Posts by Jerry Helms

Ask Jerry: Surely there is more about redouble…

By Jerry Helms • 31 May, 2017

Dear Jerry, As a result of a recent disaster it is clear to me that I do not understand what responder should do after…

Ask Jerry: I would like your opinion on the following hand…By Jerry Helms

By Jerry Helms • 14 February, 2017

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The best available bid is often the least bad alternative.

Ask Jerry: Opening 1NT with a singleton By Jerry Helms

By Jerry Helms • 15 October, 2016

Jerry Helms & Jonathan Steinberg

Hi, Jerry, I would like your opinion on the following hand: ….

Ask Jerry: How to make penalty doubles playing Negative Doubles

By Jerry Helms • 21 February, 2016

Jerry Helms & Jonathan Steinberg

Dear Jerry, We play negative doubles. I was told opener should strain to reopen the bidding with a double in the following type of auction…Photo: Jerry Helms & Jonathan Steinberg

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By Jerry Helms • 7 January, 2016

Bob Bitterman & Jerry Helms

Dear Jerry, Our convention card is clearly marked “weak jump overcalls.” Yesterday, the auction proceeded:

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By Jerry Helms • 2 January, 2016

Jerry Helms Phoenix 2013

Dear Jerry, As an avid reader of your column, I would like to take exception to the advice you offered in the November Bulletin. Holding:

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By Jerry Helms • 25 June, 2015

Jerry Helms Phoenix 2013

Playing five-card majors, would you ever open with a four-card heart or spade suit?

Ask Jerry: Understand What Responder Should do After…

By Jerry Helms • 23 January, 2015

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Dear Jerry, As a result of a recent disaster it is clear to me that I do not understand what responder should do …

Ask Jerry: To Open 1NT with a five card Major

By Jerry Helms • 19 August, 2014

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Despite holding a five-card major, I elected to open 1NT to describe my values and shape.

Ak Jerry: Always choose a second bid before you choose a first

By Jerry Helms • 12 August, 2014

Jerry Helms Phoenix 2013

Many years ago, Alvin Roth gave the best advice I have ever heard about bidding.