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There are several different versions of XYZ.  I would like some opinions as to which you prefer and why.  When I first started playing XYZ about 12 years ago, it seemed that was the only version and it worked great and seemed so logical that it was quite easy to learn and play.  Quite a bit later other versions came out and I tend to think that the original (or the one I played) was better in that it kept invitational hands at a lower level and if hands didn't fit it was easier to find the best place to play.

My version (or the one I learned) is as in 1 example:

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2NT
 promised 5H and invitational values to 2NT

now if over 2D partner would bid 2H that would promise 6H and invitational values as the standard version partner would have to jump to 3H to show invitational values with 6 H.

Now the version changes and says that the above auction promises 4H and a fit for partners opener.  How does that make better sense the the original version?

I would really like to hear from my bridge winners friends their versions and opinions.

Thanks

 

                                                 

                       

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