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Phil Clayton
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Member Since
July 27, 2010
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Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

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Dallas
BBO Username
Phil
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Sapphire Life Master
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The Best Bridge Writer
Shun the non-believers!
1!S-1NT/2NT-3!D
Giving up transfers so that we can play specifically 3 seems like a small target.
The Best Bridge Writer
Maastricht Challenge is brilliant and one of my favorites, although its on my long list of "borrowed out" books.
The Best Bridge Writer
Have to agree with Chris about R/S. For bidding books, I suppose the Goren or Culbertson books were foundational for many players, but modern bridge is all about competitive auctions. Is there a better book on competitive bidding than R/S? Please let me know because I will buy ...
The Best Bridge Writer
A. If you want to understand bidding, get ahold of as many old (but not ancient) Bridge worlds as you and read, and re-read MSC's. Additionally, kibitz Susi matches on BBO, although its really unfortunate she disabled kib chat, since it ends any kind of group discussion. So, try ...
Follow-up: Opener's 2nd rebid
I thought we were discussing "2/1" here, not "two for ones".
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
Seems like a new game got introduced without many being aware.
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
Steve, you can't seriously think that if someone said "2/1" that you'd expect weak NT's?
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
If I have a 5 second conversation with someone and simply say "2/1" and the first bidding sequence we have is 1-p-2, would I assume inverted? I would answer YES. So #2.
Mastery of the Fundamentals
Can't like this enough. I would add that when you talk to better players, check your ego at the door. If they choose a different answer than you, dont challenge them- but try to understand their thought process.
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