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I would like to bid 3 but I wouldn't be able to do it in tempo.
Oct. 20
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I agree but that's easier said than done. In this situation it's probably up to responder to avoid taking advantage.
Oct. 20
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I also agree with the opening, just not with the follow-up. But I can see your points.
Oct. 19
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It depends on several things. The main one is your agreement with your current partner.
Oct. 18
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Yeah, this one could make you famous.
Oct. 18
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I normally like to preempt with a decent suit and a stack but there's something about this hand. Maybe it's the vulnerability.
Oct. 18
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It just sounds strong, partner made a strong jump shift and you are bidding 2 different suits and then raising partner. That does not sound like you are trying to slow it down. Just my opinion.
Oct. 18
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No arguing with that logic. My head is starting to hurt.
Oct. 18
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I'm surprised, I thought this would be almost unanimous for 2 in 3rd seat.
Oct. 18
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4. I'm willing, just barely, to pass a 4 rebid by a thinking partner.
Oct. 18
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I don't like opening a wk2 and then later feeling like I should make a penalty double.
Oct. 18
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As usual, Greg, I have no idea what you mean.
Oct. 18
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Does 3 guarantee 4 card heart support in your partnership? I think 3 here should show longer hearts than spades so I am boxed into bidding it with no diamond stopper. Partner had better take that into consideration on his next bid. With 44 I would have responded 1.
Oct. 18
David Boxley edited this comment Oct. 18
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To me, 4 in this auction would show a lot more than I have. It would be almost forcing to slam and suggestive of a grand. There are a lot of 15 point hands I could hold where 6 would be a claimer.
Oct. 18
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4 is great if we are allowed to make up conventions on the spot. Since the games I play in don't, I am bidding 2 followed by 4 if 4 comes back to me without partner bidding. Not perfect but I don't see anything better.
Oct. 18
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Ronald, there comes a time to give up. Since you chose to make a neg dbl rather than bid 2, not unreasonably, and partner didn't compete, it is too dangerous to go to the 3 level vul.
Oct. 18
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I have no idea what he is doing but I like my hand so I'll let him decide which slam.
Oct. 17
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MCzerwonko: On looking at your comment again, I think your example hand is a 3 bid, not 2. Over 3 I would certainly bid 3 (-> 3NT). Sorry about the delayed response. Also, at IMPs I am willing to play at least 5 opposite 2 by partner.
Oct. 15
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Is this a 5-man team? I'm on my way home. I have at least one trick more that I promised, add that to partner's 4 sure defensive tricks and that's at least a toll-free call.
Oct. 14
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Phil, what is 2M when it is not the next step? I play basically what you described except for 2M replaces 2m+1 but can be good hand or looking for stop in OM.
Oct. 14
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