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Paul Hightower
Paul Hightower
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June 28, 2016
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about me

Good club player, can't afford travel or tournaments. Long time contributor at rec.games.bridge.

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United States of America

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Highest Opening Bid You've Ever Made or Witnessed?
That's the traditional five of a major bid; glad to know someone, somewhere actually got to use it. I've long since switched to "all suit opening beyond 2NT are preemptive" and would open 2 with Karen's hand. We'd probably work out the correct bidding in ...
1N - 3m
That won't add much to the frequency, so it's more a matter of the best way to handle those rarities as well as what effect it has on the 4441's. In American methods 1NT-2; 2-3 or 3 are played as forcing, so that ...
David Stevenson's bidding problem: AKT87642 85 4 76
Crowhurst gives this example for a jump rebid by responder of game in his suit: 1-1; 2-4, responder holds x AQJ10xxx xx Axx . Better in controls than the posted hand, but weaker in playing strength. Slam is on opposite xxx Kx AKxxx Kxx if you can ...
David Stevenson's bidding problem: AKT87642 85 4 76
I'm thinking slam; don't need a lot of hcp from partner, mostly controls. xx AKx xxxxx AKx, for example, if that's a 1 opening. It's going to be difficult to coax cooperation from partner with anything other than a jump shift. Seven hcp, however, is ...
Ambrose Mackie's bidding problem: Tx AQJT9 x KQJxx
I just mean in the sense that if they have thoughts of slam, they aren't able to use 4NT to check on key cards. The converse is also true -- their bidding prevented us from determining whether we have spades under control and checking on key cards. I'm betting ...
Ambrose Mackie's bidding problem: Tx AQJT9 x KQJxx
I don't want to be bidding on, pushing them into slam (void in one of our suits.) 5 is neither 4 nor 6, I'll take a dozen of those for every time we ought to be bidding more. Unless one of them holds all the necessary controls ...
Highest Opening Bid You've Ever Made or Witnessed?
Playing online I once opened 6 on a solid ten card suit. Partner, having a strong hand but void in spades, corrected to 6NT -- down several tricks, while 6 would've rolled.
Highest Opening Bid You've Ever Made or Witnessed?
I opened 6 one time at the club, having AQ108765432 for trumps. Partner miraculously covered my side suit losers, but RHO had the remaining hearts. Alas, I couldn't find enough entries for the obvious trump coup :)
Ambrose Mackie's bidding problem: Tx AQJT9 x KQJxx
I see little value in showing the clubs on this hand, but I certainly don't want to defend 4, so 5 looks right.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: J 965 KT95 A7543
Don't punish partner for pushing them off the four level.
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