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You sure this is the correct hand? Nothing other than pass makes any sense at all.
Feb. 7
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Straight up guess between pass and 5, either could be right or very wrong.
Feb. 7
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Are the 3 voters planning to pass or bid 3 over 3? I thought this was a good hand for puppet, passing 3NT rebid. Not sure I want to play in 5-3 heart fit and certainly don't want to play 5-2.
Feb. 7
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3. I know, greed is a terrible thing. On the other hand, we may have a slam. I'm not settling for +100 or -110.
Feb. 7
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3, unless you play this as some sort of heart raise, which it shouldn't be.
Feb. 7
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:), that's not bad.
Feb. 6
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That's also a likely hand for Virginia's bid, not that she would have ever thought of it.
Feb. 6
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I like to play that sometimes, but not always, I am allowed to think. Often my partners disagree.
Feb. 6
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Maybe less but it still matters, especially when you are opening a mediocre 5 card suit.
Feb. 6
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I haven't read that particular article but it was once explained to me simply that once RHO has passed, it is much more likely that partner has a good hand.
Feb. 6
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I just meant that I would play it as RKC for clubs in this auction since, as Craig points out, there is still time for quantitative later. Over the years 4NT has gone from being too often used as ace asking to being overly used as quantitative IMO. At least that's the message I'm getting on BW. I have always played that a jump to 4NT, in an auction where no suit is agreed and NT has never been bid naturally, is RKC for the last bid suit. Does no one play that way anymore?
Feb. 6
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Craig, why don't you sim this? I would be interested in the results.
Feb. 6
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How do you transfer to 3?
Feb. 6
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Wow, you were able to encapsulate Marshall's seven interminable sentences into just 6 words! :)
Hi, Marshall
Feb. 6
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I'd rather show the clubs for 3NT.
Feb. 6
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That's the only reason?
Feb. 6
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Since I don't play that 4 here shows some slam interest with an incredible fit, I would have bid 4 rather than 4. At least it would tell partner that we can make at least 4. I would play 4 as simply lead directing with a willingness to save in 4. This hand is about 3 tricks better than that.
Feb. 6
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I think my clubs are good enough to bid once.
Feb. 6
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I'm sorry I'm not playing 4NT as RKC for clubs here so I wouldn't be tempted to use it. Is 4NT ever Blackwood anymore?
Feb. 6
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Odds are partner has at least 5 spades. If not, he may make it anyway.
Feb. 6
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