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Also, if you have a difference of opinion with partner on the meaning of a bid, you have to correct that. If you have a difference of opinion with partner merely on whether the agreed meaning is alertable, you aren't obligated to correct partner's understanding of the law. You can simply hope that his understanding is correct.
April 10
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Ray and Ed, the point is that there is no difference between a natural spade bid and a spade bid that shows “spades or spades plus another suit”, since a natural spade bid might also contain another suit. I threw in Landy since in that case also the 2 in unlikely to be spades and hearts (since then you would bid 2).

I agree that you should alert 2 if it also promises holding a minor suit, but that is not what is described here.

In conclusion, Ray and Ed, you need to explain to us why you do not alert your weak twos since they also show either a single-suiter in the suit bid or that suit plus a minor…..
April 10
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There has been no misinformation. Playing Landy, 2 is spades or spades and a minor, and no one would ever alert.
This is the same agreement (as far as 2 is concerned), so partner correctly failed to alert a non-alertable call.
April 9
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So you mean it's 100% non-forcing, and it's 99.9% to play.
March 27
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Flat 17 with 7 losers and terrible controls? That hand illustrates why non-serious is superior to serious. I call that hand dummy in 3NT, at least at matchpoints.
March 27
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The best way to show you have four keycards is to bid 4NT and then 5NT, since partner surely has the other one and some tricks for not signing off over 3NT. However you only have three keycards today, so that might not be advisable.
March 27
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That's not a 4 bid but a 4 bid.
March 27
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What about Sheryl Sandberg? I hear there's a bridge player edition of _Lean In_ subtitled “look left; look right”.
March 27
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And before the euro, it had yet another meaning in Ireland….
March 27
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Oh, smoking and non-smoking will come up again, too. I'm guessing it won't be a tobacco thing, though….
March 27
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No we shouldn't. We should use value doubles but intervenor should leave the double in with nothing obvious to bid. This will be more useful on constructive hands AND result in as many successful defenses doubled.
March 27
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Sorry, missed that we were only talking PP&M songs.
March 27
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Nah, they'll just need the spade void. They may also need a club void to BID 7, but they may only need the spade void to MAKE 7.
March 27
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I guess 2 or 3, then, depending on my hand. :) Wouldn't most people double who chose one of these options also double holding the other? What else are they going to do? Pass?
March 27
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-Whoomp There It Is (while tapping declarer out of trump)
March 27
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The ACBL plainly thinks that the mother of *modern* contract bridge is Audrey Grant.
March 27
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They could just insert “by agreement” in the definition of psychic control.
March 27
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I'd certainly want to open that hand 1 if playing Precision!
March 26
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How absolute the knave is! We must speak by the card, or equivocation will undo us.
March 26
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When someone replies to me by name after two years, I start to wonder whether I have a stalker…
March 26
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