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May be, but I have the 5th spade. I don't want to be labeled as an underbidder.
Jan. 19
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Partner's bid did it's job, I won't punish him.
Jan. 19
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3NT saying bid your other suit (or 4 if you want). I don't expect to get any spade tricks if I pass and they obviously have a double fit.

On second thought partner might expect me to have a spade stop for this bid so 4C.
Jan. 19
David Boxley edited this comment Jan. 19
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Another double could work out best as long as partner didn't take it as penalty. He might have only 3 spades.
Jan. 19
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I'm not used to being in these situations since I would never open this hand but I would expect that partner is prepared for this and I have good defense. We could get 800 or more, clear cut pass.
Jan. 19
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I think Gregory was offering a possible explanation for the passes, not agreeing with them.

Oops, looks like I was wrong again.
Jan. 19
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4 should show 5 spades.
Jan. 19
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2 of either red suit is flawed but, if necessary, I can play in hearts, not diamonds. But then, I don't have a neutral bid over a reverse.
Jan. 19
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I wouldn't even double with this hand if a natural 1NT weren't available.
Jan. 19
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I'm surprised that there weren't more votes for pass. I don't see much of an upside for 2.
Jan. 19
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Double at MPs but too risky at IMPs.
Jan. 19
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4 is easy, the problem comes when 4 from partner comes back to you.
Jan. 19
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OK, 5 then if you want to be picky.

I'm trying to remember the last time I sat down to play with someone and said “No system partner, just use common sense”. Oh, now I remember. Never.
Jan. 19
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My first thought was pass but then I took another look :)
Jan. 18
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I would have used Michaels but whatever. I can't fathom passing 4, and there were 3 passes so far! It can't be forcing.
Jan. 18
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That's possible but unlikely and even then they may not leave it in.
Jan. 18
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But what does “no agreed system” mean? Limit, forcing or weak? I think it's a pretty reasonable question. Wouldn't change my vote anyway, but now my 4 bid might have different connotations. Just curious.
Jan. 18
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Patrick, I have had partners suggest that treatment but they never seem to know what continuations apply after the LR. Also you lose two bids which I like: 1/2=weak and 1/3=natural invitational and don't get much in return.
Jan. 18
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The whole, or at least main, purpose of cue bidding is to determine if you are off 2 top tricks when considering a slam. Use (non-)serious 3NT to decide whether you are in the slam zone. If you are willing to start a cue bidding sequence and then later lie about a control, why bother? As long as you are not raising the level of the contract, you never bypass a control which you possess (unless, of course, you have already discovered that you are missing two tops).
Jan. 18
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Once you decided to bid 4, you have to bid 4 now. Otherwise you are showing a slam try needing a heart control.
Jan. 18
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