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Since there is no opening bid that will handle this hand and since there will surely be opportunities later…
Jan. 10
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I agree with 2 on this hand but not with the generalization.
Jan. 10
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I'm surprised anyone voted to preempt your side out of a spade fit. Reverse the majors and it would be almost an automatic 1NT opening.
Jan. 10
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It's matchpoints so I won't let them play 3 when we have this incredible double fit.
Jan. 10
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I refuse to bid spades again with xxx regardless of what it shows. 4 seems perfectly reasonable to me. 3NT is very pessimistic since opener has not limited his hand up to this point. Opener's 3 bid didn't necessarily show slam interest, just looking for the best game. Partner heard my 4 bid and decided to settle for 4 so I quit. If your partnership defines the 3 bid as slam interest then maybe you should bid 5 asking for trump quality.
Jan. 10
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Probably, but this auction would imply a much worse hand for me. Even so, there's nothing to prevent opener rebidding 3 over 3 if he is willing to go to game.
Jan. 10
David Boxley edited this comment Jan. 11
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I just noticed that Paul, glad you pointed it out. A jump cue as a mixed raise of an overcall only makes sense after a one over one overcall, at least in my understanding of a mixed raise, which I learned from Bergen and Cohen's writings.
Jan. 10
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I'm almost too good for the 3 bid so I'm going unless we are off 2 aces.
Jan. 9
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I think Mike's hand, (54)M, is way more likely than a good 6 bagger in diamonds and a few cards. Also, it would be obvious to partner if he held 3+ diamonds, which is likely if I were short in diamonds.
Jan. 9
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I thought it was a toss-up between dbl and pass.
Jan. 9
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I would have bid 3 originally, natural and invitational.
Jan. 9
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Semantics, I have always played a mixed raise as a simple raise which happens to have 4 card support.
Jan. 9
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I see your point but your sequence would stress the diamond suit and could easily show only 3 spades. I prefer to accentuate the spades.
Jan. 9
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At my table he wouldn't have had the chance to bid 3 or 4.
Jan. 9
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I have a lot of clubs to do something with and partner has not promised heart support. He might have a singleton.
Jan. 9
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This is good enough to dbl and then bid diamonds later if I so choose.
Jan. 9
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I think it has the values for a limit raise. I consider 4 tricks for partner too good for a mixed raise.
Jan. 9
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I would assume that an original 3 would have been invitational pass/raise/correct.
Jan. 8
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Try “The expected spade lead to the A followed by the obvious club shift”.
Jan. 8
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“It's better than 3:1 we have a club fit”. There may be 3 distributions with 5 clubs and only one with 4 but that doesn't mean that the odds are 3:1 in favor of a 5 card club suit.
Jan. 8
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