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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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1354 and 2353 minimum opener rebids
Also if opener always bids clubs then hearts, that bid has a much wider range than it would have if you are able to raise to 2 immediately. Even with a hand as good as AKx AKxxx Kxxx, it is uncomfortable if your system forces you to bid more ...
A difficult "eight ever, nine never" question
Depends on the whole hand. For example: If you play for the drop and are wrong, opener must have every other card so you'll be playing close to double dummy. If you finesse and are wrong, you may still have a guess later in some other suit. If opener ...
Transfer Lebensohl!?
No idea what is standard, but I want to show my suit immediately all the time and use a takeout double instead of Stayman. I would do this: 2S: spades, to play 2NT: clubs, weak or strong 3C: diamonds, invit or better 3D: diamonds, to play 3H: spades, invit or ...
What is the best meaning for the double of a cue bid?
Spade tolerance and enough to compete. Other hands have alternatives and you can't afford to be frozen out if they bid 3/4 next and opener has a good hand.
What is this bid?
Even with good/bad I'm not convinced that 3 would be forcing though it would certainly have extra values. And given the likelihood the next hand will bid 3, I wouldn't want to be in partner's position having to decide whether to compete further without ...
How frequent/useful is 1M--3m (nat inv) ? Im looking for hands where responder got INV and a long minor.
As Rainer said, you can use 2 after a 1 opening. When opener rebids 2m, there is room to include a good raise in 2 as well so you don't lose that. When the opening is 1, sometimes methods such as Gazilli or Bart will ...
What is this bid?
More importantly, 3 is not forcing. It's a very strange game when you can't bid 4 on a hand that is too strong to risk being passed in 3.
How frequent/useful is 1M--3m (nat inv) ? Im looking for hands where responder got INV and a long minor.
Often you can show that hand after responding 1NT, if methods permit. A raise of partner's major not only seems more frequent, but there is more urgency to raise the level of the auction quickly when you have it.
What is this bid?
Not many things shock me, but 64% of BW readers saying this is a splinter comes close.
Opening 10 HCP 6m331 hands playing Matchpoints
If I was vul vs not with the first one, I might think about 2 before opening 1.
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