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Randy Pearson
Randy Pearson
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Jan. 24, 2015
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Oct. 21
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about me

Just returning to bridge after 25-year absence.

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United States of America

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pitack
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No Drury in 4th seat?
Also, "Tips on Bidding", which is as recent as 2015, and Lawrence is still recommending Drury after 4th seat openings there. IOW, your partner would appear to be wrong.
Time for a filter that shows top 10-20 articles by likes
Related to Steve’s suggestion, the home page article list could include Like counts.
Recent Publications on Unusual Systems
"P4ttern Precision" (not a typo) is newer than "Pattern Club" by a year or so. Jack has updated his approach to use 4-card major responses to 1. This explains the 4 in P4ttern. These responses are swapped in both versions (i.e., 1-1 shows and vice-versa ...
1X 1Y Sequences
The MIT document is very good. It surveys several methods and offers recommendations. I've been playing their "Wolff Signoff with 3 Raise" variation for at least 3 years with no second thoughts.
Just a Coincidence
Later on I thought about that too. Of course you can always say "my lead, partner" to stop him, so a rapid play couldn't really improve your situation, could it?
Trash Twos
Dropping a forcing 2 might be a reasonable gamble at MPs, but I would never do this at IMPs.
commentating on other table
I don't mind occasional "spoiler" comments about the other table. What bothered me during the recent Spingold was when commentators missed interesting plays at the current table, because they were looking at or discussing the other table.
Your thought process?
A problem I have is remembering defenders's discards from early in the play, when you don't need that information until later. If you still have work to do before the end game (drawing trumps, running a long suit, etc.), how do you later assimilate the discards that occurred ...
How light can your 1M responses to 1D be?
I would like to see a companion poll with the pointed suits reversed. Does more of a misfit increase or decrease the threshold for responding?
Defendinding against transfer overcalls of partner's 1NT (15-17HCPs) opening.
Nice! Do you play this against Suction too, basically assuming they have the next suit?
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