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3 to show the 6card suit and minimum (aceless hand). Replace the Kings in majors with aces and 3 would be reasonable.
Aug. 13, 2016
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4th suit. Usually no fit in a major and no club stopper.
Aug. 10, 2016
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2=64 invitational
Aug. 7, 2016
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Awesome! Both article and magazine.
Aug. 4, 2016
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Lavazza Wolff
Nickell Street
Fleisher Fireman
July 28, 2016
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Big Bang's approach is interesting.
1 is always unbalanced or 4441/1444
1 1M 2 = either 5÷4 11-15 hcp or reverse without 3+M*
…over 2 responses are: 2=8+hcp (like Gazzilli over 1M), other bids show shape and less than 8 hcp.
Over responder's 2 openers 2 shows the 11-15 range.

*1 1M 2oM = reverse with 3card fit and relays follow
July 14, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment July 14, 2016
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This is the power of attidute leads, and for that reason most experts using it nowadays. Any small card (2,3,4,5) lead denotes length (at least 5 cards) and power (one or two honors). Any big card (7,8,9) denotes a 4 or 3 card suit with or without honor (most people play 3rd from honor and 2nd from 3 or 4 small). The 6 and some times the 5 create ambiguity. In this hand things are pretty clear for EAST. He/she knows that partner has 3 or 4 cards in spades with or without honor. In case partner hold Q107 he would have led with the 10 to unblock the suit. In case hold Q107x then prospects to defeat the contract are limited.
June 12, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment June 12, 2016
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I was surprised too. In my opinion the opening is straightforward.
June 9, 2016
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In case K was K (same distribution) I would re-bid 2. Now 1NT.
June 9, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment June 9, 2016
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Thank you all for your participation. For your information opener's hand was AQJ5 K1073 8 J832 and the auction:

1 (Pass) 2 (2)
2 (Pass) 3 (Pass)
4 (Pass) 4 (Pass)
4 (Pass) 6 All pass

2=promises stopper, not length
3=shortness
4=no stopper or no stopper or super max
4=sets , Redwood (KC asking)
4=1 or 4 KCs

Result= 6=. Hearts split 32 and the Q was there that should have been. 6 could be -1 on a lead (if was played by South)
June 9, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment June 9, 2016
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West's distribution propably is 62(32). Trump squeeze prevails.
June 8, 2016
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…after a while you find out that there is a 44 fit in hearts and that a keycard and the Q are missing. Would you stop in 5? Is it possible to discard heart losers in spades or in diamonds playing in 6?
June 8, 2016
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Unfortunately 3 would be natural 7 cards, decent suit, weak hand. But you can splinter spades on the next round!
June 7, 2016
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Any two suiter 5+5, at least constructive at favorable vulnerability otherwise strong
May 28, 2016
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May 10, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment May 10, 2016
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I think no one said that if we let such cases unpunished how we will prevent deliberately 2-way actions just to comfuse the opponents i.e. advancer's 2 shows either 6cards weak or limit and aggressor's 3 checks safely the case. In case aggressor is too strong (18+) can qb or bid 2NT. Remember also that in local and regional tournaments quite often nobody has a convention card.
May 10, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment May 10, 2016
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Τo contribute to the discussion Ι can assure you that Big Bang system (LAVAZZA's team bidding system developed mainly by Norberto Bocchi) uses that treatment. The structure after (1) X (1) is:
Pass=none of the following
X=4+, 6good+ hcp
1=4/5cards 3-9 hcp (when less
than 6hcp promises honor)
with 5cards up to 7 hcp
1NT=natural 7good-10bad hcp
2=4+ limit+
2=natural up to 9 hcp
2=4+ limit+
2=5cards 8-9 hcp
3=6cards weak
May 10, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment May 10, 2016
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My decision would be, If I was the director, 4 undoubled -2 considering that with North's hand I would bid directly 4
May 9, 2016
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They asked for 4X -2 or a weighted 4X at the end of the session
May 9, 2016
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-1…I think :)
May 9, 2016
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