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Nov
9
comment How little strength should I have in bid suits for a negative double?
Other than perhaps a rubber bridge club, they are under general licence here as far as I know, and were so much demanded by the Bridge magazine panel that they were made part of the system in the poll. They are also in the Argine system so must be quite popular in France. If you have a suit of your own and no fit for partner you can bid your suit without jumping.
Nov
5
comment How little strength should I have in bid suits for a negative double?
Nice answer except that you are in danger of being pre-empted out of the auction if you try to find a 4-4 fit in the other major rather than supporting your partner. You double, the next hand raises 2 clubs to 3 and it may be too late for you to go back to 3 of your partner's suit. But it might not be and had you just supported right away partner may have chosen to bid on to 3. Similarly if they raise their overcall to 4 or whatever. A fit-jump if you have it is always a nice bid
Nov
5
comment With what kind of trump holdings is a 4-4 trump fit superior?
Yes, and note that on the hand posted above but without the jack of hearts, you can make 6 spades on a 3-2 trump break even if hearts are 4-1.
Nov
4
answered With what kind of trump holdings is a 4-4 trump fit superior?
Oct
21
comment Do you need more to “pre-empt” with a major, than a minor suit?
The quality of the suit has to be good though even if you allow only 6 of them. AQJxxx for example, and partner might go 3NT with Kx.
Aug
25
comment Defense to Strong Pass Systems
this answer deserves its downvote, the question asks whether forcing pass was played in any tournaments and what defences were / might be used against it, not whether it is licenced at ACBL..
Feb
3
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Jan
21
comment Why is this type of hesitation considered unethical?
With AKQ9x opposite xxx I can cash a 2nd one in case they are 4-1 once East has put in the jack.. Anyway I always remember a hand where I was defending and Dick Shek was declaring, I was on his left and dummy had AK10xx and no entries in a suit. He led towards the holding and I thought just a bit with Qxx then threw the queen in. He ducked and finessed the 10 next round. When it lost to the jack he made no tricks at all from the suit losing 2.. His contract did go down..
Jan
20
comment duplicate bridge revoke not agreed upon
some players shuffle their cards before returning them to the wallet so the next player can't work out the order the cards were played, which really would be unauthorised info. Good idea to do that.
Jan
20
answered Should I reopen this hand?
Jan
19
answered Defense to Strong Pass Systems
Jan
19
answered In Bridge, What Is “Playing the Card You Are Known to Hold?”
Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Indeed the lead did not work out this time. Low works when partner has Qx so it doesn't block the suit, when declarer has a certain stopper eg Qxx opposite Jx in dummy or some holdings where declarer has 4 cards with your partner and dummy both having 2, and partner will get in eventually to stop 9 tricks on top.
Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Problem is if you continue with the king and a 3rd one, your hand is dead and partner's ace will give your side just 3 tricks. If partner didn't have 9 on top a low one at trick 2 would at least achieve 1 off. What form of scoring is it?
Nov
24
answered Why would you not move pawn two spaces during first move in chess?
Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
So from AK9xx I lead the ace? Or a low one as finding partner with Jxx, declarer Qxx and dummy 10x is too remote to make it the right thing? Although partner could also have 4 small
Nov
24
answered Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Nov
24
comment Is there a reasonable suit preference signal on this lead?
Of course if the lead is from AK9xx and dummy has 10x your partner will need to keep the Jack to lead next round. Oh well, I guess you're stumped.
Nov
5
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Nov
5
revised Would changing the value of Scrabble tiles have a negative effect on the game?
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