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Yuan Shen
Yuan Shen
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June 1, 2011
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Believe that an opening bid opposite an opening bid should have some play for 1NT.

Wish I could play more bridge.


Redoubled contracts made: 1C, 1D, 1H, 2D, 2S, 3S, 3NT, 4H, 4S, 4NT, 5C, 5D, 5H, 6C, 6D, 6H, 6S

Redoubled contract gone down in: 2C, 2NT, 4H, 4S, 5C, 5D, 5H, 5S, 6D, 6S

United Kingdom

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Manfield Non-Life Master
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Paddy Murphy's bidding problem: J532 2 KQT532 74
General, usually game forcing, strength. I don't think it promises 4S. What would you bid with 14HCP 2263?
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: 732 J87532 7 JT7
Hmm, if partner has a balanced hand, with our d singleton, wouldn't that balanced hand typically be suitable for a NT overcall?
Chris Gibson's bidding problem: AQ74 --- AQ7542 KT3
Is there any other option than doubling?
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: QT83 KQ76 874 K9
Could you make 2 on this deal?
Which line to take
If anything, given the lead, I'd play the hearts the other way. H10 from hand? Also West might attack spades, whereas East has a cheap shot through the club ace.
I think a cue followed by 4M shows the power hand (you don't care about interference, even by partner). Direct 4M is a game try, particularly in spades.
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: AQ96 5 KJ4 AKQ72
I think if partner signs off over 3, maybe we can give up and just bid game. But if he makes any forward signal, we can keycard. But I much prefer 4 to 4 which forces partner into a corner too often.
Whenever I've seen this bid, the hand had always had two aces and at least 5 trumps. Partner just doesn't get excited enough to remember the bid otherwise.
Balanced 17+-19 hcp hands in competition
I like and wrote various versions of 2C=18/19 or strong. Responder assumes balanced in competition (similar to interference over 1N). Version 1 basic is to play 2C - 2D as forcing 2N (or strong showing). Natural higher responses, natural NF at 2 level (2N NF weak minors...), forcing at ...
Playing Count as the primary signal on Partner's leads
A few bits and pieces: If playing attitude, then with xx in dummy, attitude on A would be for K respectively. Typically, from AKxxx or longer the K might solve the over ruff mystery. Against NT, you can't get it right all the time, but on ace lead (with ...

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