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The K but it won't matter and it might let declarer pitch an extra heart.
Jan. 11
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I'm not sure either, Richard. I would probably treat it as some sort of club raise, either fit or splinter.
Jan. 11
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Sorry, forgot to mention 2 would show 6+ card suit.
Jan. 11
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1, not very creative.
Jan. 11
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Right on target so far Greg.
Jan. 11
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I thought pass then double would show a desire to penalize either major, not asking opener's opinion.
Jan. 11
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3NT, 3 second choice. Pass, probably the winner, 3rd choice.
Jan. 11
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Good problem but I don't see any solution.
Jan. 11
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Jan. 11
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Jeff, I see your point. I would be unlikely to double if I couldn't handle a 4 response. But 4 will undoubtedly make partner uncomfortable now and in later auctions.
Jan. 11
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Are you saying that a mixed raise is better than a limit raise? Because that's what it sounds like. I have always played, and I think it's standard, that a cue bid raise is a limit raise or better. There is no restriction on the number of trumps unless you are playing two ways to show a LR+.
Jan. 11
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Robin, I think you meant a 4 card club suit or else I am hopelessly confused.
Jan. 11
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I think you give up your rights when you neglect to ask for further explanation such as, “What hcp range do you expect?” Besides, why should your bid be based on what you expect the opponents might have for their bids? 3 doesn't take up any more space than 3.
Jan. 11
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Paul, what's your understanding of a mixed raise?
Jan. 10
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DB, that's the one route I would never have taken with a void in partner's suit but it might work out (if partner rebids 2).
Jan. 10
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I wasn't aware that DONT applied here. If you play it that way then it is ideal for this hand.
Jan. 10
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I don't want partner to play me for 5 spades.
Jan. 10
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I don't understand 4, playing what might be a 5-1 fit. I would rather just bid 4, but 4 gives us the best chance to land on our feet.
Jan. 10
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2NT, It can't show a balanced hand so partner will read it for the minors, <5 clubs.
Jan. 10
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Had I known how the bidding would progress I might have bid 2 last round but we might be in our best spot already.
Jan. 10
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