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Thx CZ
awesome: i don't have the tech savvy to know how to run such sims, so i really appreciate your time and effort. I just try to visualize various possible combos.
thx so much
April 19, 2018
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Thx CZ
BBO revenge: s were 4-1 with QTxx in one hand, can't make 6 (at least not on a spade lead).
But, do you want to be there? Should you be in 6?
Some believe it's a conspiracy.
April 18, 2018
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It's very difficult. Here we are playing a difficult cognitive game (more difficult for some than for others) and perhaps feeling that some people/ opponents know things that we don't know, and then feeling self-conscious or diminished in some way about it. And some may feel unhappy because they might not wish to have to deal with new or unfamiliar stuff. It's hard to know how any one one particular such person is feeling, but i think we all might feel that we've been there at one point or another. I know I certainly have been and sometimes still am. At least you seems to be sensitive to them: i can think of some who wouldn't be so compassionate.
April 18, 2018
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got it, thx
April 18, 2018
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welcome to my world :)
April 18, 2018
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thanks, steve. I knew i had the terms wrong. I googled spiral raises because i remembered that Gavin W had not described 3344 (or 3434 as one of my partners prefers) but had described something a bit more complex. I can play kokish but don't have any partners who know it.
Can I blame it on age (and associated cognitive decreases)? (Perhaps not, for to do so would presuppose a higher level of premorbid functioning. Some might deem this to be a gross misrepresentation of the facts.)
April 18, 2018
Donald Lurie edited this comment April 18, 2018
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I am just looking at this from a possible perspective of some less experienced opponents. Not any comment on your preferred methods (I say go for it)
Is it possible that some of your less experienced opponents feel put out of their comfort zones when presented with methods that are new or unfamiliar to them? Is it possible that they feel that they are therefore at a competitive disadvantage (even when there is very little difference)? Again, doesn't it come back to familiarity with a method or principle?
I am curious. How often do you make a bid playing DCS, even if a normal bid, and the first question the opponents ask is “how many points does that show?”.
April 18, 2018
Donald Lurie edited this comment April 18, 2018
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got it.
i do not disagree (although was curious if any (and many) other contributors might select a different bid. I held the hand and received some negative or questioning feedback about my decision to make one more try with 5.
I also think that these hands show some potential problems when minor suit jump-shift veer away from more pure 5-5s or better: the 3 waiting bid suggested by Tyri addressed this to some degree.
as always, thx 4 ur input
April 18, 2018
Donald Lurie edited this comment April 18, 2018
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it would be quite helpful if those voting for Double would explain their rationale for this selection. TIA
April 18, 2018
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Don't Robson-Segal advocate for making the opponents make the last guess? Hence the myriad of fit non-jump and fit jumps.
April 18, 2018
Donald Lurie edited this comment April 18, 2018
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It's a method of game try after 1m-1M-2M. As i understand them (could be wrong-there are a few versions), after the bidding had gone 1m - 1M-2M, the next step asks for the natural of the major suit raise: min/max within the range and length of trumo support. For example, a 3 rebid might sho minimum with 3-card support and so forth. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
I believe that Gavin Wolpert wrote a column/ article on them on BW that's a bit more complex
April 18, 2018
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For those of you who feel that the East hand is an opening bid: Is there a mechanism that you have to locate/ identify the fact that almost half of opener's hand is wasted opposite responder's singleton? I'm not sure that spiral raises (we play 3344) would pinpoint it. Perhaps a ssgt of 3? (if that is agreed upon?)
April 18, 2018
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Richard: Thx for responding. I'm afraid I am missing your point here which I sure is very good.
The hand in this OP set up a GF with the 3 rebid, and I rebid 3 on the hand in the accompanying OP. If I had held the hand you just suggested, I am not moving over 4. But the hand that was actually held was about 2 tricks better than this.
Please clarify Thx
April 18, 2018
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Double with 0 or 1 in passout seat, wants P to save unless she has 2?
Are you sure this works? and if each hand has 1? What am I missing here?
April 18, 2018
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fixed, thank you
April 18, 2018
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probably something like AQ6th or AJT6th with little outside - not a fully agreed upon issue for us. I play a slightly wider range than do some of my friends)
April 18, 2018
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as many might have guess, the companion hand was
A7, K, AJT865, AQJ9.
While there have been some recommendations on the other poll that opener rebid 2, not 3, I find Jyri's (kokish's) rebid structure over 1D-1H-3C where 3 by responder is temporizing to be very interesting. I was not familiar with this treatment. thx
April 18, 2018
Donald Lurie edited this comment April 18, 2018
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David: please note that there was a correction to the west hand.
Thx to all for responding.
DHL
April 17, 2018
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thx C
not everyone has access to this NLTC: I just found it online recently but, like i said initially, I didn't think i had an opening bid but was complying with partnership agreement
April 17, 2018
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thx ben
April 17, 2018
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