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Michael Hopkins
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March 25, 2012
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USBF Invitational 1: My adventures on BBO part 2
Am with Ben. Advertising double.
John Nothdurft's bidding problem: AK872 42 AQ87 T5
If you're opening light in a short suit, you can expect preemption to often give partner insoluble problems.
John Nothdurft's bidding problem: AK872 42 AQ87 T5
If East had passed, so do I.
Ogust followup
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Weak two?
Apt comment. I was thinking I'd be inclined to open 2, but not if I had been forced to play Ogust.
Michael Hopkins's bidding problem: KQ6 AQT42 93 KJ8
Very interesting and thank you. In my original plan, I thought I'd construct a poll asking which cards ought be added to the weak hand to reach a minimally acceptable game try: perhaps J, or both major Js, and so on. I do wonder where the border is, since ...
Michael Hopkins's bidding problem: KQ6 AQT42 93 KJ8
Craig, I thought this hand just a tad better than Erkan Cem's of a day ago. That one you thought "not nearly enough" to make a try. This is "way too" conservative. Perhaps I improved it too much.
Rate this two-notrump bid
"Enough" seems acceptable. "Not...nearly enough" may be an overbid.
Ethics re: opening 1NT with small singleton in quasi-ACBL competition
@Duncan Jones: I think the NT rebid is being used as an example of a bid which, though not ideal, seems the best effort to describe your hand. As such, it seems to many to differ little from opening 1NT on the examples given.
Is 1!c-1!d-1!h-1!s an Exception to 4th Suit Forcing to Game?
This seems a traditional method.
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