Posts by Steve Robinson

Cover me By Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 15 March, 2017

There are exceptions to every rule, including the rule about covering an honor with an honor. Photo: Maximo Crusizio

Preempts with Fit By Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 15 October, 2016

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Partner opens 3D favorable and you have five diamonds with nothing on the outside. An example hand would be …

When Should you Double a Weak NT? By Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 10 October, 2016

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Your RHO opens a 12-14 notrump. Holding Kxx/Kxx/Kxxx/Kxx, I think you would pass. Assuming you’re playing penalty doubles of weak notrumps, what are…

Preempting Style By Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 27 August, 2016

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I asked my expert panel — Let’s assume that you’re in control of your partnership preempting style. Assume favorable in first seat.

Which forcing raise with a singleton do you choose? By Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 12 April, 2016

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I asked my expert panel: Partner opens one-of-a-major. You have a GF hand with at least four-card support for partner and you have a singleton or void. With what types of hands do you splinter?

Forcing Bids after a Takeout Double

By Steve Robinson • 17 February, 2016

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What below game sequences are forcing after you make a takeout double? RHO opens…

Opening 1NT with Off-Shape Hands and/or Suits with No Stoppers by Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 14 February, 2016

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asked my experts. You’re playing 15-17 1NT openers. What are your thoughts about opening 1NT on slightly unbalanced hands? Five-card majors? Hands with non-stopped suits such as…

Advice on Playing Against Better Teams by Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 21 April, 2015

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I asked my expert panel the following question: What advice would you give to a quartet of up-and-coming bridge players who are about to play a 24-board Regional knockout match against a team that obviously has more experience and more talent?

Swiss Team Strategy by Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 3 February, 2015

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Disasters happen and when they do the most important point is to keep playing bridge. If you are going to swing, and most of the panel says don’t, make

Bergen Raises by Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 15 February, 2014

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I asked my expert panel to discuss Bergen raises. Bergen Raises: One-of-a-major – three-of-the-same-major is a preemptive raise. Partner opens…