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Phil Clayton
Phil Clayton
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July 27, 2010
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United States of America

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Michael Crawford's bidding problem: T743 Q3 QJ64 QJ7
Very unusual suction structure. Playing 'normal' suction I think im good enough for 4.
Responder's splinter rebids after a 2-over-1
When did 2 start denying 4 card support?
Opener's splinters after a 2-over-1
This is very valuable. There is no good use for a jump to 3N.
Opener's splinters after a 2-over-1
"Playing Up" - An open letter to Jay Whipple
I'm guessing the group that would reply yes to this in this thread could be counted on a sloth's hand.
Worst Bid? For Bidding Theory Geeks Only
So do I. South asked a question, got the wrong answer, described their hand a little more and partner suggested 3N. Some patty-cake cuebidding occurred at the four level but South had their mind made up once partner showed the (already likely) heart control . South might as well have just ...
"Playing Up" - An open letter to Jay Whipple
It seems like a lot of these requests can be handled as followed: 1. Add a tickbox to say a team wants to play in a higher bracket. 2. Add a 2nd tickbox indicating a team is willing to be down-bracketed. Doesn't seem that difficult really.
Tom Peters's bidding problem: A98532 JT J95 42
Suit length and strength is fine. I don't like a defensive value and I don't like 6322. However, the vulnerability and position is perfect, so I'm a 2 bidder.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: 82 97 85432 KT84
Balancing with a natural 2N opposite a partner that has passed twice simply does not exist. Partner should be 6 + 4 for this action. 3 over-emphasizes diamonds, 3 preempts them. 2N is just right.
Should this pass be forcing??
I dont have to ask about this one.

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