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2 kings isn't enough, is it? And anyway, 2 shows a pretty good hand, certainly better than the 16 which most people play. Partner might very well take another call with 2 kings and say the J.
Sept. 22, 2017
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I really like Jay's idea of Lebensohl after the reopening dbl, never thought of it. I chose pass but Leb makes it even clearer.
Sept. 21, 2017
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How about a void AND a weak 4 card suit in the other major? Just a matter of style but sometimes the old timers were right. If my partner opened a wk 2 with this hand with regularity I would always be afraid of missing game.
Sept. 21, 2017
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I play 3 (or any non-game bid) here as forcing.
Sept. 21, 2017
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I'm bidding 2 expecting partner to correct to s if that's his hand. I didn't read the link so maybe I'm wrong but if I really had a good suit I could have bid it instead of 2.
Sept. 21, 2017
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Millions?
Maybe 10's :)
Sept. 18, 2017
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4 seems like an overbid since I'm not even sure of game. 4 looks like the Goldilocks bid. Pass would show a balanced minimum.
Sept. 18, 2017
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We don't have a game so why bid now? I suspect partner has 5 s and if he bids 2 I will compete to 3. If he bids 1 I may compete to the 2 level. He will never have 5 s. BTW, if he passes the XX, it will be the last time he ever does it with me.
Sept. 18, 2017
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Phillip, the 3 bid might well be trying to get partner to bid 3NT with a heart stopper but it might also be, as it was in this case, a hand with slam interest, too good to bid 3NT.
Sept. 17, 2017
David Boxley edited this comment Sept. 17, 2017
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Pass is best but the 1 call is part of the conditions so I accept it.
Sept. 17, 2017
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Why is that 7510 hand so far-fetched for this auction? Do you expect everyone to be balanced?
Sept. 17, 2017
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I assume 2NT is a “cue”.
Sept. 17, 2017
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At the risk of sounding stupid, what does double show? Is it takeout, DSIP, card showing? What does it show in s?
Sept. 16, 2017
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Anything could be right (except pass).
Sept. 16, 2017
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I thought the catch was partner had xxx xx xxxxx xxx but didn't see how find out. Just make the obvious 4 bid.
Sept. 16, 2017
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Everyone else knew he meant PASS 3
Sept. 16, 2017
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I was right, I do like it.
Sept. 16, 2017
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I hate to comment on my own problem but I just don't understand the 3 and 3NT bids. Why give a preference to s with xxx? That can't possibly help partner decide where to place the contract but at least it keeps the bidding open. 3NT with 2 aces and a 1-loser suit is incomprehensible. I can't dream up a hand for this bidding where slam isn't at least 95%.
Sept. 16, 2017
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Paul, I think I like your comment but not sure what it means:)
Sept. 16, 2017
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What do you bid with 54 and a GF hand?
Sept. 16, 2017
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