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What do you open?

Apparently this hand appears in the Seattle Times today. The author of that article suggests opening 1♣ and rebidding ♠ twice. This post is a counterpoint opinion.

There was a time when the mainstream recommendation …

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Happy 2021, goodbye and good riddance to 2020

  •   Fri 01 January 2021
  •   Misc

Happy New Year! This year in particular might be even happier than most, since we can officially close the books on 2020.

I had been planning to post more often, but when Covid hit and I was isolating at home my priorities shifted. For quite a while I wasn't playing …

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Welcome to Tom Carmichael's bridge website.
Tom is an ACBL Grand Life Master, Bridge Teacher and Professional Player.
His hobbies outside of bridge include tabletop games and computers.