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Some people
3 hours ago
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Can you actually play in 2nt?
3 hours ago
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I chose the word might wjth care Andy.
7 hours ago
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John you getting some flack here but if the opps are not either tyros or clueless then they deserve–well opener deserves as large a punishment that you can legitimately find. Good for you.
8 hours ago
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I know I will be alone in saying 2nt natural but I hate letting the opps know we might be in trouble.
8 hours ago
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If you have a balanced hand under the 1NT opener partner will lead his or her best suit which is fine. It is often a pure guess with a flat hand on lead.
8 hours ago
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I think they have found a 4-4 fit–does not mean we cannot beat it. I think we should be bidding a game and I am guessing we can makes 3nt.
11 hours ago
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H\enry 5 is not usually bid with a great hand like this and besides xx in clubs might be enough and they may lead a diamond.
13 hours ago
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To any style of 1Nt prefer double over to say I have a decent lead and double under to show balanced values.
17 hours ago
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5 is a tad conservative :)
17 hours ago
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I must be missing something–there was a rule no alerts above 3nt –is that still in place? If so change it asap. I am being doubly dense I can understand the transfer after 41c but why would you want to use 4 to get partner to play it?
Nov. 23
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6 seems reasonable to me–do not care to give them room to find a cheap save if I can make this. I would have opened 6==old fashioned but partner can bid seven with k.
Nov. 23
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pre-empter pre-empts partner sets the contract. At best the 4 bid is ill disciplined at worse taking advantage of UI. It is of no consequence that the 3nt was ill-judged facing what he might have thought was a weak two in hearts. I do not think you can offer benefit of the doubt–if the pair are very inexperienced you could explain this gently, otherwise a warning is appropriate.
Nov. 22
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To me it is obvious 3nt was none of openers business. Therefore advantage was taken. East would not have bid 3nt with xx in hearts facing a weak two in spades. I would score 3NT minus one and warn opener about future conduct.
Nov. 22
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I abstained because I prefer natural here.
Nov. 22
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I am sure the only reason we are considering a bid is ownership of the club ten. I also do not see why opener should not have clubs–in fact if I bid hope he does less chance of being doubled.
Nov. 21
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Interesting point Drew but I prefer to keep it simple here. But a decent agreement none the less for many situations
Nov. 21
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Might as well bid 3nt or 4 if I am going to bid–because you can almost bet partner will bid hearts. If it gets passed out no problem unless we miss game.
Nov. 21
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Agree passing is stunningly pessimistic.
Nov. 20
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I play it as saying I have good defence and unless you have bid on horse hair and tram tickets this will probably not make. East has in my view made a penalty double of two hearts so will not welcome this double being removed to 3.
Nov. 20
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