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I don't understand the 1 bids. I was choosing between 2 and 3.
July 20, 2018
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Am I missing something? Are the 3 bidders just ignoring the club suit? If not, how do they plan to show this quality of clubs later? Why wouldn't anyone just bid clubs now and then investigate the level later?
July 20, 2018
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Double seems a stick-out in case partner is waiting to pass. This doesn't promise 4 of the other major.
July 20, 2018
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A new suit is normally forcing unless you play negative free bids.
July 20, 2018
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No, partner should strain to reopen with double on almost any hand with less than 3 diamonds, else negative doubles don't work. Frances' hand is an exception due to the good 7 bagger. Could you give some examples of hands where partner doesn't reopen with less than 3 diamonds?
July 20, 2018
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2 is an incredible underbid but if I bid 3 what do I do over 3NT? Anyway, it doesn't sound like partner is going to pass 2.
July 19, 2018
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I would play 3 as a splinter for spades. I don't have any sequences to show 67.
July 19, 2018
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3 says “In case you have a good spade fit, here is a free chance to find it.”
July 18, 2018
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You have what you said plus good defense for the bidding.
July 18, 2018
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I assume that if you don't bid 2NT you bid 1NT. That makes 1NT show a bad 6 to a good 11. Hmm.
July 18, 2018
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Haven't heard that bid since games in the student union bldg.
July 18, 2018
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4 should save space in the long run and will avoid the necessity of making a lot of nebulous meaningless forcing bids later.
July 18, 2018
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Isn't 3 stayman w/o a stop?
July 18, 2018
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I don't consider that a wk2
July 18, 2018
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If I remember correctly, the 2NT rebid shows a little extra. A 2 rebid would be minimum and not imply a 6 bagger.
July 17, 2018
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??????????????
July 17, 2018
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I've bid my hand, now it's partner's turn to do the same. I don't have much patience with partners who always want to make me make the final decision.
July 17, 2018
David Boxley edited this comment July 17, 2018
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I like Kantar's approach after the splinter, either ask for keycards, show keycards or sign off. This is a perfect hand to show keycards by bidding 5 showing 2 without the Q (you skip the signoff step and the RKC step). If you are a pessimist you can sign off with 4S.
July 16, 2018
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The LAW says pass and lead a trump. They have 9 trumps and we probably have 8.
July 16, 2018
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Finding stiff A or K is twice as likely as finding stiff J.
July 16, 2018
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