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Bob Okker
Bob Okker
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Member Since
July 4, 2014
Last Seen
April 25
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Have mastered the Practice Finesse.
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The Two Questions
Interesting that you would use a non-forcing bid to force. I understand your logic, but . . . If I were worried that my novice partner (possibly being unaware that an artificial 2 was forcing) might pass -- I would just bid game with 4. I do not know of any "Standard ...
The Two Questions
"I would consider a jump rebid by responder (3♠ in this case) to be forcing . . . " So you don't play 4th Suit Forcing?
First iron points to be offered in San Diego
Actually, by incorporating a fitness program into ACBL events, we could prolong the lives of the core membership. It seems that everyone laments the lack of junior participation in bridge. But, thinking outside the box, why not attack the problem from the other end . . . by extending the lives of current ...
BW 2/1: Jumps to 3NT
BWS 2017 G. After Our Major-Suit Opening: After a two-over-one response, . . . two notrump . . . may be based on a minimum hand.
BW 2/1: Jumps to 3NT
I, too, learned about the Principle of Fast Arrival in Bridge 102. Then I moved on to Bridge 103 and discovered the superiority of this auction showing extras. Think about it.
Do you want to be in this slam?
What day of the week is it? If it's a Friday, then yes! Always slam on Friday.
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.

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