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Why would I bid 4? So I can play a 5-1 fit?
April 18, 2017
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Agree, if 2 is waiting (GF) then 3NT either is some agreed upon specific hand or doesn't exist.
April 18, 2017
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I like that approach but we were not playing any version of xyz or 2way nmf.
April 17, 2017
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If 5NT is undiscussed then I'm sure all of the other esoteric slam sequences are also.
April 17, 2017
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I think the 's are way too good for dbl.
April 14, 2017
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I'm afraid if I bid partner will play me for a 5 (or 6) bagger depending on the level.
April 14, 2017
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Richard, if it was (were?) too ridiculous for words why did you comment? If partner has the right cards…
April 14, 2017
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Partner will strain to reopen dbl as he knows I have a stack. If he has a big dist hand then he also can see the colors. I certainly don't want to give him any reason to rebid unless he has lots of them. BTW, I say “he” because I was raised that way and I never want to be accused of being PC (neither does my wife).
April 14, 2017
David Boxley edited this comment April 14, 2017
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Why does 4 have to mean pick a M? What would I bid with and neither M?
April 13, 2017
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Never discussed this auction, is this a control showing situation or a “round out my distribution” one?
April 13, 2017
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I completely agree, is the safest lead as any other lead puts back in the same trick bag later.
April 11, 2017
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When I was in college I used to direct a small country club weeknight game in a nearby town in which the players were all basically novices. One night toward the end of the first round a North player called me to the table stating that someone had scored on their line on the traveller. Obviously they had played the same board twice with none of the four players recognizing the hand. The North player didn’t even recognize his own handwriting. To make it a really great story, NS reached a worse contract the second time they played it.
April 7, 2017
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deleted due to wrong thread
April 7, 2017
David Boxley edited this comment April 7, 2017
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If you have the agreement that 2 is forcing then partner must always have at least 14 hcp to open in 3rd. It's absurd. You are very lucky to get a second chance to show your spades.
April 5, 2017
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Forgot about being a passed hand. So it's only highly invitational, a hand that got bigger. And I think there are lots of hands that are too good for 2 (AJxxx Kx xxx Qxx)
April 4, 2017
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1NT shows a stopper and shows nothing about . Double shows and an unwillingness to get the suit stolen from you. A direct 2 is general GF (maybe too good to invite in spades). A 3 followup after doubling 1 should then show (2)extra hearts but not necessarily a good hand.
April 3, 2017
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Can't imagine not bidding 6. Could easily make 7 but no way to find out.
April 3, 2017
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Why can't 2 be passed, or are you saying that that is the reason you wouldn't bid 2?
April 1, 2017
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I'm not bidding 4 on a hand where probably neither side can make game and I don't yet know if they even have a spade fit.
April 1, 2017
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What would 2 directly have shown?
April 1, 2017
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