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All comments by David Boxley
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AQJxxxx x Kxx Kx looks like a good slam and the K is maybe wasted.
Feb. 18
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Double, showing 5 of the unbid suit with a tolerance for partner's suit. Seems to fit.
Feb. 18
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Who said 2 was GF? I personally don't want to get any higher if it's not.
Feb. 18
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Probably not.
Feb. 18
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We probably have a club fit but if we can make 4m we should be able to beat 3. In matchpoints you have to be willing to take advantage of this sort of opportunity. BTW, I would not play this as takeout, just defense, hoping partner will leave it in.
Feb. 16
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There comes a point where you should quit worrying what the opponents might have or do and just bid your hand.
Feb. 16
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Does 2 promise another bid?
Feb. 16
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I'll take my chances in at least game, depending on what partner does. I agree with all of Marshall's comments.
Feb. 16
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I would not have opened it but if I had then I agree with this assessment.
Feb. 15
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I kind of like the 2 bid if you are playing it that way (with the proviso that it shows a good suit). You may or may not get to show the diamonds but you have at least shown good spades. If you overcall 1 you may not get to show either the diamonds or the good spades. Of course I don't play intermediate jump overcalls and am not sure this hand qualifies anyway.
Feb. 15
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In which case partner can pull 3NT to 4 if he wants or just pass if he has AKQJxxx or the equivalent.
Feb. 15
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Pass, I have ~a 6 trick hand and partner is showing ~3 cover cards.
Feb. 15
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“Partner could have doubled 2H to show 4 spades.” Why would a double show 4 spades? I would think that it would deny 4 spades, just a desire to compete with no convenient bid.
Feb. 15
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That is the way I play it, John. That way I don't have to confuse partner with an esoteric bid.
Feb. 13
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I don't want partner to have any doubt that I have good hearts playable opposite an off-shape double.
Feb. 13
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4, I feel better about letting them play 5 than 4.
Feb. 13
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There is that argument but if you are playing leaping michaels then 3 asks for a stopper. I suppose you could play 3 for the majors and use 4 as asking for a stop…
Feb. 13
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Maybe to keep you from bidding 5, showing defense but not a lot of offense.
Feb. 13
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Maybe you should share it with them.
Feb. 13
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OK, uncle.
Feb. 13
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