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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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Me either, if that's modern, what is the antiquated method?
March 22, 2017
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Then why bother bidding 4NT?
March 21, 2017
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