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Me too, Brad. I know myself well enough to know I wouldn't bid 3S in tempo.
April 13, 2018
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I don't understand the 3 votes. Are you planning on passing 3NT? If not, aren't you promising a spade control? As for the 4 votes, I wouldn't think that was forcing.
April 13, 2018
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Richard, there is indeed a better way in this auction. Kantar recommends either:
1-sign off in 4 with no interest
2-bid 4NT as RKC
3-respond as to RKC skipping the signoff and 4NT steps
It works perfectly here.
April 12, 2018
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0 or 3 per Kantar's RKC book. I like the aces.
April 12, 2018
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Since there is no way to know exactly what partner has and I have a good hand in support of spades, I bid game.
April 9, 2018
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Just bid my hand.
April 9, 2018
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I don't see any reason not to dbl.
April 9, 2018
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Tom, there is certainly a possibility that partner has 2 small hearts but what I forgot is that I would be declarer, not partner. I am therefore changing my bid to 6.
April 8, 2018
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I would abstain except I wouldn't be much better off if I had opened 1.
April 7, 2018
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I would expect a little more from partner but play 5 here as asking for a heart control.
April 7, 2018
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Yes, I saw that but I think it much more likely that 2NT has no play.
April 6, 2018
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2NT in response to 2 by partner wouldn't enter my mind with these hearts. I'll take my chances with 2 at my second turn but an original 1 call has a lot to recommend it. If it gets passed out then I probably haven't missed a game.
April 5, 2018
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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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