Linda Lee — My personal bridge blog

Convention Card Fun

Ray and I have been going through the opposition convention cards to get the defenses all ready.  Just when I think we are done I get the dreaded email from Anna Gudge telling me that there have been changes.  I have learned my lesson, I will wait a few days more and try again.  One of the more interesting things I noted is the popularity of this defense against notrump.  It has various names but I think the most descriptive is multi landy

2C=majors, 2D=1 major, 2H=hearts and minor 2S=spades and a minor.  There are of course several variations but this is the gist of it.  Although I actually have played it I am not sure it is that much better than other choices but it is easy to play.  What do you think?

One other interesting thing is the many meanings of 2D, none of them natural.  Besides Multi in all its variations, strong bids of various types including 18-22 any shape distributional, major two suiters of various strength including gulp – 4-4 with a weak hand, an unspecified Acol 2 bid and of course the deaded dreaded Flannery.

Isabelle sent me a team picture taken in July. Here it is


The back row from left to right:

Rhoda, Isabelle, Pamela and Sylvia.

Front Row: Julie and Francine


SuzanneSeptember 8th, 2007 at 10:54 am

Actually, this defense is properly known as Woolsey, after its creator, and is more complex than your description of it.

Sharron JoseySeptember 26th, 2007 at 5:33 pm

Wonderful blog – good luck to the Canadian Women’s Team.

LeahOctober 6th, 2007 at 3:23 pm

Mazel tov! Keep up the good work.

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