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

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Dana Harbor (CA) BC
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What should this bid mean?
Hi MM - sent an email to Ellis (dont have urs).
Puppet Stayman -- Responder's Rebids after opener shows Five of a Major
Yes, but its a sensible agreement to flip 4 and 4 - or at least play transfers, so 4 = side , 4=cue, 4=side .
What should this bid mean?
I'm not sure what it [i]should[/i] be but it [b]is [/b] exclusion.
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
The first time I won a Bracket I KO was against Leary playing with Rick Roeder and the Kirkhams about 15 years ago.
Late Start Netherlands v NZ QF1
This smacks a little of gamesmanship. If I were the Kiwis, I'd say, sure, take the time you need as long [b]as the TD agrees it's fine to start late even though we fully complied with the regulations.[/b]
The (Very) Hideous Hog
It would be an utter shame if this article got pulled because someone that was born without the humor module was offended.
The 5 level belongs to: __________
This is a very interesting discussion, but the only way that I would really know if my opponents play a forcing pass over 5 is if I read about it on BW. At the table - even with screens, you just would never have the exchange: North: 3 East ...
Phil Clayton's lead problem: 8732 KJT3 762 53
So you've gone from: "In particular, what would E's 3HS bids have meant over 3♦? Natural? Honours? Cues?" to "A 'natural' 3♥ would be patterning out, showing something like 4351". in the span of about a day. awesome
The 5 level belongs to: __________
You pass with that hand type.
The 5 level belongs to: __________
Not in a force unless you are a Kokish disciple. It's a good agreement, but hardly standard. Double saying "I have a forcing pass" is also a pretty good approach here. Depends who I'm playing against, but if it looks like someone that pays their taxes on time ...

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