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comment Rubber bridge and whether or not to duck
Ha! LHO started with T9xx of clubs and the SK I guess, perhaps the DA as well, and you found the HQ.
10h
comment In Bridge, what are “proper” responses to a “strong” 2 club bid?
Actually the other way around - 2D as waiting and 2H as the double negative - saves an additional step on the slam-investigation hands where it is most valuable. See above answer by jdh8.
20h
revised Bridge bidding response after rho overcalls at 2 level and you have stoppers and 14 pts
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reviewed Reject Bridge bidding response after rho overcalls at 2 level and you have stoppers and 14 pts
20h
comment Bridge bidding response after rho overcalls at 2 level and you have stoppers and 14 pts
@AlexanderWoo: In an Indy I carry two convention cards and give my partners the choice of which one to play. One has Splinters and upside-down discards and RKC; the other has only Stayman, Blackwood and Jacoby Transfers, if you catch my drift.
22h
comment Bridge bidding response after rho overcalls at 2 level and you have stoppers and 14 pts
@AlexanderWoo: All good agreements, but I tried to stick to bids that partner won't have to guess at the precise meaning of. Negative Doubles are ubiquitous today so I included them, but everything else I read as simply good standard bidding that one could confidently play in an Individual event.
1d
comment Bridge bidding response after rho overcalls at 2 level and you have stoppers and 14 pts
@ruds: 1) Thank you; corrected. 2) Yes, vulnerability matters, but I believe this is still the order in which to assess choices. Plus 800 beats the vulnerable game also, so if I have a good opening lead choice I might still consider this option; the breaks are bad both ways and LHO might find a raise to 3D.
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answered Bridge bidding response after rho overcalls at 2 level and you have stoppers and 14 pts
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revised Bridge bidding response after rho overcalls at 2 level and you have stoppers and 14 pts
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comment Bridge bidding response after rho overcalls at 2 level and you have stoppers and 14 pts
What system are you playing What agreements are in place with your partner? Bridge is a partnership game, and there are many effective system variants; both slow arrival and fast arrival have quality adherents. Also, it is impossible to give advice on a partial description of the hand: How many Heart do you have? Do you have a singleton or void on the side? Do you have a 5-card suit on the side? How long are your diamonds? All of these actors influence one's choice of bid in this istuation, and you have given us none of the answers.
2d
comment Trying to find the name of this patience-style game
"tomb" or "tome"? The former is where one buries rich people; the latter an old large book.
Apr
29
answered What adjustments do good bidders make for seven card fits?
Apr
27
revised Bidding a high point Bridge hand
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Apr
25
comment when south makes a bid and west 'doubles', does this mean west could become the declarer?
@user74091: I can strongly recommend Richard Pavlick's site: rpbridge.net
Apr
24
comment when south makes a bid and west 'doubles', does this mean west could become the declarer?
OP is inquiring about the rules of the game; which your answer pointedly does not del with at all. Confusing the issue with out-of-context comments on "modern standard non-natural conventional meaning of calls* does not help OP's understanding of the game one iota.
Apr
24
comment when south makes a bid and west 'doubles', does this mean west could become the declarer?
Here are the Laws of Rubber Bridge - 2014 Edition: cdn.acbl.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/…
Apr
24
revised Looking at your the last card played
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Apr
24
comment when south makes a bid and west 'doubles', does this mean west could become the declarer?
To assist in future interpretation, note the distinction between bids, which include only the calls naming a denomination and number of odd-tricks from 1 to 7, and calls which also include Pass, Double, and Redouble. Only Bids have the potential to make one player Declarer, and only if that Player is the first by her side to mention the denomination of the bid.
Apr
22
revised If damage is assigned to AAA during bombardment, can it defend before general combat begins in the territory or is it removed?
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