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 on: August 14, 2018, 09:36:40 PM 
Started by RogerPfi - Last post by lute57
Thanks Brian, you solved my problem. That is exactly what happened and your work around was spot on. I simply had to use Roger's file/open function and remembered where I stored the downloaded file.

Very nice, Roger. All folks who have been taking Oliver's classes should try it. Not to give anything away, it is one of those hands you could have claimed before the opening lead and told the opponents exactly what was in North's hand EXCEPT here Asker is not the Declarer. So North's bun hole might tighten after South's final bid but once they see South's hand they should be able to claim.

Also, I think I know the second possible hand type consistent with the bidding but I do not want to spoil the fun.

So piglets [gotta get a better name especially for our lady players] have a go. What is the final contract? What is exactly North's hand? And what is a second possible hand holding by North?

John

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 on: August 14, 2018, 03:32:53 PM 
Started by RogerPfi - Last post by brian_m
I need your assistance, Roger. I tried to open the file but it says I have to download aaBridge player first. I have already loaded your program. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Any suggestions?

If you tried to open the file by double-clicking on it and you have the old Windows client installed, John, then it may well be that .LIN files are associated with that program (NetBridgeVu.exe) rather than Roger's program. Unfortunately, I can't remember enough Windows (and it's probably different under Windows 10!) to tell you how to change the file associations. Possibly opening Roger's program first and then trying to open the .LIN file from within Roger's program will be an easy workround.


P.S.  A pedant writes - I can give you two hands consistent with your bidding, Roger. Your quiz question is to give me the second one...  ;D  And yes, I think the other hand is just as good an opener as the one I think you had!




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 on: August 14, 2018, 04:16:50 AM 
Started by RogerPfi - Last post by lute57
I need your assistance, Roger. I tried to open the file but it says I have to download aaBridge player first. I have already loaded your program. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Any suggestions?

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 on: August 13, 2018, 07:20:31 PM 
Started by RogerPfi - Last post by RogerPfi
This is a pre-release of Roger's Finds #27  (as found in aaBridge)

You need to download and play the lin file.

When you do you will see a great example of an Asking bid sequence.  It is written up  for

   a)  NON OCP'ers  to get them to visualize the "answerers" hand.

   b)  for novice Asking bidders to decide what they would ASK next.

--
Roger

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 on: July 24, 2018, 04:49:26 PM 
Started by Jimmy - Last post by brian_m


Speaking of overcalls, I think I might also be finding a bid directly over South's strong 1 !C with the West hand. You can only combat the opponents you have, but it seems to me that your opponents could benefit from some guidance of how to defend against Precision!


Yup, no doubt about that.    ::)

Most of our opponents are 2/1 and are unfamiliar with Strong Club Systems.   The better players interfere early and then stop without sacrificing.  (not sure why,  but,  we have built preventative penalty doubles into the system).  In this case,  E/W would have been down 4 at 6 hearts,


I'm not going to 6 !H at equal vulnerability, but a pair that doesn't get to 4 !H (or 5 !C) early in the bidding isn't even trying.

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 on: July 24, 2018, 02:41:41 PM 
Started by Jimmy - Last post by Jimmy


Speaking of overcalls, I think I might also be finding a bid directly over South's strong 1 !C with the West hand. You can only combat the opponents you have, but it seems to me that your opponents could benefit from some guidance of how to defend against Precision!


Yup, no doubt about that.    ::)

Most of our opponents are 2/1 and are unfamiliar with Strong Club Systems.   The better players interfere early and then stop without sacrificing.  (not sure why,  but,  we have built preventative penalty doubles into the system).  In this case,  E/W would have been down 4 at 6 hearts, 

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 on: July 24, 2018, 02:29:51 PM 
Started by Jimmy - Last post by brian_m
Yup,   I should have included the whole hand,  thought about it.   Here it is and based on the whole hand East would probably pass and West might bid later (?)  Hard to say what opponents would do against OCP,  just know what our opponents did against our strong club system. 

Again,  the opponents bidding the Hearts and Clubs definitely helped us bid the slam (allowed for cue bid showing control and Diamond support).   Not sure if we would have bid a slam without the opponents help.  Thanks. 

                                           Dealer South  No One Vul

                                          North

                                            !S
                                            !H 10432
                                            !D AJ98765
                                            !C K3
 West                                                                                         East                     

 !S 875                                                                                         !S  QJ64
 !H KJ9                                                                                         !H  Q8765
 !D 2                                                                                            !D  3
 !C QJ8762                                                                                    !C  A109
                                                South

                                                !S AK10932
                                                !H A
                                                !D KQ104
                                                !C 54

OK, then let's resume with East passing

1 !C  -   P  -     2 !D  -  2 !H      (Positive Response in Diamonds, 5+)
pass  -  3 !C  -  3 !H  -  pass        (pass =  !D gamma, 3 !H!D Hxxxxx)
3 !S  -  pass  -  4 !C  - pass       (3 !S = relay beta, 4 !C = 3 controls)
4 !H  - pass  - 4 !S   -  pass       (4 !H = Epsilon, cheaper than 5 !C, 4 !S = no  !H control, can't have  !H AK)
6 !D - all pass                           (3 controls must be  !D A and  !C K)

It would get a little more awkward if West bids 4 !H over 3 !S because North will pass to show 3 controls. Now I think South has run out of room because a  !C Epsilon will mean we go past 5 !D with two  !C losers if North has specifically 3rd round control.

I do have to say that I think West's 3 !C is a crap bid, though. Look at how much more difficult it is if West, knowing that opponents have a 1 !C opener and a positive response, just makes the sensible bid of 4 !H after his partner's 2 !H. Maybe West has been burned by East's overcalls before!  ;D  I'd certainly prefer a double (assuming it's takeout of  !D) on East's hand rather than bidding that moth-eaten  !H suit.

Speaking of overcalls, I think I might also be finding a bid directly over South's strong 1 !C with the West hand. You can only combat the opponents you have, but it seems to me that your opponents could benefit from some guidance of how to defend against Precision!

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 on: July 24, 2018, 01:47:44 PM 
Started by Jimmy - Last post by Jimmy
Yup,   I should have included the whole hand,  thought about it.   Here it is and based on the whole hand East would probably pass and West might bid later (?)  Hard to say what opponents would do against OCP,  just know what our opponents did against our strong club system. 

Again,  the opponents bidding the Hearts and Clubs definitely helped us bid the slam (allowed for cue bid showing control and Diamond support).   Not sure if we would have bid a slam without the opponents help.  Thanks. 

                                           Dealer South  No One Vul

                                          North

                                            !S
                                            !H 10432
                                            !D AJ98765
                                            !C K3
 West                                                                                         East                     

 !S 875                                                                                         !S  QJ64
 !H KJ9                                                                                         !H  Q8765
 !D 2                                                                                            !D  3
 !C QJ8762                                                                                    !C  A109
                                                South

                                                !S AK10932
                                                !H A
                                                !D KQ104
                                                !C 54

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 on: July 24, 2018, 10:07:15 AM 
Started by Jimmy - Last post by brian_m
Had this hand today.  Ended up in 6 !D played from the North Hand (lead into the Club K). 

Note:  There was interference bidding by E/W in Hearts & Clubs,  which allowed South to Que Bid Hearts.  The interference allowed us to bid a reasonable slam. 

Curious as to how OCP handles this one with the interference.


Our bidding was
South            North
1 !C  -   P  -     2 !D  -  2 !H      (Positive Response in Diamonds, 5+)
2 !S  -  3 !C  -  3 !D  -  3 !H     (6+ Diamonds)
4 !H  -   P    -   4NT   - P           (4 Hearts Cue, showed control and good Diamond Support  - 4NT is KCB)
5 !H  -   P   -    6 !D                  (3/5 Controls,   North bids 6 diamonds with what appears to be protected K clubs since West on lead)

Thanks.   


Dealer South

North

 !S
 !H 10432
 !D AJ98765
 !C K3

South

 !S AK10932
 !H A
 !D KQ104
 !C 54


There's not enough information here, Jimmy, because East will not be able to bid 3 !H.

The bidding using OCP will go

1 !C  -   P  -     2 !D  -  2 !H      (Positive Response in Diamonds, 5+)
pass  -  3 !C  -  3 !H  -  ??        (pass =  !D gamma, 3 !H!D Hxxxxx)

and now we need to know whether East is going to pass or bid 4 !H, or maybe even be obliging enough to gift us a couple of extra bids by doubling 3 !H (I've seen it happen far too many times to discount the possibility!)  ::)



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 on: July 24, 2018, 03:24:52 AM 
Started by Jimmy - Last post by Jimmy
Had this hand today.  Ended up in 6 !D played from the North Hand (lead into the Club K). 

Note:  There was interference bidding by E/W in Hearts & Clubs,  which allowed South to Que Bid Hearts.  The interference allowed us to bid a reasonable slam. 

Curious as to how OCP handles this one with the interference.


Our bidding was
South            North
1 !C  -   P  -     2 !D  -  2 !H      (Positive Response in Diamonds, 5+)
2 !S  -  3 !C  -  3 !D  -  3 !H     (6+ Diamonds)
4 !H  -   P    -   4NT   - P           (4 Hearts Cue, showed control and good Diamond Support  - 4NT is KCB)
5 !H  -   P   -    6 !D                  (3/5 Controls,   North bids 6 diamonds with what appears to be protected K clubs since West on lead)

Thanks.   


Dealer South

North

 !S
 !H 10432
 !D AJ98765
 !C K3

South

 !S AK10932
 !H A
 !D KQ104
 !C 54

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