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If I'd look for swing then I bid 2NT.
Oct. 17
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It is very risky for E to enter the level 2 (having option to bid 1) of bidding if you are nearly sure that opponents have more HCPs than you, and S can easily calculate these HCPs. Especially in this voulnerability, when doubling WE can give better score than playing game by NS.
E does not hold AKQJ in hearts, which could be very helpful in playing hearts contract. May be he has 7 hearts, but then he had other option: 3.
Can you give me a reason why 7 is not true.
Nobody among voters pass, so they believe E has strong arguments for his bid.
What other - if not speculations - arguments we have during the bidding?
Oct. 16
Andrzej Matuszewski edited this comment Oct. 16
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It follows from:
1. W already passed.
2. N opened
3. E does not know what S holds.
4. E does not hold AJ
5. We play at IMPs
6. WE are reds vs greens
7. NS would have no problems to find spades if they have 8+ of them. If E has 3 spades, probability that NS have 8+ spades is smaller.
Oct. 16
Andrzej Matuszewski edited this comment Oct. 16
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It seems that an optimal move for the “crossruffing ” line is to ruff clubs in the second trick.
Oct. 16
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I changed hearts.
Oct. 16
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OK David, but W must be Kit who would play low in tempo seeing A in dummy.
Oct. 15
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If he would guess not to give ace I can guess to enter king ;-)
Oct. 15
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When W has A he will enter. When he does not I play low.
In 75% percent of cases I will not lose.
If E wins Q (25%) then he will not necessarily cash the ace.
Oct. 15
Andrzej Matuszewski edited this comment Oct. 15
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First of all we can take the first diamonds trick.
Oct. 15
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5-1 at least in one Major is not very low probability.
Oct. 15
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I put Pete's diagram as “aa” article
Oct. 15
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Assume I am S.
If we play diamonds we basically win when Q is in hands of W.
Our chances are rather low if AQ are in hands of E.
It is difficult to say what will be in case W has A and E has Q. Many factors can influence.
Oct. 15
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If E is a good player he have to hold 12 good HCPs with 3 spades for such bid. Do you play against good players Jordan?
Oct. 15
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It is very good that Kit is going to enter into this problem. His task will be extremely difficult. To compare 2 lines (or beginnings): “through spades” and “through diamonds” one has to consider subjective probabilities that intervene in the second line. They depends on class of opponents.
Oct. 14
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At first glance one may think that there no other line than establishing spades. “Since we do not have communication to establish diamonds”.
But we can make pressure on them.

I ruff in hand and play 9 of diamonds.
Oct. 14
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Yes I agree that 4 is sort of automatic i.e. not at good expert standard. We know that in 99% of cases pd will tell 4. We can insist through 5 but then also in 99% of cases we will hear 5. So 5 at once is a good idea!
Oct. 13
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3 is bad because who knows if it is forcing or not :-(
X is also a pocker move…
Oct. 13
Andrzej Matuszewski edited this comment Oct. 13
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It seems that here it is important how pd would understand my 4.
Oct. 11
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Good bidding means: considering all possible continuations of auction, which in turn depend on pd's holdings.

If we (after 3) will hear 3NT from pd it is a sort of cue bid. There is one shortcoming: pd can say 3NT with QJx, Q10x or even with Qxx.
Fortunately probability is very low of such “queen cue bid” since there is high probability of the fact that pd holds only doubleton in clubs.
Oct. 11
Andrzej Matuszewski edited this comment Oct. 11
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My side is the active one in this deal. I want to gather most information possible and try to give same possibility to my pd.
Oct. 10
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