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How else can I get the trump quality across and at the same time deny outside controls?
April 4, 2018
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2 forced to game, so YES but that doesn't necessarily make it the best bid. I think in situations where a raise is forcing, a jump raise shows better support.
April 4, 2018
David Boxley edited this comment April 4, 2018
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Plan to raise 3 to 4, showing a distributional raise but with a little defense and some expectation of making. IMO it's a little too good for a direct raise to 4.
April 3, 2018
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Would you rather be +170? If they're going to compete against me on this hand, it's going to be at the 5 level.
April 3, 2018
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I think a pass is forcing without an agreement.
April 3, 2018
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I would accept the lead and lay down the dummy.
April 1, 2018
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Greg, you're beating a dead horse, nobody agrees with you.
March 31, 2018
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4
Over a 4 response, I will bid 5 denying a spade control as this can't hurt. If responder now bids 5 I will bid 7, otherwise 6.
Over 4 response I will clearly bid 7.
Over any other response I will bid 6.
March 29, 2018
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I can only assume that 1NT does not deny 4 spades since otherwise why bother with check back. If that is the case then 2 says that spades are what I was interested in, not hearts.
March 29, 2018
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1 planning to jump to 3 over 1S or 2D over 2C.
March 28, 2018
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What do you lead?
March 28, 2018
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A club.
March 28, 2018
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I would play 3 as a splinter for clubs. I would play 2 to mean I had some diamonds in with my spades.
March 28, 2018
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I wasn't answering your comment. I was saying that you don't take a save over a slam you pushed them into.
March 28, 2018
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Only Jesus saves
March 28, 2018
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That's quite a position, Richard.
March 28, 2018
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At first I thought it was opened 1 ahead of me which would have made it a more interesting problem.
March 26, 2018
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If I am forced to play this then 2 must be the systemic required rebid. You really have to have discussed this if you are going to play it.
March 26, 2018
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4 over 3 should show a hand not really interested in slam but willing to gamble out game. I would have no problem passing 4 with this hand.
March 26, 2018
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I play 4 as a splinter but I won't know what to do if partner simply bids 4. 3 may give me a chance to make a slam try below the game level.
March 25, 2018
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