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It happens all the time. I play standard methods with some partners and an unpopular one (Kaplan-Sheinwold, featuring a 12-14 1NT opener) with others. All my national and international successes have come playing KS. There are several possible reasons for this. Some proponents of unpopular systems would like us to believe that the system is inherently ...


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Barry Crane (originally Barry Cohen, the Detroit Demon) dominated many aspects of North American bridge for decades playing a system of weak openings and early exits from the auction. This was the antithesis of the systems being expounded by teachers such as Culbertson and Goren, which revolved around sound openings to assist average players in making their ...


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Interesting question. First, a terminology issue. You refer to teams, but then only discuss the partnership of a player and his partner. Note that Duplicate Bridge is also played as a true team game, with teams of 4 players playing head-to-head, with each having a partnership sitting NS at one table and EW at the other. In this format the teams often are 6 ...


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Assuming that you have Negative Doubles, sometimes called Sputnik Doubles, in your arsenal of agreements, then partner is showing 5 or more Spades. With only four Spades partner would double instead. The argument might be presented that partner is coming in with only 4 good spades as a lead directing call, but there is no reason for this. First, partner is ...


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According to the Laws of Duplicate Bridge (2008), the specific Rights and Limitations of Dummy are listed as Laws 42 and 43. Notable limitations in this context are: Law 43 DUMMY'S LIMITATIONS Except as Law 42 allows: A. Limitations on Dummy ... 1. (c) Dummy may not participate in the play, nor may he communicate anything about the play to ...



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