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All comments by Harald Berre Skjæran
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In polls, I suggest the results be presented in descending (number of votes) order instead of the order given in the poll itself.
July 26
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IMO the south hand is too strong to show as a 22-23 NT, if you play that. With my regular partner, 2NT opening promise 22-24, and that would be my choice.
July 25
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Of course I know, David. Thus the smiley. :)
July 23
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Sure it’s forcing. Have anyone avlive today ever played it as NF? ;)
July 23
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In my regular partnership, west would bid 1 with this hand, showing a positive with less than four spades.

Anyway, we’d open the east hand 2, showing an 18-19 NT from the start, and probably bid uncontested (3 puppet - 3NT).
July 21
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I assume you don't play lebensohl here, else the jump to 4 wouldn't seem likely.

I think east should bid 4NT (to play) over 4. It doesn't have to be laydown, but should at least have some play. West's got to have something more than six diamonds for the jump; the actual hand is about minimum, IMO. Of course, it's much better to have the A rather than KQ.
July 21
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Stavanger Bridge Club play on Thursdays at 18:30. The venue is Bekkefaret bydelshus at Hjalmar Johansens gate 4. They play a 27 board barometer pairs tournament. Entry fee NOK 60 per player, includes coffee. You can contact the chairman; Kjell Endresen on +47-913 96 004 or Geir Larsen on +47-932 33 878.

Tasta Randaberg Bridge Club play on Tuesdays at 18:30. Klepp Bridge Club also play on Tuesdays at 18:15. Both clubs are situated a little outside Stavanger, so it might me inconvenient, unless someone can give you a lift.
July 18
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Trusting my partner.
July 17
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Without evidence (system card, notes) that the explanation given is correct, a TD is to assume the bid is according to the agreement and rule MI.
July 15
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Excuse me, Oleg, but everything said by east according to the OP tells us that the player is absolutely incompetent regarding bridge law and rulings.
July 14
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2017 laws doesn’t apply yet, AFAIK.
July 12
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For me a splinter bid shows a void here, thus I would bid 4.
July 10
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Exactly 4-4 when playing natural responses to 1 and nothing fancy elsewhere.

However, I play transfer responses to 1 and open 2 with 18-19NT, so it only applies in casual partnerships. And even then I usually play transfers after a jump to 2NT, so the sequence in th OP would show exactly 4 and 4+ for me. :)
July 10
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Same lead at the other table. The Swedish declarer called for the king from dummy and made an overtrick. Declarer was Ola Rimstedt.
July 9
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«And if partner bids 2NT, you should want 3 as GF».

Well, is’t it? I can’t imagine correcting an invitational 2NT to a supposedly 4-3 fit and play it as NF. I’ll admit three parntners of mine having done so. They never did again.
July 7
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A double of 1 would be penalty by either hand for me, same applies to 2. No idea how GIB would interpret it.
July 6
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It's standard here that 2NT is an asking bid with conventional responses - these vary by partnership agreement.

Without such an agreement, 3 should be patterning out with a minimum hand; responder can pass 3 or correct to a red suit.
July 4
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Did you read the first comment to this post or the ACBL Alert Procedure before responding?
July 3
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“The movement is BAM.”
I don't know what the movement is (I probably can guess), but I can tell for sure it isn't BAM - that's a scoring method, not a movement.

I suppose the same movement is always used in BAM tournaments in ACBL, and never else. And all believe the movement is called BAM, but, whatever it is, the movement has a different name. (I'm pretty sure it's either a teams Howell or teams Mitchell, and would guess the latter.)
July 1
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