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I don't think there is a forced standard for whatever bid West makes.

If you're going to take all North's hcp, you have to put them somewhere and quite possibly not even have this auction.
an hour ago
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I think 4333 9-10 hcp is a bad opening in 3rd seat.
Kind of a stretch to call it the start of an illicit partnership agreement.
an hour ago
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West"s bids are not preemptive.

The CC is marked 4 card mjs possible in 3rd and 4th.
If East doesn't have 4 hearts, where are they?
West has a better chance of guessing the distribution around the table than anybody else.

South may have been stressed from the previous board. Don't have to know about the dia overcall vs t/o double at the time. Just happy if we don't make things easier for the opps.
2 hours ago
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How about West doesn't care how weak or strong East is. He cares if East knows how weak or strong he is. West's bids are not preemptive, they are limit.
2 hours ago
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The wording West was thinking about the strength of his compared to his partner's was not at all intended.

It was POV of me talking to readers the irony of first seat being submissive to 3rd seat.

Too many times 1st seat tries to be too active in decision making.

The possible inferences West gets are from the auction and his distribution. The opps are likely to have hearts and hopefully his partner has 5+ clubs.
7 hours ago
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A club is the lead that allows it.
Declarer still has to play well.
9 hours ago
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How long ago?
Rules are catching up to reality, but some have a ways to go.
9 hours ago
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Nobody resorted to DD solver?
East can get tempi to get both of his partner's kings.
West can't if he is on lead.
So a spade or a diamond lead by East beats 4.

Somebody was -620 E/W with East on lead.
9 hours ago
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The partnership did not have any of the under the table understandings that are being suggested.

Lighten up.
10 hours ago
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The partnership is very casual.
Everything is intermittent.
How serious do you want to get in a club game?
People are just killing 3+ hours in the middle of the afternoon.

I could give plenty more interesting details.
Like N/S had just gone for -1000 in a redoubled contract.
No. Everything was not totally frivolous.
N/S were husband/wife.
10 hours ago
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No it won't. Let's start with no 1 overcall. If you're going to move diamonds around then you have to change the auction.
17 hours ago
Gregory Nowak edited this comment 17 hours ago
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This partnership has played once in the last 3 mos and only a few times before that. And has never had a light 3rd seat opener before.

West is a multi-time world champion. East just random.
17 hours ago
Gregory Nowak edited this comment 17 hours ago
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Here.
I have an extra one.
Now they're happy.
They beat their irritating opps a trick.
Others make 4.
18 hours ago
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4 makes with West on lead and likely if East doesn't lead a diamond.

I make par to be 140 N/S.
-100 E/W.
I'm calling 3 doubled a hypothetical.
19 hours ago
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Is it possible that it is legal for East to open the bidding, but not legal to have an agreement.

Frequency and 1 hcp can be another matter.
19 hours ago
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The actual South, a flight A player, must have had a weak moment when he overcalled 1. The E/W actions are taking advantage of that. Whether it works or not. E/W are completely out of the auction if East doesn't open the bidding. It's not clear what will happen then.

As far as I can see E/W actions are legal.
19 hours ago
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I'm so happy now. Maybe I should have tried some different wording.
Sept. 24
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If partner's 3 denied the A, just bidding 6 crossed my mind.

If partner's 3 showed the A (or K) now we have to see if we have 7.
Sept. 23
Gregory Nowak edited this comment Sept. 23
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I've heard 3 or 3 = shortness.
And I think playing that is wrong.
Just something people say when filling out the card and may never have had the auction.

You can't bid 2!N, hear about partner's diamonds, and then continue with 3 or 3 unless you have shortness?
Sept. 23
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Before I saw the poll results, I thought of pass/double?
Then 5.
6?? Never thought of it.
Sept. 22
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