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Two can play that game. Partner must be like 65 with no defense.
Oct. 30
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I only count 7, Steve. Maybe we can squeeze out 9 tricks in NT.
Oct. 30
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I was surprised when I saw who posted this.
Oct. 30
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I'm hedging my bet with 3 just in case.
Oct. 30
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2 Gazzilli. Too good for 3 and no way to find if we have a spade fit.
Oct. 30
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Unexpectedly is relevant. In this auction responder (probably) wouldn't bid 3 without 4 good ones (note the majority vote for 3NT anyway). This sequence shows a forcing raise to 3.
Oct. 30
David Boxley edited this comment Oct. 30
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I think it is too good for 2, which shows a minimum opener with 6+ good spades. Thus 3.
Oct. 30
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It would be a lot tougher if the A were in hearts.
Oct. 30
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Since this is a forcing pass situation, passing and then pulling to 5 would show a better hand than an immediate 5.
Oct. 30
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And the fact that rho has passed is an added incentive not to misrepresent since the hand is more likely to belong to your side. I might consider 1 in 1st seat and would definitely bid it in 3rd or 4th.
Oct. 30
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So THAT's why you play precision…
Oct. 30
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5, I don't understand why 4 should be forcing, what if I had a small heart rather than the K?
Oct. 30
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Ronald, your partner should have doubled 3 at MP's.
Oct. 30
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Why? Partner's raise is still 6-10.
Oct. 30
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I'm not sure what it is but it ain't hearts, which would be double. I'm guessing it is asking for a diamond stop. If it's something else partner will tell me in a second. If partner had a diamond stop he would depend on me to stop hearts and just bid NT.
Oct. 30
David Boxley edited this comment Oct. 30
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And?
Oct. 30
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3 is just competitive, too many other ways to force to game. With an invitational hand you just have to make a decision, you can't have everything.
Oct. 30
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Very few things in this universe exist in your universe :) But I agree.
Oct. 30
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Not enough information, what do I know from the 1 bid? Does it deny a four card major unless GF? If so, it would imply a 5 card diamond suit and I would raise. Is it up-the-line? Then I would pass.
Oct. 30
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NO!
Oct. 30
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