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I agree and I don't see how I could have a better raise to 2 for this auction, even playing constructive raises.
Sept. 17, 2018
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I assume by “reversing values” you mean high cards. I would consider this reversing values due to the playing strength, it is an eight trick hand and the JT of hearts are better than xx.
Sept. 17, 2018
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Undiscussed, I would play 1 as showing 5+ but I agree there is a good case for playing dbl as showing only 3.
Sept. 16, 2018
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1? Never would have thought of that. I've gotta learn this Precision stuff. :)
Sept. 16, 2018
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If I passed a 1 response, I would be guaranteeing at least 3 spades. Partner is encouraged to compete later with a 5 bagger.
Sept. 16, 2018
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You will miss a lot of games playing with me if you bid 2. Partner takes that chance when he doubles with off-shape hands, that's why doubling and then bidding a new suit shows a very strong hand.
Sept. 16, 2018
David Boxley edited this comment Sept. 16, 2018
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Close to a double.
Sept. 16, 2018
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It depends on what partner rebids Shawn, 3 over 3m, otherwise 4. It also depends on what you consider a good hand, 7 losers or better for me.
I would call AJT9xx a good suit by today's standards.
Sept. 16, 2018
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What do you do when partner responds 1?
Sept. 16, 2018
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I'm not really trying to shut out anything, this is just too good an opportunity to pass up.
Sept. 16, 2018
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Partner has hearts and a strongish hand but the wrong shape to act earlier. He should also have club tolerance and doesn't want to defend 1NT undoubled. I have enough to leave it in.
Sept. 16, 2018
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Michal, I guess if partner bids 5 you can now bid 6 but what if instead he bids 6? Are you going to move? I don't think 6 would necessarily deny the A since 5 would just be completing the reason for the 3 bid.
Sept. 15, 2018
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Thanks everyone for your responses and keep them coming. My apologies, I forgot to exclude support doubles, I guess because they are automatic for me through 2 overcalls, but I appreciate the responses mentioning higher level support doubles.
Sept. 15, 2018
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I will post this as an article, Gregory.
Sept. 15, 2018
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OK, obviously I have mis-handled this. Should it just be in the form of an article?
Sept. 15, 2018
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It certainly would have avoided this problem but I will bid 3H invite now. I do have 3 more tricks (maybe 4) than I need to bid 2H. Hmm.., maybe I should bid 4.
Sept. 15, 2018
David Boxley edited this comment Sept. 15, 2018
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No, not quite :)
Sept. 15, 2018
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I don't understand 5, is that intended as some kind of cuebid? Partner has already denied 4+ hearts. Even if 3 is asking for a club stopper I am willing to play 6.
Sept. 15, 2018
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A diamond lead is crucial vs either 4 or 3NT, and BTW, I think I can beat 3. I don't see how double here could be construed as some sort of takeout bid since if I were good enough to compete I would have bid earlier or I would find some call other than double.
Sept. 15, 2018
David Boxley edited this comment Sept. 15, 2018
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The 3 bid “sounds like” at least 55 to me. I don't like not being able to show hearts now but maybe I can show them later. If we had an agreement that dbl was takeout then that would probably be appropriate.
Sept. 15, 2018
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