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Yeah I mis-read the auction. I am leaning toward 2C now, and I dno't even know what that means, but partner will probably bid again. I will pass 2D from partner, and probably bid 3C over 2H. It seems unlikely that partner will bid 2S at this point, but if so, then 3NT
June 7, 2012
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I bid 3N and I don't like it but I don't like anything else either.
June 7, 2012
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Looks like a good argument for XYZ, where 2D is artificial GF (2C would be artificial invitational).
Follow with 3C and all should be clear.

Of course, an immediate response of 3H(splinter) would avoid all of this, but stiff A is not the best splinter.
June 7, 2012
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Is that really a 4-card spade suit? I don't think so. 3N scoring 1 club, 4-5 diamonds, H A, and enough other tricks for nine. 3Cx is too risky at IMPs.
June 1, 2012
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I will redouble and then bid diamonds if partner can't double whatever they run to. I have a source of tricks and good defense.
May 29, 2012
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YES, I do have a 12 count, but NO, I don't have good cards for partner. SQ is worthless, DJ may as well be a small D.
5D is enough.

With most partners I have an agreement that 4N cannot be Blackwood in a jammed auction.
May 23, 2012
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I give partner 7 (or 8) hearts and a spade void. Thus, he needs one minor suit winner (or none) for this to be a good sac. Against spades we have one or two tricks tops.
May 22, 2012
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I had this type of hand come up in a team match a couple years ago, and I chose to bid 3N. Later, it was agreed that if responder has a bare min response (5-count, bad suit), then 2N is probably the limit of the hand.
I hate to reverse which in my book guarantees longer first suit than second
May 14, 2012
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I think that 4D has to be invitational, and if not, then what invitational bid is there? I believe any other bid would be forcing
May 8, 2012
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4D should get the message across. I think this is a weaker action than 3D followed by raising 3M to 4M.
April 25, 2012
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The spade bid strengthens my hand. 2S is an underbid, and 2H is an overbid, but I plan to bid 3S next. If I bid 2S there likely won't be a next.
March 30, 2012
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In order to beat this, partner probably needs a trick, so I lead stiff while controlling the other suits and hopefully I'll figure out where partner's trick is. Two spade tricks are unlikely, so I'll try for the ruff instead.
March 13, 2012
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Rule of 2-3-4 dictates 4D, assuming 7 diamond winners. This helps partner a lot in subsequent actions
Feb. 23, 2012
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