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Mike Nelson
Mike Nelson
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Member Since
March 29, 2011
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Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

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Non Life Master
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Forcing Pass or not?
I would play this forcing by an unpassed hand.
Do you play forcing pass in this auction?
My rule: fp applies if and only if we bid or force to game on power.
Full Disclosure
I guess the answer about alert/vs. announce depends on whether Precision 1M opening 11-15 requires an alert. I believe not.
Prepare the Auction
If 1-4NT were RKC for hearts,I'd bid it, but it isn't so 1-2NT-any-4NT. I have tools to ask length after Jacoby but I'm not using them here: 3 keys and Q fetches 7NT from me, even if partner has only five.
Your Take on This Exposing This Revoke?
Not at all the same. The phone question is about conditions in the playing room, a revoke is about the actual play of the cards.
Where did East-West go so far wrong on this hand?
Exactly, West is a lot closer to pass than 4.
Your Take on This Exposing This Revoke?
I'd like to asks a question here: is the phrase "is not obligated to do X" a synonym for "is obligated not to do X"? An example, spades trump, heart led, you have a heart void. Now this being Bridge and not Pinochle, you are not obligated to play ...
How weak is an opener in Standard 2/1
According to the modified Danny Kleinman count I favor, this evaluates to an 11+ pass with a small spot, while the ten would make it 12- and an opener. I would follow this at teams, but the difference is too slight to buck the field at pairs.
Do different kinds of values influence preference of playing in trumps or notrump?
Hard = suit, soft = NT, with one exception. If the issue is 3NT vs. 4M with a long running major, hard = 3NT, soft = 4M.
To Beer or Not to Beer?
Law 102: if there is any dispute about the beer card, director gets the beer, he/she will need it.

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