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Rosalind Hengeveld
Rosalind Hengeveld
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June 20, 2014
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Chair, Players Council, Netherlands Bridge League; Website Editor, Bridge Magazine IMP, Netherlands


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Soumya Das's bidding problem: K KQJxxx 9876 Kx
So it is for me, but not for everyone. Please supply such information.
Ben Kristensen's bidding problem: AK6 632 AJ7654 A
2NT: this shows an invitational or better hand with six+ diamonds and three spades. We open all strong (around 18–19) balanced hands with 1, which frees 2NT after 1.
Florian Alter's bidding problem: QJ7 AK5 QJ7 Q842
I have never understood why I should be ‘forced to follow the field at matchpoints’ (actually, I believe it is baloney). Nearly the entire field is going to open 1NT, and I believe I am going to outbid the field.
1M-p-2M-p- invitation?
‘Losers’ in the sense of the Losing Trick Count (LTC) are not a ‘guesstimate’ but are formally defined, namely as the number of top honors (AKQ) partner must have for first, second and third round control in all four suits. Of course, one may use adjustments (as with any metric ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: A JT9874 KQ64 AT
I abstained because the meaning and strength of 2NT was not given. Please appreciate that not everyone is familiar with what you may consider ‘standard’.
3NT - perhaps this is where Jim is heading
It is like stating that ‘you won't often go wrong with an agreement that 4NT is always ace-asking’, or that ‘doubles are always penalty’. You may not have misunderstandings, but you will often go wrong. That said, I do play that 3NT bids not falling under agreed generic conventions ...
3NT - perhaps this is where Jim is heading
We know that as the jump cue-bid.
Opening 2N for the minors. Is including a strong possibility 4 losers or less a good idea?
And the simple solution: use the 4NT opening bid for both minors and four losers. (4NT as specific ace-asking virtually never turns up.)
Opening 2N for the minors. Is including a strong possibility 4 losers or less a good idea?
That 2NT for minors is a good idea only if you have a good way to handle the full range of strong balanced hands is the open door of the day but is no less true. My partnerships include up to 20 balanced in 1 (not forcing), 21+ in ...
Tom Edwards's bidding problem: A72 JT65 A84 876
2 was standard and obvious decades ago; nowadays 1 is.

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