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Bob Okker
Bob Okker
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July 4, 2014
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Jan. 11
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Have mastered the Practice Finesse.
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BW 2/1: Opener's 3NT Rebid
Although it should be fairly obvious, especially in light of previous polls, perhaps reword the OP to specify "after responder's 2/1 GF."
Todd Holes's bidding problem: --- AK753 AQ7 AK965
Okay, your preference for doubling first comes through loud and clear. But help me to understand how doubling first helps. If the auction instead proceeds like this: (1) - P - (2) - X - (P) - 3 - (P) - ?? Now what?
Todd Holes's bidding problem: --- AK753 AQ7 AK965
While 3 next specifies your suits (with both reds we presumably hear some bid) is it forcing? I would think it (3) to be forward going with primary s. But it undersells the hand, in my opinion.
1NT opening 15-17
Jump-shift with 17? A hand (5332 presumably) that many would open 1NT? I don't see how forcing game with a 3 card jump-shift is furthering the accuracy of describing your hand. A 2NT rebid, however, I can understand.
ACBL Team cost vent - if it's as stupid as it looks. I'm hoping I was wrong.
"Deduct masterpoints if one player declares 73% to partner's 27%." Peg, now you've done it. Giving them ideas like this in an open forum only invites disaster. Wait to see it at the next NABC.
Do you play this as forcing?
No bet, but you're close. We did predict 99%, which appears to be an underbid. This was a teaching environment on BBO. The auction started as shown above (the rest of the auction is immaterial) and afterwards, a student asked about whether the 2 overcall was forcing. Teacher ...
Bob Okker's bidding problem: Q86 652 J65 AKT8
You would think so wouldn't you? The opening bidder questioned his partner about his 2NT (natural invite) response. Responder, a "BBO Expert," replied with an exasperated, "sigh, I suppose I have to spell it out, if ur max and have 1 intermediate 3n is making, anyways...next."
Why the uproar about Cell Phones? Are they really THE problem?
The "fake news" post-mortems could be disseminated via the internet and accessed with cell phones. I like it!
Mini-Splinters
If partner thinks it's a weak jump-shift, introduce her to checkers.
Bob Okker's bidding problem: K92 63 T97 T9753
Not in the least. The BBO "expert" in the room--teaching--stated the following: “East’s 4 indicates he is willing to sacrifice vul vs. not. Therefore, South knows they likely have game. At an “expert” table, sitting South, I would bid 5 all day long.” A couple of us ...
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