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I like that style also.
Jan. 13
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I just assumed it was 55+ at this vul.
Jan. 13
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I wouldn't feel like a real man unless I redoubled.
Jan. 13
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Why wouldn't double be takeout of the announced suits?
Jan. 13
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Classic insurance bid.
Jan. 13
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I agree with everything you said but passed anyway. Every time I do something based on the opps knowing what they are doing it backfires.

I just reread the problem and am changing my vote to double. I didn't notice the part about “capable opponents”.
Jan. 13
David Boxley edited this comment Jan. 13
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Brits are allowed to do it over here but not us.
Jan. 13
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What else?
Jan. 13
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Jan. 13
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3. I want to hear partner's next bid. I think the logic of the auction dictates that 2 is GF.
Jan. 13
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I would play 2 as LR+ in spades and 2 as 6 to a bad 10 just like if partner has overcalled 1. This would work well opposite one of Richard's overcalls :)
Jan. 13
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I was given this hand as a problem and maybe was influenced by the fact that it was a problem but my first inclination was 3. It is a great hand for slam not withstanding my poor trumps. Also, I tend not to bid 2/1 in diamonds with only 4. I'm surprised at 3 only receiving 3 votes since nothing bad is likely to happen, we will still get to 3NT in almost all cases where it is right.
Jan. 13
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The only downside to WJO opposite a passed hand with this type of hand is that partner might not be inclined to take a profitable save if he has to worry about your having some defense.
Jan. 13
David Boxley edited this comment Jan. 13
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“We just alert, and if asked explain that while it is presumably a weak jump overcall, that because partner is a passed hand it can be (but is not necessarily) stronger than might be expected, ranging up into the range that might be considered ‘intermediate’.”

This might be nitpicking but the alert could be considered as UI, telling partner “Yes, I remember our agreement” since any non-novice would recognize this situation.
Jan. 13
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Brad, that is basically what P.G. said except he noted the case where the endplay doesn't work. And you both also have to guess the position when the opponent makes the obligatory lead of a diamond honor.
Jan. 13
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If you were playing preemptive non-jump overcalls over opponents' preempts then maybe.
Jan. 12
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Me too, and 4NT doesn't make sense since the information won't do me much good. Better for partner to ask for key cards. I will bow out if he doesn't. This is worth one more try IMO, even though partner hasn't shown anything extra.
Jan. 12
David Boxley edited this comment Jan. 12
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I think the spades should be stronger for a 2 overcall also. Partner is often in a position where a raise on Hx or even xx seems like the best bid.
Jan. 12
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I actually wouldn't expect to get either of those. I'll just congratulate rho on a great bid. BTW, did you win the match?
Jan. 11
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Did you repost it?
Jan. 11
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