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All comments by Andy Caranicas
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This is an interesting question. A direct raise with 3 card support is definitely possible with this partner.
Dec. 15, 2017
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Sorry I had the wrong auction. Responder bid 2, not 3.
Dec. 14, 2017
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I appreciate the expectation that we have enough for game, but what is N supposed to bid after the double holding:
Q10xx 98x Kxx Jxx? And would that be enough for game?
Nov. 30, 2017
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I think East's failure to double shows a maximum of three spades. I would have cashed KJ at Tricks 3 and 4. Then play 3 rds of spades ending in hand, and if they were 3-3 you are good and if not then ruff one in dummy with 8. Cash A and you have 3 spades, 1 diamond, and 6 heart tricks.
If E in fact started with 4 spades then I pay off.
Nov. 20, 2017
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Pretty much 50-50. I passed for +180. At the other table it was 2, raised to 3, for +150.
Responder held 3343 10-count including KJx. I don't remember the rest but 9 tricks were easy on any lead.
Some suggested that after 2 responder should have bid 2NT which would have gotten them to 3NT.
Nov. 16, 2017
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A lot of sympathy for the bidders. At the table, this hand bid 3. I was N and rebid 3, and then my partner loved his 9-count with AJ and bid 4 making 5. I held AQ10xx Q108xxx Jx void
Nov. 16, 2017
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Like the majority, I chose 2 with this hand. Then my LHO bid 4 passed back to me. I didn't like any of my options now and was wondering if I should have started with 3 or something different to better describe this hand.
Nov. 15, 2017
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W is the only player who passed after both of the opponents' hands were known to be limited. I think either hand could bid in the pass out seat, but E coming in a live auction is dangerous.
Nov. 8, 2017
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Yes your point is well taken. E played 2 at T1 Standard count and attitude.
Oct. 27, 2017
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3NT could work if partner has a diamond card OR if the suit blocks OR if LHO has a void. But I still double and if partner bids 4 I guess I just have to pass.
Oct. 24, 2017
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It looks like double but what do I do when partner bids 4? I can't really correct to 4NT, so I'll avoid that problem by bidding 3NT now.
Oct. 12, 2017
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I played a 12-board speedball on BBO a couple years ago where we defended all 12 boards, and I am pretty sure we just passed on about 10 of them.
Oct. 12, 2017
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I voted step but I've been playing a modified step where 2D is 0-1 ctrl and 0-4 HCP, 2H is 0-1 ctrl and 5+ HCP, and up from there.
I like steps but I seem to be in the minority at least in my bride community.
Oct. 12, 2017
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Maybe opening 1 is fine as long as your rebid is in partner's 5-card suit.
Oct. 5, 2017
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I always play that the redouble is required, but it is a matter of agreement. This situation did not have a specific agreement, so I redouble thinking it is ‘standard’. In any case, it gives partner a chance to clarify.
Oct. 3, 2017
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Even with the actual hand I'm not sure I want to be in 6.
Oct. 3, 2017
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Was it late at night? Perhaps the robot was tired.
Oct. 3, 2017
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I really like to pass here to give partner a chance to double their next bid. Then I'll try 3 if it comes around to me undoubled.
Oct. 3, 2017
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In retrospect, I should have put 1m then 2 as an option. interesting comments from everyone. On this particular hand, partner held: A1097 K8 KJ9 8642.
Two pairs (at least one of them using precision) got to 6 and one made and one went down one. The rest of the field was in 3NT.
I think the 1 then 2 approach is most likely to lead to a 6 contract.
Oct. 3, 2017
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I voted 1 so maybe I could be a teaching pro?
Sept. 29, 2017
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