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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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I'm having a hard time understanding the popular vote. I don't think 2 shows 5, partner would bid it almost any time he has a reasonable (4 or 5 pts) hand and 4 . I'm torn between pass and 2 looking for an 8 card fit.
April 1, 2017
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I dislike hands where the poster tries to lead you to his choice.
March 31, 2017
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Closer to downgrading than upgrading
March 30, 2017
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I would have made a penalty double of 2. This is standard where I come from.
March 26, 2017
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I think Michael read your comment as meaning a minimum of 3
March 26, 2017
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I would not be afraid of partner forcing to game with a random 12 but I would not like the prospect of defending a low level contract doubled.
March 26, 2017
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exclusion rkc, 2 followed by 5 would be long clubs
March 25, 2017
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I will be happy to defend 1NT and if opener bids 2 I have a good dbl.
March 24, 2017
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If you bid 3, partner will bid 3NT. What now?
March 24, 2017
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dbl. The problem is not what to do over 1M (pass), but what to do over 2M.
March 22, 2017
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