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with a hand 11.hcp or more and 5.4 Mj I open the 5 cards, I don't use preempts here is clear and classic.
with 5 ♥ and 4 ♠ strong I use a reverse but it is not FG, and don't shows a 6.4, with 5.5 Mj FG I can open 1♠,and rebid 4♥ , but in all these cases what if everybody pass !
Jan. 13
Jacques Faure edited this comment Jan. 13
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i agree that my 2♣ with 4.4 majors was too shortly explained,
the conditions IMo, are very resticted but no rare. these are hands 14.15hcp all in the tows Mj and patern 4=4(.4.1) or 4=4(5.0),so the opening of 1 minor can drive to a catastrophic lead.in these conditons results are great,never get X, overcalling risky
Jan. 13
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thank you Ian good luck with yours
April 22, 2018
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O.K Patrik,so the only differences are the limits, your upper limits around 7 losers are my bottoms, so your methods I agree are very good preempts, my method is the confort of part, may be I am a kind of altruist !
thanks
April 21, 2018
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Patrick: the difference with a Wilkosz 2♦, is that mine have no upper linit; about the standard 2NT the differnce is the pattern ,in standard 2NT is regular,in mine is 2 minors suits and here also no limit.
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April 21, 2018
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ian: my openings are not F.G except some after 2♣-(cf my previous post),so they are not rare, but they are not limited, it just that they make part more confortable, so in case of preemptive overcall opener can double showing a strong hand and partener know what to do.
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April 20, 2018
Jacques Faure edited this comment April 21, 2018
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Patrick Wilkosz 2♦ opening is weak, mine is not,not banned yet,could be soon, let us wait, polish club is extra
April 19, 2018
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in many systems after a 2C opening rebid of 2♥ is a 8 tricks hand ,by opening 2♥,this type there no possible ambiguity
March 18, 2018
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steven how to show a 6.4 pattern? thanks you
March 18, 2018
Jacques Faure edited this comment March 18, 2018
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to Dick: here it is clear that opener is the pilot (right or wrong)
March 18, 2018
Jacques Faure edited this comment March 18, 2018
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ned in Acol system do you open 1NT 12.14 even RED as I do?
michael hargraeves if I dont open 1NT partner knows that I have a 4 cards major(here I open with only 11hcp) or a sing or I am too strong, these informations have some values don't you agree?
michael czerwonco: OK OK, the diference is only 1hcp but then the reopening is more confortable believe me
thank you all
Oct. 10, 2017
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thank you Doug but when part is very weak oppos can bid but they can also double! or simply let it go down could be expensive, by the way do you open your NT when vulnerable as I do, this also make a big difference on frequency
it's look like your NT is a preempt, mine is not, it's safe!
April 1, 2017
Jacques Faure edited this comment April 2, 2017
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PS to doug: after more thinking
1)about the results on NT 11.14 you are possibbly right, but How much you need for a Stayman? 10? 11? or 4=4=4=1 how often do you miss 4.4.Maj-fit? What do you open with 2=2=4=5 12 brobably 1 club then??
2)about frequency: I have a doubt my NT is much wider because 2 clubs is free! need verification.
3) about upper limit it must stays 16hcp I tell it before I stick to
4) 14.16 fed up with it, no more, let it to MackW I am great admirator but I have not the legs to follow them, is like trying to follow Chris Froom climbing the tourmalet col you end in ambulance
5)13.16: may be the best, security quasi absolue with 9hcp no risk over-biding,no risk missing a Game ,but less frequency you choose
tchao doug (I am from south-Eu guess ) friendly
April 1, 2017
Jacques Faure edited this comment April 1, 2017
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to both Michael: your replies are shorts! can't be shorters !, I should have said more popular in France, that's true (beleive me) and may be in Italy: see Bocchi-Mendela (without speaking of Fantoni-Nunez), best is 1NT variable as Bocchi but it becomes too complex,I want to keep it simple.
please excuse my poor english
friendly to both
March 31, 2017
Jacques Faure edited this comment April 1, 2017
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OK Michael thank you for the correction but you would argree is more popular now
PS:14-16 is normal today(Meckwell and others) is not weak and I like it weak!
March 31, 2017
Jacques Faure edited this comment March 31, 2017
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as M.Rodwell said 1NT 13.15 is not high enough the limit must be 16,then the strong NT become 17.19 ideal level
1)it allows Stayman with only 6hcp
2)it fit well with others NT steps.
3) over intervention if part pass you can X
about the wide range it is possible because we get a cheap ask:2 club
may be 13.16 range is better O.K but is still a weak NT?
but weak NT is the only step foreward in biding for the last 20 years
thank you for your comment
March 31, 2017
Jacques Faure edited this comment March 31, 2017
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to Art and Kieran you are both right could happen
March 30, 2017
Jacques Faure edited this comment March 30, 2017
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merci Normand de ta visite et de ton intervention I din't get it right my english is as bad as my bridge
I think there is no need to cheat it's as precise as a swiss wach
merci encore
tchao
March 30, 2017
Jacques Faure edited this comment March 30, 2017
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to Doug “At matchpoints, the scramble contract will win 63%, tie 11%, and lose to 1NT 26%.” merci Doug, here most ofen we are playing machpoint
March 30, 2017
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to michael Hargeaves
1) When responder is limite 10hcp he ask with 2club openr rebid -2♦-=12 total =22 2NT makeable, and it is the worst case

2)interferences are welcome we can play 2 of a major or tow of a minor or they can go down

3)dont forget the trouble over opposition

to Kieran the point now is not who is allowed to play it is who young want to play when he don't learn from his parents! in Le havre 95% of players are over 60 years, in the bridge school nearly 100% are retired bridge is dying here
sorry for my bad english
March 30, 2017
Jacques Faure edited this comment March 30, 2017
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