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NO to responsive.
April 21
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Need a lot more information, NT size, 2 forcing how far? You will also have another chance to bid.
April 21
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But would pass at matchpoints.
April 21
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OK, maybe I shouldn't have referenced Walsh but there are also a lot of other players who skip a 4 card major rebid with a balanced hand. I'm Old School so I rebid the major, even going so far as to respond 1 with a reasonable 4 bagger and a 4 card major (up the line). It seems to help in a lot of competitive partscore situations. Heresy!
April 21
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John, this isn't the first time you've been fixed, is it?
April 21
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Steve, the problem with that approach is that you give up an invitational heart bid over 1.
April 20
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I sort of agree but would bid 3 anyway, it would be a good solid 2 bid without the 7th heart.
April 20
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Since they are a weak pair they probably won't declare very well.
April 20
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Dave, that implies that opener will rebid 1M with 4 even if balanced? I do but I thought that was anti-walsh.
April 20
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5-6 tricks for partner, good trumps, I agree.
April 20
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I would have bid 3 rather than 2.
April 20
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I would have responded 1.
April 19
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I would have opened but would have rebid whatever shows a minimum, 3 preferably.
April 18
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Partner had the option to pre-balance.
April 18
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Depends on your agreements, I would play 2 over 2 as 4 spades and an invite to 3NT or 4, over 2 it would be to play.
April 18
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1NT, least of evils. 2NT on a misfit with no stopper and no source of tricks seems excessive.
April 18
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If you play the double as penalty, how do you distinguish between xxx xxx xxx xxxx and Kxx Kxx xxxx Qxx? If you pass with both, what does partner rebid with the given hand and how do you show your values later with hand 2? The double just makes the remainder of the auction easier.
April 18
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April 18
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OK, OK, I see. I don't play big club so I'm not that familiar with the 2 opening, but I do recall the Italians opening 2 with some very strong hands with less than 17 hcp.
April 18
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What do you bid with a minimum if you don't want to force?
April 18
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