trade-off between: 1. Playing immediate XX as penalty so you can both cooperate in doubling them if they run. 2. Being able to play in 1NT doubled 3. Having extra ways to find a ...
The 'joy' of crass-imps
Just don't play IMP pairs, ever, unless it is a uniformly strong field. Though the choice to defend 6X here might not be a good example.
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