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Phil Markey
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Member Since
June 3, 2015
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16 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Lawyer, gambler, monogamist, wolfhound lover

Personal philosophy - clothing optional


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South Australian Bridge Association
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specific 2's
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stiff queen
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Robot Rewards
I was hoping for an article on the actual Robot Rewards. My game is still a bit rusty and any help would have been appreciated. I think opening 2NT is auto on the first hand. I have heard the common view that the Bot bids too much over a 2NT ...
Credentials Advisory Team (CAT)
You can call it "informal regulation" but I am unconvinced that you can sensibly avoid some basic natural justice issues by giving it that name. The short version of my concern is to say that you should get input from a lawyer with some credentials on issues of administrative law ...
Tim Stanley-Clamp's bidding problem: A764 QT5 AT86 A8
I don't think there is any substantial transaction cost to doubling and if 3D was always making I was probably getting like 30-40% for the board. Double seems obvious to me.
Bad Disclosure (Pass the cheese, I already have the whine)
In my experience bad disclosure is commonly linked to reading the rules too much. Kit Woolsey has clearly studied the rules yet his interpretation of disclosure as discussed on this site are in my view, plainly wrong. I would call it "bush lawyer" syndrome and I have seen it from ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: K532 KJ985 K98 6
4H is auto. Double is what you do out of frustration that you listened to the rest of the world and didn't open 1H.
The Kibs Are Not Alright
Get better detection and enforcement but compromising the enjoyment of the game to cater for people cheating is a terrible idea.
Sasha Cooper's bidding problem: AT963 8 A5432 98
I play a 2D opening as spades and diamonds 4+/4+ up to say 9 high card points but I would routinely open this 1S. 5/5 shapes and stingers are powerful. It is trite to observe that this is a better hand than lots of hands that the majority ...
JoAnn Sprung's bidding problem: K92 AKQ63 --- KJT84 QJx J10xx xxxxx x. 4H is playable but you are dreaming if you think pard is going to bid it and that is the point of pass. 3H could be a horrid choice and to compensate you want a decent upside. 3H now ...
JoAnn Sprung's bidding problem: K92 AKQ63 --- KJT84
In my view this is a "lurking" issue. I would routinely bid 3H my first go. If you forced me to find a bid other than pass with my second go I would choose 4H.
Response Structure after nebulous 2!C over 1M Opening
I am in a weak 1NT context. Since adopting the 1M-2C structure a few years ago I like it a lot. I use 2D as any accept of the 3 card limit raise option not otherwise described. Two of the major is all the hands not accepting the limit raise ...
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