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MCzerwonko: On looking at your comment again, I think your example hand is a 3 bid, not 2. Over 3 I would certainly bid 3 (-> 3NT). Sorry about the delayed response. Also, at IMPs I am willing to play at least 5 opposite 2 by partner.
14 hours ago
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Is this a 5-man team? I'm on my way home. I have at least one trick more that I promised, add that to partner's 4 sure defensive tricks and that's at least a toll-free call.
Oct. 14
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Phil, what is 2M when it is not the next step? I play basically what you described except for 2M replaces 2m+1 but can be good hand or looking for stop in OM.
Oct. 14
David Boxley edited this comment Oct. 14
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Yes, the convention is usually called “support doubles and redoubles”.
Oct. 14
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Would bid 3 originally. Now I think I am endplayed into 3NT.
Oct. 14
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I play original 3 is natural, invitational so that would be my choice. Of course, that may have been influenced by getting a preview of opener's rebid. I could end up playing 3 when 7 is cold.
Oct. 14
David Boxley edited this comment Oct. 14
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Partner has <3 spades since he didn't redouble.
Oct. 14
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No, Lynn. I was saying that since opener's 2 rebid didn't promise 6, he has to KEEP bidding them or just give up on them. And as for Paul's comment that 3 gave responder the option of giving a spade preference, responder might be afraid that a preference would show Hx or deny a heart stop…
Oct. 14
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I think I actually voted for 3NT in the other poll but no bid is a stickout. When you bid 3 you were taking a chance so live with it I guess. Personally, I would pass with this hand because it's close and I don't want to be the goat. I'll leave that for the 3 bidder.
Oct. 13
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He can listen to the bidding and look at his hand. With the hand you give below, I would certainly think about running. I don't think it's West's responsibility to be a hero and unilaterally run when partner makes a vul overcall at the 3 level. Sometimes the bear gets you…
Oct. 13
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Especially if partner rebids 3.
Oct. 13
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The “rebid a major with only 5” approach loses again.
Oct. 13
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Anything's possible but I wouldn't recommend trying it at home.
Oct. 13
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Steve, I don't think 4 over 3 would be Texas since that would leave you with no way to play 4, since 4 there shouldn't be a transfer. More like a hand with one or two 3-card majors (or 4-card, if not playing puppet) and a slam suggestion. I'm fairly sure RF meant he would rebid 4 over 3 in his comment above.
Oct. 13
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Me too, but I bid it anyway.
Oct. 13
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I think it depends on where you are, Richard. Over here the field is usually bad until you reach the real NABC events.
Oct. 13
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:)
Oct. 12
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The J is a big card. If partner has made a bad bid he has the option to run. For all I know we may already be in the best spot.
Oct. 12
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4 may be better even if we have an 8 card fit so just to avoid possible confusion, 4 Texas.
Oct. 12
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I agree, at MP, go with the field.
Oct. 12
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