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Yuan Shen
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June 1, 2011
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Believe that an opening bid opposite an opening bid should have some play for 1NT.

Wish I could play more bridge.


Redoubled contracts made: 1C, 1D, 1H, 2D, 2S, 3S, 3NT, 4H, 4S, 4NT, 5C, 5D, 5H, 6C, 6D, 6H, 6S

Redoubled contract gone down in: 2C, 2NT, 4H, 4S, 5C, 5D, 5H, 5S, 6D, 6S

United Kingdom

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Manfield Non-Life Master
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Minimum for 2S
I think I'd want partner's 4SX/4H to not be a disaster. With a side singleton, I don't think I'd need any honours here.
When to open 1C when playing transfer responses
We found that with transfers it was hard to determine strength, and some sequences became doubtful as to forcing or non forcing. I also like a Gazzilli variant best. It doesn't have to be too complex: 1D 1M 1N = strong or just diamonds, (2C positive, as are jumps) 2C ...
When to open 1C when playing transfer responses
I think it depends slightly on your follow ups to 1D what you want to do with 1C. At a really basic level, I would open 1D when I don't mind partner bumping to 3D on 4. So never on hands that are 4333 (3-3-AKQJ-3 in third set might ...
Help withMichaels Auctions
I think 2NT-then-3M should be a good 4-card invite. The 3-card invite should start with 2 (ostensibly, pick-your-better-M) (1) 2 - 2 ........2 - 3 ........Pass.
Strength and forcingness of unusual-vs.-unusual's fourth suit, constructive bid
I don't play many additional methods here, but I think the opening hand should bid 4 (a typical 3 bid is a 6-card suit with moderate values).
Jim Munday's lead problem: --- QT7653 KQ54 A52
I think you're right. Sometimes partner might have bid 5 for the lead.
Double, what's it this time?
A general principle is that after they balance, our double is penalty, particularly in no-fit auctions. Opener can have 13/14 here, and responder 10/11.
David Carlisle's bidding problem: AK5 KQ965 6 T976
In this particular auction 3 should be natural, the 5-3 fit is still on (partner can easily be 5233). Well maybe not for Craig, but due many of us.
Jane Ball's bidding problem: --- AT AKT9xx A9876
It depends on context, but Leaping Michaels is fairly common, hence 4 = both minors (equal/longer/prefer clubs), and so 4NT = both minors (prefer diamonds).
David Carlisle's bidding problem: AK5 KQ965 6 T976
I'm not sure I would have offered 3 the previous round. I do however agree with Eric that 3 shows club support. I reckon with five-or-more clubs, partner might still pick clubs.

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