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The System is not too old, developed by bridge players (unfortunately I am not one of them, just a happy user). I'll show them this topic, they'll contact you, or share some info here.
Oct. 1, 2019
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It is a bit more complex than the choices you offered :)

Good to know:
- 1 then 2 is mostly 6+ (good 5 possible) and limited in cca 11-14 HCP
- 1 then 2 is about 11-17, thus partner passes it less frequently

Thus…

- With a weak hand (up to 14) and good 5 clubs I open 1 planning to rebid 2.
- With 2=2=4=5, 11-14 HCP and not totally empty majors I open 1 planning to rebid 1NT.
- With strong (17+) hands I open 1 then reverse with 2.
With 15-16 HCP and a singleton I tend to open 1 and rebid 2, wich is wider range than 1 then 2.
- With 15-16 and 2=2=4=5 I prefer opening 1NT, even with a singleton top honour.
- With 11-14, good diamonds, weak clubs I also open 1 and rebid 2.
- With 11-14, scattered values 1 and 1N rebid is also possible, even with singleton in partner's suit.
Sept. 30, 2019
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A system is already there and working. Check this out:
www.lovebridge.com

Tuesday evenings (18:15 CEST = 12:15 pm New York summer time) you can follow the upper divisions of Budapest Team Championship with a 30 minutes delay (to prevent peeking), or can watch any past event. (Click on Vugraph, red button in the upper left corner)

We play it on tablets (behind screens, but it is not essential), the UI is comfortable, easy to use, we like it, noone complains of not playing with cards. And the opportunity to analyze the play or compare to other tables is fantastic. The difference from BBO is that you don't need operators, and you can always see things as they really happened.

The software also measures and records thinking times, thus TDs' works is easier if someone is late, or it is doubtful whether there was a BIT. You can't revoke, can't bid or lead out of turn, etc.

Anyway, this is the third championship we play on tablets, there was a 8-round MP pairs champinonship and a 8-round cross-IMP one (248 boards each).
Sept. 30, 2019
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We play it as GF, non 5-5
Sept. 30, 2019
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A and to the Q is exactly the same chance as finessing the 10 in 1st round (what De Wijs played)
Sept. 30, 2019
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I held this hand and passed.
My reasoning:
-160 is not the end of the world in teams, we can easily go for -200 if I bid something. If it's -360 then we can go down doubled for -500.
1NT was excluded, it promises more ((7)8-10) in our methods.
And my partner is agressive when bidding games.
Sept. 26, 2019
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Sept. 26, 2019
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5N (pick a slam) - 6 (huge hand, 2 suits)
7 ( + , since did not bid 6 directly)
Sept. 10, 2019
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South's sequence looks like a grand slam try (without that he could have bid 6 directly). North has more than enough to bid on (6), now South can bid 7

Anyway North's 6 is a huge underbid, since partner forced to at least a small slam and North has about 4 extra tricks above a minimal double
Sept. 10, 2019
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Sept. 10, 2019
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When it is my choice, I prefer Precision or standard with strong NT, there is a friend who sticks to weak NT.
But…
- you may pass with 4-5 hcp and balanced hand
- the real question is whether you do better in 1N, which is not sure at all
- I don't think that 2M is an option with 16, and we don't play any special gadget to handle strong NT hands
Sept. 9, 2019
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Sept. 9, 2019
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When I (rarely) play weak NT …
- we normally raise 1M to 3M with strong NT and support (it denies shortness)
- with a bad 15 raise to 2M is allowed
- with 4M-333 1N is allowed
Sept. 8, 2019
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Someone should have asked keycards, as usual.
Have I already mentioned that noone is smart enough to play control bids profitably? (yes, I have)

To be a bit more constructive: if North decided to go past 3N, 4 as a splinter is a good descriptive bid, isn't it? Then South can sign off or ask keycards (hopefully with step 1), or can cuebid 4 and North can ask for keycards if you play that way.

Another thought: if 4 is a control bid, has it denied and controls? Because in that case South can simply stop in 5.
Sept. 6, 2019
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Nice duck at trick 1 from East
Sept. 6, 2019
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my undisturbed version:

1N - 3 __ 15-17 // GF, short , 54+ minors (some play exactly 1=3=(5-4))
4 - 4 __ 4+ , good hand // RKC
4 - 5 __ 0/3 // spiral scan (kings in importance order?)
5 - ? __ has K, but no K

Now North can count:
- if South's s can be discarded on s then A + AK + ruff + 5 + 4 = 13
- if South has 3+ then A + 2 ruffs + AK + 4 (South) + 4 = 13
- otherwise the heart finesse or the Q at South may help
Of course in most cases we need s to behave, or 5 diamonds at south.
Sept. 6, 2019
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I don't have any problem with your remark, but it's completely useless to teach adults (except perhaps your partner after the session) to anything. If they haven't learned it so far, they won't learn it now. Perhaps do not even want to (as this lady).
Sept. 6, 2019
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OK, try this one: Opener can't be strong, since he opened with 3. Hence NF.
Sept. 6, 2019
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Opener can't be strong, since he did not open with double. Hence NF.
Sept. 1, 2019
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Never ever bid a grand unless you checked the keycards and can count at least 12.5 tricks. That is, grand slams are not based on general strength.

Anyway, I gave up playing fit jumps, because those hands (that looked good in textbooks) never occured in real life. Splinter hands do occur.
Aug. 30, 2019
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Aug. 30, 2019
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Why would West bid anything on double?
Aug. 25, 2019
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I don't blame E-W for not bidding the (grand) slam but for letting N-S play 4 undoubled.

2 should be the most narrowly limited 2/1 overcall, thus West may double with this hand.
Even if West overcalled 2, East might bid 4N (pick a suit, since we don't chase slams against 1-level openers).
Aug. 25, 2019
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Aug. 25, 2019
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Yes, an age old problem.

In Precision we play like this:
1M - ?

- 1N: Semiforcing, denies 3-card support, and some other invitational hands (see below)
- 2: GF relay
- 2: transfer to hearts: 6+ weak to INV or 5+ with INV and some special GF hands
- 2M-1: 3(+) support, exactly invitational
- 2M: normal raise: 3+ cards, (0)5-9
- 3m: INV with 6+ suit


In Standard we sometimes play like this:
- 1N: semiforcing, fit only with 4-6
- 2: (a) INV with 3-card support
____(b) GF with
____© GF BAL
Opener bids 2 with all the weak hands, and now reponder's 2M shows the invitational hand, all the rest is NAT and GF
- 2: 5+ suit, GF
- 2M: 7-9 (10)

Voilá, we can stop in 2M in both systems.
Aug. 23, 2019
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