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Todd Holes
Todd Holes
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Member Since
April 28, 2011
Last Seen
July 15
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United States of America

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Induce a Blockage
Two beer cards!
Your opinion on partner's opening bid Gatlinburg KO.
It's not the opening I question, it's the pass.
Bob Okker's bidding problem: AKJ972 Q32 AT8 8
I saw this hand when it was played and thought it worth 3. Am I nuts? At the very least this must be close, yes? Richard's "slow 2" at least acknowledges that it is better than complete garbage. Maybe my internal hand evaluator needs recalibration?
Meaning of pass after (1M)-dbl-(redbl)
The BWS definition is: Passes over redoubles: A pass over a redouble is: (b) for takeout when a suit one-bid is doubled in direct position or a new-suit response is doubled. So, as others have stated above, it's a "you choose" pass.
Jump after a jump shift playing 2/1
3 (for me) does not even promise much in . I would rebid 3 with xx xx KQJx xxxxx
Mastery of the Fundamentals
Agree completely. I read a lot (though not as much as I would like). It is my preferred way to learn. There used to be a pretty fair contributor on BBF (there were many, of course) who went by the name MikeH. I used to read the forums every single ...
Levin-Weinstein REACH Analysis
Board 1 comments were especially concise. I understood every word.
Fewest HCP for game bid and made?
Do not recall my game record, but do recall making a doubled 7 grand on 15 --- intended as a sacrifice. Shockingly, no one else found it, with most pairs in 6 the other way.
How would your auction go?
Bobby Wolff recently mentioned this treatment on his blog. I had not seen it before. I like it and think it a better use for the jump to 3M.
Systems on?
:) Took me a moment to comprehend this. Just rename your system "Insufficient Bids."

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