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Richard, I wasn't aware that you had asked :)
Feb. 9
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I thought that was what 2 was doing but that redouble would also show willingness to play 2XX.
Feb. 9
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You're welcome to your opinion, Paul, but what would you require to bid 5?
Feb. 9
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Either 6 or 4. At first look there appear to be many more hands where 6 is down than where 4 is down.
Feb. 9
David Boxley edited this comment Feb. 9
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I am afraid that if I pass, it will get passed out if partner has some stuff in diamonds.
Feb. 9
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But you are happy defending 5? What if they are -1 or -2 and we are cold for 5 or 6?
Feb. 9
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Agree, but I might (would) in 1st (or obviously in 3rd).
Feb. 9
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He is weak but he wasn't necessarily going to pass 2. He might have 4432 intending to rebid 2 over 2. Now the double gives him another option.
Feb. 9
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It will be presented to you at the next world championships.
Feb. 9
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I prefer to show the heart stopper and deny a spade stopper via 2, at least that's what it shows until further notice. You might say that this gives up on a club slam but that is unlikely with this much in hearts.
Feb. 9
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Well thought out but you forgot that the opponents are also allowed to bid.
Feb. 9
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Michael R., that is an impossible hand on this auction.
Feb. 9
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Marshall, why did you feel it necessary to explain such an obvious acronym?
Feb. 9
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My partners can be assured that I hold more than 4 in this situation so they don't have that problem.
Feb. 9
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I didn't say it was categorically bad, just that I am not a fan. I don't like to play anything that puts me to this kind of guess on a regular basis. If 4 is p/c then it's easy, otherwise it's impossible. And I'm sure Kit and partner have an agreement. And I would argue with the proposition that it's highly popular.
Feb. 9
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Good question, David H. Should the double be mainly takeout, distributional with support for all unbids, or should it just show values and defense with tolerance for the unbids (something like 4342 and an opening hand+), or either?
Feb. 9
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Warren, YES. Partner has hearts.
Feb. 9
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3. Partner may well be trapping and I consider his pass forcing if I have <3 hearts but I don't like my hand for defense so either 2 or 3.
Feb. 7
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Sounds like partner has hearts, maybe enough to leave it in. We can always bid 1NT over 1.
Feb. 7
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3, partner will know that I have a good hand with not so good spades as I didn't bid over 1NT. 3NT requires solid clubs or the stiff K.
Feb. 7
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