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I considered that but most would play double as showing the majors. 4 now followed by 5 over 4 for the lead hoping partner will read it. Otherwise an immediate 5.
Aug. 30
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I would agree if the K were anywhere else.
Aug. 30
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So far I have shown a Yarborough without support for either of partner's suits so this can't be a GF auction. It's about time that I showed some values since neither 2NT nor 3 should be forcing.
Aug. 30
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I don't much like the original pass but it's not outrageous. I would probably have bid 1.
Aug. 30
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Playing fishbag I would bid 2 but I would rather be playing Gazzilli.
Aug. 30
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It might be right to pass even if partner has 4 spades since RHO is also short in diamonds and will be over-ruffing dummy and if he has only 3 then pass is definitely better.
Aug. 30
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I agree that we need to know what the double shows.
Aug. 30
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You should either post this type of hand as an ATB or wait for a few days to give partner's hand for obvious reasons.
Aug. 30
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3NT at matchpoints…
Aug. 30
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Agree to disagree, if my partner opened 1 and I held your hand I might not make an immediate GF but I would certainly make sure we got to game, and not via a preemptive raise to 4. This would be a good hand for an artificial limit raise followed by “accepting my own game try”.
Aug. 29
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I understand what you are saying but my answer still stands. Without agreement, a raise is a raise.
Aug. 28
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Craig, the example you give is one of those hands where counting points doesn't work. It is 4+ tricks for partner and worth a game force if West had passed over 1. It would be the top of a raise to 3 without the ace. A good partner will normally stretch to raise over a preempt, a balanced 6 count with 3 card support is typical.
Aug. 28
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That's an understatement. I would be pissed.
Aug. 28
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“I wouldn't jump to 3♠ here as that sounds like a splinter raise of ♥s with short ♠s.”
At the risk of sounding like a jerk, that's absurd. If you have no agreement on that sequence then it has to be a spade raise, no matter what other implications it might have. After reading the other posts I am beginning to think that 3 is not best but certainly not for that reason.
I think John Schuler put the lid on it and Richard Fleet nailed it down.
Aug. 28
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I like my hand opposite heart shortage so 3 planning on rebidding 4.
Aug. 26
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This is bridge, not field artillery.
Aug. 26
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3 for the lead, and partner may even have a stiff. When/if I jump in diamonds later partner will get the idea (I hope).
Aug. 24
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How would I bid a 5431 10 count? 4 also emphasizes the quality of the trump support but could very well get us overboard. Interesting problem.
Aug. 24
David Boxley edited this comment Aug. 24
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I was worried about that also but what Richard says makes sense to me. I bid 3 as I was worried that 2 might be taken for a doubleton spade preference but I guess it doesn't matter since I was going to keycard later anyway. Or maybe 4NT should be taken as natural after just a spade preference… Anyway, I am sticking with 3.
Aug. 24
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LOL
Believe it or not, that's one of the reasons I bid it.
Aug. 23
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