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South Opens a Standard American 1♣️, would you overcall or pass?

 

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With ♠️Q ♥️KT8 ♦️AJ82 ♣️KJ863, will you overcall if Right Hand Opponent opens a Standard American 1♣️?  Your only option, under current system policy, if you were to avoid a brown sticker convention, is to overcall 1♦️. 

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Bridge Policy E04: Two defensive bidding schemes against Standard 1♣️ Opening

 

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This article links to a video that discusses two defences against a standard 1♣️ opening, based on the analysis presented in the third video of this series. I also discuss the bidding on Board 21 of HCL 2021 QF with each of these methods. It turns out that the bidding is a cinch.

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Bridge Policy E03: Is Club suit the longest suit when a player opens Standard 1♣️?

The 1♣️ opening in Standard American is an opening of convenience. Hands that don't fit in other more well-defined openings are opened with 1♣️. The 1Nt opening takes care of Balanced or semi-balanced hands with 15-17 HCP; with 5+ cards in a Major suit, one opens 1♠️ 1♥️; and with length in Diamonds, one opens 1♦️. The 1♣️ opening covers all other 12-21 HCP hands. What does that mean for opponents?   

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Bridge Policy E02: A difficult bidding problem arises as Black suit cards are interchanged.

The batsman in the picture is Sachin Tendulkar. He is perhaps the all-time best batsman. The picture shows him being symbolically handcuffed while playing. What will be the result?

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RUIA 2001 final, INDIA BLUES vs FORMIDABLES

The first session began almost o­n time. Two of the side rooms at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose indoor stadium provided the venue for the first session. The semi-finals were played under the stands of the Eden Gardens, the famous cricket stadium. There was a VU GRAPH for the knockout rounds, however, the equipment could not be moved before the start of the first session, so the first session of the final was not o­n the VU GRAPH.

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