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Even x,x,xxxxx,xxxxxx is not hopeless for 12 tricks although I (or rather, partner) must apologize to opps if it makes.
8 hours ago
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Partner has a very strong hand with a long diamond suit, probably with side hearts. I have stopper in spades and significant extras, so 3NT. If they can't cash 5 blacks we are making.
8 hours ago
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I don't lead the 7 but can I not abstain by pressing the Abstain button?
12 hours ago
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Double is the best way to the impossible, trying to recover from that awful 1.
If partner takes it out I'll have to go to 3 and he will probably deduce that I have found my 13th card and it was an ace.
12 hours ago
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Yes, they differ if you want to make 3 different signals in one suit. Very useful and easy to follow.
12 hours ago
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You mean partner led the opponents' suit in which I have at least 4 cards?
June 27
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Smith echo is in the opponents' suit.
For the other two, when you have already played 3 cards in a suit do you think there is still something to signal?

Now what is ‘or…’?
June 27
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If it starts in round 3, what happened in round 2?
June 27
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I've always thought transfer responses were played primarily for easy distinction between 3 and 4 card support.
June 27
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Are (2) and (3) not the same?
June 27
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We play 2 as GF and 3 over 2 as 4315 irrespective of strength.
June 27
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While playing transfer responses might solve awkward hands with 3-card support, I don't see how they help with 4-card-support hands.
June 27
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I have always wondered how Monaco is able to accommodate the increasing number of immigrants.
What if Lauria and Versace do not find a house?
June 27
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I have never thought about that sequence, Ian. But at first thought it must be unbalanced because with a balanced hand you'd pass 2. In a strong NT environment, that is.
BTW, playing weak NT I think you are practically forced to conceal your 4-card spade suit and rebid 1NT, just because of this very sequence, else you would be stuck over 2.
June 27
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I don't see any problem with 4th suit sequences. E.g. after 1-1-1 (can be balanced)-2 we play:
2: balanced, 3s
2: balanced, 2s, no stopper
2NT: balanced, 2s, stopper
Does it not solve everything?
June 27
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Sorry that I missed your question for such a long time.

The 2 raise is normal , no special agreement. Say it's 7-10 dummy points.
June 26
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Another example played universally, I guess: (1m)-X-(2m)-X.
June 25
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But, as pointed out by Richard Fleet above, partner, being void of hearts, can't ruff the diamond, so you can forget about that possibility.
June 24
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I meant the title.
June 23
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Hard to spell those ugly long latin names.
June 23
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