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Brad, just how old are you? I think anyone who started playing before 2010 bids the way you describe. BTW, I read your profile, you are a piker. I boycotted the ACBL for over 20 years and am about ready to begin another round.
Aug. 16
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Yes, partner's diamond suit is the key to a grand. That's why 4 is better than 5NT and probably better than 6NT.
Aug. 16
David Boxley edited this comment Aug. 16
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RR 3rd round diamond control is not necessary, the Q will do just as well if partner has Kxxxxxx of hearts.
Aug. 16
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You actually need Kxxxxxx AND a minor suit Q to make 7 a good bet.
Aug. 16
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Either minor suit Q will make 6 pretty much a laydown, add K seventh of hearts and 7 will be virtually cold. I should be able to find out about the trump suit via 4NT (keycard) but I don't see how to know about the minors.
Aug. 16
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1 except if playing the nebulous 2 response.
Aug. 15
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K.D., I would accept a 1 response to my 1 opener. ;)
Aug. 15
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I am also.
Aug. 15
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Richard, even though it is difficult to follow the reasoning of someone who would play that this auction could show a 64 hand, the assumption should be that in balancing seat 3 has to be just competitive.
Aug. 15
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Given the description, I wouldn't play the 3 bid as even forcing, something like Kxxxxx Jxxx x Kx, so a pass here would be discouraging.
Aug. 15
David Boxley edited this comment Aug. 15
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S.V., would you bid it the same without the Q? Doesn't have anything to do with this auction, just curious.
Aug. 14
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Any bid is a lie, but pass is the biggest lie. 2 and hope to catch up later.
Aug. 14
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OK Richard. Anyway, I get it.
Aug. 14
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I suppose. BTW, how do you play JT opposite ATxx? :)
Aug. 14
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Seems like dbl is obviously takeout since 2 is a heart raise.
Aug. 14
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Would have bid 3 or double rather than 3.
Aug. 14
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I kind of see your point except I can't imagine a hand that could make 6 opposite this and couldn't open 2, especially since it is limited to a 9 bagger. Maybe - AKQJxxxxx - Qxxx? But I wouldn't open that at the one level.
Aug. 14
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Michael, since I don't play SAYC I should probably keep my mouth shut. I already said that to me it would be non-forcing. I don't know what else you want.
Aug. 14
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This has to be a UI problem.
Aug. 14
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Why not? And what do you consider light? With a spade lead this hand has all of 3 tricks.
Aug. 14
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