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I have no idea if the method is legal or not, but the agreement is sufficiently sophisticated to assume the users do.
8 hours ago
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Three points. Suppose East knows 2 is natural, in this case a takeout dbl is likely to get passed out. If East knows it is Michaels it likely to get passed out too. If NS remain silent which is quite likely it appears to be very unlikely that the very lucky 4 will be reached. There seems no suggestion that South got message from partner when he said Michaels, in which case he thought 2 was the right bid and I have seen this type of bid made too many times to think it anything but normal. If North thought South had a normal 2 bid after a natural 2 overcall, opposite a passed partner he has a clear pass. Based on the 2 overcall it is clear that North is not a great striker of the ball and if we assume South is of similar ability then no adjustment should be made.
8 hours ago
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For as long as I can remember I have a take out double followed by a jump as a one round force.
21 hours ago
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I agree that two bites is an error. I have enough defence not to be too bothered if they bid on.
21 hours ago
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What can you say? I think I might have got a disciplinary penalty at that point.
Aug. 20
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Odd hand might have opened 4.
Aug. 19
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you made your move when you doubled and got them to the four level–and your partner still has a bid. Double is nuts.
Aug. 19
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If 3NT showed this South can or should take it to 4.
Aug. 19
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doubling 1 was bearable but doubling 4 was absurd.
Aug. 19
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This is where 4NT comes into its own. For me it is not blackwood–there is never a need for it here–I use it to show a hand with real potential but no spade control. So 41s shows a control.
Aug. 19
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4 shows this hand very well–although I should say in Sharples style acol. After the 1 response 2 is far too dangerous in my view. 4 would show four card support obviously with short clubs.
Aug. 18
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15-17
Aug. 18
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Did I really open 1? confused lol
Aug. 18
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It has the feel of going off already.
Aug. 18
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As with all conventions the crucial thing is agree the ramifications. It won't matter much what you play as long as you agree it.
Aug. 18
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Steve was a decent player and a great director. He had a laconic sense of humor, which often defused tricky situations. Its a sad loss to the bridge world. My sincere condolences Richard.
Aug. 17
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It certainly did–I remember touting it as a bidding problem, no one thought of 6.
Aug. 16
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I have never not known they were playing a strong club ever. Also it was transitional to exchange convention cards. I am happy to not worry about this.
Aug. 16
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David you presume too much I am sure we are all happy to let our oopps know what we are up to–it is a question of when such disclosure takes place.
Aug. 16
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I vague memory of it involving Becker and Schenken. I do not believe any top player exists or existed who has never psyched.
Aug. 16
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