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The 14 IMP lost on tha last board averages to only 0.25 IMP/board. But USA1 lost 3.04 IMPs per board. That is what I think is too much (at least on an Edgar Kaplan scale).
Aug. 15
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(3m)-4
Aug. 15
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So it is forcing to game, while 4 is open to debate.
Aug. 15
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In my view the leaping michaels bid must be reserved to 4-5 losers. A wider range is unplayable because of the level. And if it is 4-5 losers then one slam invitation will do: you decline with 5 but accept with 4 losers.
Aug. 15
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What do you bid with +?
Aug. 15
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I may be a pessimist but to play 4 as forcing does not seem sensible to me. They can easily double you in 5 while they must exercise some caution to double you in 4. And if they can double you in 4 you can be certain of a trump stack and play accordingly.
To play 4 forcing as a slam invitation does not seem necessary. You can use 4NT for that purpose.
Aug. 15
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Why have we inverted the minors?
Aug. 15
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This will be hard to explain. Singapore-USA1 170-167.
Aug. 15
Gábor Szőts edited this comment Aug. 15
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So they made a mistake. Now look what happens if Benoit bids 4: responder doubles (what else?), opener passes (what else?).
Aug. 14
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I always read what you write. I never said they were identical situations. However, I am talking about the OP, not a hypothetic hand.
Aug. 14
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Perhaps his idea was to make both opponents think his partner was short in clubs.
Aug. 13
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Bidding 4 might also reach that goal. Bidding 2 might induce partner to make a fatal club lead.
Aug. 13
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One of the opponents with short spades may have realized he had short spades.
Aug. 13
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3. For what I know declarer may have his 9 (1+3+3+2) tricks already. Let's cash out.
Aug. 13
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Leading back our 3 would also suggest a doubleton spade…
Aug. 13
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Opener can't have 3 clubs because that would leave him with 4333 distribution, excluded by the premises.
Aug. 13
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What do you do with a weak 54 over 1?
Aug. 11
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1NT is minimum, misfit. Over 1, that is probably 3154 but I can picture 3163 too with weak s. Over 1 it is a 4-card club or hearts suit. So practically as natural as can be.
I plan to play 2 Gazzilli where the weak variant is at least 55 in the minors (otherwise 1NT).
Aug. 9
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I am going to make proposals to one of my partners and I would like to go slowly.
Aug. 9
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They don't have a code, they are innocent.
Aug. 9
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