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With only 18 HCP and no spades this makes a lot of sense. Someone will bid something.
Jan. 15
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I think 4 as natural GF and 5 as Gerber are considered ‘standard’.
Nov. 25, 2019
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I'm surprised there aren't more votes for 1NT here. It does overstate the hand a bit, but knowing partner had diamonds 3NT looks like the most likely game, if there is one.
Sept. 24, 2019
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I think jumping to 5 is obviously not ideal, but West should bid 6 or better 6NT with the control in my opinion. I'm not sure what else 5 could be asking for.
July 30, 2019
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Just to clarify our teammates also would have doubled but the auction was a bit different and it got played from the other side where it cannot be beat.
July 24, 2019
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Were you present when this was shuffled and dealt? It looks so much like a fixed hand.
July 5, 2019
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I will be in Athens soon. I may be looking for a game on July 1 but I have family obligations as well. Any suggestion on a club with a high quality game near Kolonaki?
June 15, 2019
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I like the pre-emptive value of 4. They just might have at least a partial their way, and it will be difficult to double an auction like this.
May 28, 2019
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Well, FWIW, doubling was wrong on this hand, so the majority wins. I lost. 2 makes, and actually W pulled to 3, which also makes.
May 2, 2019
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Neither of my suits would be worth any kind of overcall at the 2-level, so I trust partner has a better suit than I do.
April 30, 2019
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Steve I'm glad somebody thinks of me as young.
April 30, 2019
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I pass. It's tempting to bid something, but where are your tricks coming from if you end up declaring any denomination?
April 10, 2019
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I agree it's difficult without some prior agreement. I would share what that agreement was if it existed.
March 25, 2019
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Some people voted before I put the agreement up.
March 14, 2019
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I'm just guessing that the double showed 4 hearts. South held 4 hearts and 5 diamonds.
Feb. 6, 2019
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I believe it shows 4 hearts.
Feb. 5, 2019
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I've always been concerned that the BW community would think I'm a terrible player because I don't post the hands where everything worked out, which is most of them.
I recognize many of the comments you refer to from my posts, but I personally don't take offense. I also agree that they are often inappropriate.
Dec. 13, 2018
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There was a typo in this comment.
Dec. 11, 2018
Andy Caranicas edited this comment Dec. 11, 2018
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I start with 2 and depending on what happens, I can bid 2NT next to show as well. I don't like the immediate double with no support.
Dec. 5, 2018
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If there are three security lines at the airport, chances are the one in the middle is not the least busy. Not really restricted choice but pretty useful if not completely obvious.
Dec. 4, 2018
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