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I was reluctant to show the whole hand as it makes evident that partner made a mistake. That was not my point. I felt that maybe I had made a mistake too not rescueing to 3.
June 1
Gábor Szőts edited this comment June 1
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Thanks for the votes. Here is the hand in question: http://bridzs.hu/result/5154/5322/19imp1b27-5.htm
June 1
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Thanks for the votes. Here is the hand in question: http://bridzs.hu/result/5154/5322/19imp1b27-1.htm
June 1
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It is more probable that overcaller has it, the more so as his hearts do not look particularly strong.
May 27
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3. As a club lead is looming, we should make sure partner is declarer with Qx.
May 27
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2. I'd rather step on the brake later than try to convince my partner that I have 7 controls.
May 25
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Thanks Barry. I followed your steps and it works OK.
May 11
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Is your 3 bid here take-out of spades?
May 10
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Pass. Classic penalty double situation. We are going to collect 500-800. Lead: Q.

That said, I might have bid 1 at my first turn but I don't want to spoil the party.
April 27
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Thanks for the votes.

I held this hand and I chose the majority vote of 4. The successful bid, however, would have been the double. Partner held: xx, K109x, AKQ, AKJx.
You can see the whole hand here (I was pair no7): http://bridzs.hu/result/5154/5326/19imp1b08-6.htm
April 25
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Optional: either you leave it in or I leave you out.
April 20
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If they did not bid 5 and parner bid 5, would I have passed? If yes, I bid 5 now, if not, I bid 6. The situation hasn't changed.
I'm bidding 6 anyway. If partner has A, fine. If not, they may lead the wrong ace.
April 14
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I chose the first answer but I don't think I'll need 4 spades to penalize them, in fact I think 3 cards would be typical in this situation.
April 8
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I might have bid 5 as North at my 1st turn but I would have certainly not passed 5 with the exceptional South hand. After all, North thought he'd make 5 facing wasted heart values.
March 25
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We play 1 to show 4+ diamonds, and a raise to 2 is a normal raise, maybe on 3 cards. Our 1NT rebid may be slightly unbalanced with 5 clubs and our 2 rebid shows only 5.
With stronger hands we either reverse in a major or bid 2NT which shows a one-suiter.
All this in a system in which the 2 opening is 18-19 BAL.
March 12
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I don't see 1 as an error over a reopening double. Back to 100%.
March 9
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Partner also heard 3. He won't bid them with less than 5. And we have lots of points so why should we be afraid playing a 8-card heart fit? If the opp doubles (holding 5), I'd redouble.
March 9
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He will get his wish, only on defence.
March 9
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Hi Ian,

Thanks for the details. I don't say I agree with rebidding 2 on 3 but if you are fine with that so am I.
March 8
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I don't know what you mean by how forcing. If pass is an option then 1NT is non-forcing.
Obviously, playing 2/1 puts its upper boundary at 11 HCP's.
March 5
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