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And also, 3 might make.
Sept. 19, 2016
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If I thought LHO was going to bid 3, I would pass. I might bid 3 because I am afraid LHO might pass 3, and I want to bully him into bidding.
Sept. 19, 2016
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With a weaker hand I might ignore hearts in order to preempt in diamonds. But probably not with 5 s and only 4 s.
Sept. 19, 2016
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Perhaps a less dangerous way to get partner to value clubs is 2.
Sept. 19, 2016
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I remember being taught by a multiple national champion that there is no such thing as a bad 6-5: If it's good enough to open, it's good enough to open in the 6-card suit.
Sept. 19, 2016
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That might be because he has commented in this thread and she hasn't, rather than having anything to do with their sex….
Sept. 19, 2016
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It's only relevant because Grzegorz brought this matter to Roy's attention in the rudest way imaginable. So the natural (and IMO correct) reaction in this case really is to skewer the messenger and then figure out what to do next. I will be shocked if Roy doesn't do the right thing.
Sept. 19, 2016
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So the point of the question was whether to bid 3 or 4 in a context where 3 would not be forcing, but everyone answered thinking 3 would be forcing….
Sept. 19, 2016
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I'm not familiar with any style where a 2/1 *in competition* promises one more bid, even if below game.
Sept. 19, 2016
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I would open 2 planning to rebid 2NT.
Sept. 19, 2016
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Regarding item 4, it's no surprise that players don't always check posted scores during the correction period. In US tournaments, for example, the schedule and the slowness of printers often makes there be an alternative between checking scores and getting proper sustenance before the next session.
Sept. 19, 2016
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It will be interesting the first time someone accepts an opening lead out of turn at your small remote club.
Sept. 18, 2016
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If I'm not going to bid 3 with this hand, why am I playing Rubensohl?
Sept. 18, 2016
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I chose 4 as least likely to lead to confusion, but I am shocked no one has yet voted for 3.
Sept. 18, 2016
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That's a good point. By the way, were there cuts between the 7th session and the 10th?
Sept. 18, 2016
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Right. Funnily enough, I not only do exactly that but even raise the requirements for a 1 opening in 3rd/4th, and my 1NT is 13+-16. I don't see the point of opening balanced 12s and mediocre 13s in 3rd/4th that have no good suit if I am opening most 10s in 1st/2nd.
Sept. 18, 2016
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And since this was basically a logistical screw-up (yes, the players share some of the responsibility, but the playing and scoring conditions and lack of due care by the organizers were mainly to blame), we should know that names of the heads that roll to convince us this won't happen again. If not, maybe a new organization should get a chance to run world championships. One that wants to impress bridge players and bridge fans rather than the IOC.
Sept. 18, 2016
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When 1 can be on xx in a balanced 11-13 count, it really doesn't do much to help with a lead.
Sept. 18, 2016
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I would bid 2NT assuming your opening style is mainstream. If you open lighter than average, I would change my answer.
Sept. 18, 2016
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You never know what is going on on these hands, but there's a good enough chance LHO is about to raise that I'd rather not double just yet. I chose pass, but 3 could also easily be right.
Sept. 18, 2016
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