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Phil Clayton
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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Dana Harbor (CA) BC
BBO Username
Phil
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KQ xxx xxx AT9xx
Opponents have bid - and raised and we haven't found a fit. Our double is looking for a better spot.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KQ xxx xxx AT9xx
Or 3 or 4 of either major.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: Q6 AK753 A9753 5
Hi Jim - Yes I am signing off over 4. Club shortness opposite club shortness is a horrible holding. Slam isn't impossible - Kxxxx Qxxxx Kx x but if my interpretation of "weaker slam try" is right, we need perfect cards and length in the right spots.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: Q6 AK753 A9753 5
Same here. As a matter of fact I detest a direct 4. Its misdescriptive since we dont have a lot of duplication across from likely shortness. Furthermore, partner cannot possibly figure out the K isnt as valuable as the K?
Penalty or Takeout?
Pass/correct calls are tricky. Some play x as hearts and some play it takeout. I prefer penalty. If we defend 2 x'd, thats fine, but it also helps partner compete to 3 safely when LHO bids 2. Similarly if we pass, partners x of 2 ...
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: --- 964 A54 AQT9876
Actually to determine LA's, the problem should be presented like this. That is the only way the acertain damage from the failure to alert.
Learn Precision in 15 minutes
Dave - I would agree although I'd put ACOL in front of Precision for someone truly 'raw' in terms of ease of understanding.
Road to the GNT Final Four, R8 Q4
On the hand where you had to choose how many spades to raise after RHOs 3 preempt, it appears playing a strong club you have the luxury of bidding 4 on a wider spectrum of hands. While 5/5 is a concern partner isn't thinking about slam ...
Learn Precision in 15 minutes
I dont think try to teach any full system in 15 minutes. Even if they can memorize the 'rules', there are nuances that they meed a lot more time to appreciate and digest.
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: --- 964 A54 AQT9876
NAMYATS train wreck in progress?
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