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Lead?
A diamond lead could be the best lead.
For the opps.
Do we need 1 trick that badly?
12 hours ago
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I took a challenge to answer and was in the majority.

Lack of info (system) was a problem.

I didn't know my partner's tendency to open 2 or pass and back in. Or take chances in IMPs.

So next time when I have 4 spades and 2 clubs, partner will still have more spades than clubs.

Or next time partner can double 3 - t/o of hearts.
And we won't be making disasterous phantom sacks.
20 hours ago
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Thanks for hard questions. And tricky spade holdings. 6 spades or better spades would be nice. 2 ways. Qbid or just bid them.
Jan. 15
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4 denies 4 spades and a heart void.
You can't have bids mean what you want them to just because you want them to.
Jan. 14
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I'm giving you a PP if your partner knows you have this hand when you bid 4.
Jan. 14
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2 risks losing clubs or dias or penalty?

Double risks losing spades?
Jan. 14
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If partner has 0/1 spade, I have nice hearts/dia for his 3!N.
Jan. 14
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I had a partnership 3 = xxx.
Jan. 14
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Tread softly and carry 2 big sticks if outrageous fortune lies beneath your dreams.
Jan. 14
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3. Something poetic about going from 1 to 3. Now what?
Jan. 14
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I use double to suggest interest in penalizing them.
Calling it nebulous “points” results in nebulous information.

You probably don't have unusual/unusual and probably like your current auction which won't happen again before many more likely ones come up.

You do have some inferences that may never have happened. Unexpected next 3 bids after your double. Maybe you make 7.
Jan. 14
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Maybe scary if you don't bid 3!N and something bad happens.
Jan. 13
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Passing 2 could be our plus.
So could 3 or something else.
Jan. 13
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I've seen 3!N in polls here and sometimes live play, be 15-25 hcp, because there isn't anything better available. And may be the only thing that works.

I've seen people so happy for passing instead of opening 3, 1st seat NV vs Vul because it isn't perfect. If my hand has too much potential I open it 2.
Jan. 13
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I agree double is light.

Partner has a convenient landing in 1.

This is the worst place to be light.
It's like a pre-sandwich if lho has a **.

Over 1 is different than over a minor.
Over 1 partner is less likely to have 6 hearts and no points.
Over a minor rho only needs 3 of the suit, so partner is more likely to have 6 of the suit and no points. The inspiration for these polls coming up every so often.
Jan. 13
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Both.
More room after 3 than after 4.
Jan. 13
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Any bad agreement for this auction after 3 might have been better than none.
Jan. 13
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I'm not necessarily comfortable about passing or what I do if partner doubles 3. At least I will know partner has better than a t/o of 1.

My LTC is so bad. If they were too high in 3, they get the advantage of using an overbid to push us too high. Is it possible everybody is too high at the 3-level?
Jan. 13
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3 - stampede.
Partner's t/o was 1-level.
I don't have a 3-level response.
Jan. 13
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2*. Or 5.
Jan. 13
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