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Will Roper
Will Roper
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2013
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

23 year old junior who has played bridge for over half their life.

Apparently "studied" engineering in London.

Love bridge, not much else to it 

Favourite convention: Dopi Ropey



United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Louise Selway
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Young Chelsea
Favorite Tournaments
Spring Foursomes, Gold Cup, Anything I can get to abroad
Favorite Conventions
TMNT = Too Many Needless Transfers
BBO Username
B Psyches
ACBL Ranking
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Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: J652 9752 QT QT5
Somewhat depends on what 2 over 2 and 3 over 3 mean. Also depends on what the worst shapely hand you would open your presumably strong with. e.g xx, AQxxxx, -, AKQxx is this a 1 or 1 for you guys. Failing all ...
Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: J652 9752 QT QT5
Slows the auction down. This hand is marginal but I don't mind it with quacky values. I played against a top international who went so far as to bid this with Jxx,Qxx,Kxxxxx, x (we both agreed afterwards this was too good).
Defense against short club and transfer responses
XX = 4 with better than 1 = 4 with better than Other bids: Treat like 1-(1)
#ZEROTOLERANCE Open Barcelona 2019
Great example set by Maria and James (and Erik/Morten prior to this). Hopefully, one we can all follow. One small negative point James. It is a pity you couldn't have been more quippy with the lawyer. Something like: Lawyer: "I am going to sue you." You: "Sure. More ...
Sasha Cooper's bidding problem: KQ83 A965 QJ732 ---
I was quite in range for my action I felt..... ;-)
2NT Forcing by Responder
Nope. Our reasoning is that being able to show a slam try quickly is still important and if you want to play in NT in these spots then probably best to right side the likely Hx.
2NT Forcing by Responder
3rd suit = bal INV or bad GF 2NT = Any slam try Allows you to play in a superior 5-2M fit on an auction like 1-1 2-2 2 And define your ST quickly. Over 2NT our structure isn’t dissimilar to Swedish Jacoby (3C = min etc)
Do you open this hand in 1st seat Love All at IMPs?
As said above it is partnership style. I don’t think many/any would consider this a standard weak 2.
For the Relay Nerds
We also play (sometimes double) optional RKC after patterning out. So for us to pull 3N we need to have a hand a bit better than the accept of the optional. As to what the pulls meant. We simply played optional for our longest suit so: 4 = Bad Hand ...
Choice of Games Cuebid vs. Slam Try Cuebid
Playing standard I would assume expert standard is ST. My partner and I have discussed this (and a lot of competitive bidding theory). One thing we have adopted in a lot of spots is something we call higher two way checkback. Like most gadgets, it gives up on clubs. Essentially ...

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