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Yuan Shen
Yuan Shen
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Member Since
June 1, 2011
Last Seen
May 22
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Bridge Player
about me

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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Nationals! Chicago Winterfest
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Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: AKQJ93 A865 A5 Q
When playing some sort of transfers over a possibly-strong 2 opening, I use: 2 - 2 ? - 3 | = single suit hearts | spades - 2-->2NT relay (then 3| = the minor, and 3M = major + diamonds, 3NT = both majors) - 3M = the major + clubs. I reckon this is ...
Jeff Rogers's bidding problem: Q42 KJT5 KQJ 963
We really need partner to have some extras -- any hand with a singleton will routinely bid game opposite a limit raise. Too bad if the singleton is in diamonds.
David Coles's bidding problem: AKQ5 K876 JT6 A6
I wouldn't bid 4 in the sequence 1NT (3) 4. With hearts, I'd bid 3, then 4. With spades, I can try 4 (or 3 then 4). With both, I'd bid 3 then 4. After the hand ...
Alan Shillitoe's bidding problem: JT763 K9 K7642 6
If this hand was worth inviting, then it should have been via Stayman the first round. Since I'm NV, I would have just invited 3 over a 2 response, and bid 2 over 2-red (allowing partner to go with a max-and-3).
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: K7653 82 97 AT84
How about +790 opposite Axxx xx x KQxxxx. As a passed hand, 3 is easily known as a fit-non-jump. It looks fairly certain the opponents are bidding (and making) 4, so I think bidding is no-cost here.
Is this alertable (T-Walsh)
It's not quite equivalent, because many will rebid 1 with 4, when the standard X = 4 spades. A more equivalent scenario is: 1 (1) Dbl = 4+ spades where now opener tends to rebid 1 with three, and 2 with four (and a minimum).
Support Double with Subminimum?.
The way to think about sub-minimum 3rd seat openers is to treat them as a '0-level' bid: you're willing to get partner to the 1 level (as Jay says). I would however double if the hand was improved to Qxxx 10xx AKJxx x Then, I would have no issue ...
Adam Weisz's bidding problem: QJxxx Jxx Kxx Kx
The case for transfers in competition.
Steven Allen's bidding problem: Q A3 K763 K98542
I'll double 5.
T-walsh, 1C-1D-1S-2C whats your style ?
Michael, xyz allows unambiguous setting of trumps on stronger hands by a jump to the 3 level. For instance 1C 1D(H) 1S 3C sets clubs. With 4th suit forcing one runs into the difficulty of showing support. I do however agree that the balancing aspect is overrated.

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