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  • sort typo again 'pronanlity' should read 'probability'
  • My partner opened 1NT with the above hand. I held: Clubs J 3 Diamonds J 10 9 4 Hearts A 4 Spades K Q 7 6 5 I responded 2C (stayman) he bid 2H, I bid 2NT, he raised to 3NT; we got slaughtered on a club lead. If I had transferred as you suggest an…
  • You say . . . "As third player after two passes, I might open 1NT". Why third in hand, if this is a worthy bid why not first, second or third in hand? The weak 1NT is preemptive, why do you believe that your bid of 1NT is going to preemt 4th in h…
  • Sorry 'typo' that previous post should have read . . . . when the opposition led clubs from a 6 club holding!
  • Again everything you say has merit, nothing you say is 'wrong' but again the book says - Page 107. An ACOL two is forcing for one round and shows at least 8 playing tricks.
  • 1NT with that club holding? In fact my partner opened 1NT with this hand we with 25 HCP we went 3 off when the opposition led clubs from a 2 club holding!
  • Thanks for your helpful replies to my post. I understand and accept the INT, 2H, 2S, 2NT bidding and agree it is good bidding but would suggest that it would need to be something agreed with partner as it not standard ACOL (out of the book ACOL - …
  • Why is your first preference 2H (transfer)? Yes that suggest 5S but it does not give a point count. Surely stayman give more information?
  • Why should a strong two not be based on 8 playing tricks. It's a simple question I have 8 tricks, if you think you have the 2 or 3 tricks in your hand take me to game in my chosen suit. Of course there is the questions of whether whether there's a…
  • Of course the 'Team' response is not wrong but in my view overly complicating the question. 25 HCP is potential game and 31 HCP is potential slam (depending upon shape / fit) and so after an opening of 2C responder should know whether he/she is goi…
  • I suppose to some extent what is shocking and what is not is what you are accustomed to. I do accept that someone supplying and charging for a service is fair enough as long as everyone know and understand what they are paying for. In this case, …
  • My opinion: Overcall: I have a long suit and am really only interested in playing in that suit and I want to know if partner has any points and know that a double would force him to bid whether or not he has points Double (take-out) I do not have …
  • Jeremy, “We’re not playing Bridge if the board is not in the middle of the table.” I don’t know where you play your Bridge! I’ll bet you (name the wager) that the vast majority of (duplicate) Bridge games played at Bridge clubs up and down the co…
  • Jeremy, I think your post proves my point. I expect rules to be improve a situation by making it fairer, easier, faster, more efficient etc., if a rule creates more of a problem than it solves it is a BAD rule and I expect someone at the EBU to id…
  • I open 1NT with 15hcp when my re-bid options are unattractive and I would not be upset with myself doing the same with 16hcp's for the same reason. The question that follows is, if this is an agreed strategy with partner does it need to be declared…