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All comments by David Boxley
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Especially happy for Denny and Jerry. They are also a formidable 2 on 2 basketball team.
May 31, 2017
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6 is only right if they can make exactly 5.
May 29, 2017
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I agree. I didn't read the casebook but I believe that 3 here should be explained as simply invitational with no implication that it should be ‘a very good hand’. In that case good players should know that it is a distributional hand without a lot of hcp's
May 29, 2017
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If partner has the 10 that you're hoping for, I would rather play 2 doubled
May 29, 2017
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I'm afraid if I pass that partner will let them play 2. Even if he reopens with dbl he won't believe I have this good a hand when I now bid 3. Besides, I'd rather defend 3 hearts than 2.
May 25, 2017
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My first choice was 3 but upon reflection I think that the quality is more important than the stopper
May 25, 2017
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If I were sure it was keycard I would bid it but why couldn't it be something like 46 or 47 in the minors? I will stay fixed.
May 25, 2017
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4
May 21, 2017
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When I bid s later (I chose 3 instead of 4) I imply a big 2 suiter, too good to just bid some number of s immediately At least that is what I am trying to do. Maybe I will even get the chance to bid s next. It is strange that the bidding is only at the 3 level so far, if East had bid 4 or more s I might have bid 6 s.
May 19, 2017
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If this is a slam try, I'm going.
May 19, 2017
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If partner can't bid over 2 then we probably don't have a game and s should be safer than NT since partner has to have 4+.
May 19, 2017
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How many dbls is pd supposed to take out? I think a 2nd dbl shows something like 4153 and a very good hand. I don't see how u can hold 4 s and all 5 keycards AND a stiff but maybe you can beat 2 hearts dbld enough.
May 19, 2017
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It's difficult for partner to make a decision if he doesn't have any idea what you have. Maybe if you try to describe your hand…
May 18, 2017
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What did pd have for this ‘responsive’ dbl?
May 17, 2017
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I don't know, if my partner bid like that at the table I wouldn't be sure what was going on. Sounds like partner torture to me. The 1st thing I want to do is show a big hand with good s. Partner can always show a 3 card spade holding now over 3. That is unless you want to play 2 doubled on any hand where partner doesn't have a clear cut bid.
May 17, 2017
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I don't want to keep partner from bidding 4. I will bid 5 if he doubles. If he passes we may beat all the pairs who bid again.
May 16, 2017
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And what do you do over 3 from partner?
May 16, 2017
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Agreed. If you passed the first time, did your hand get better now?
May 15, 2017
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I don't understand the Roth-Stone reference, it does not apply to this auction. One spade is forcing as long as you had your 1 bid, which you did. A weak 2 response is a possibility but probably shouldn't have an ace.
May 15, 2017
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5 should make more often than 4. 4 sounds like slam interest so that's my bid.
May 14, 2017
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