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Looks like a good time for the old invitational jump shift
3 hours ago
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Maybe so, but I am missing quite a lot of aces opposite a Partner who passed my last train…
3 hours ago
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I agree that Pass is “no preference” … but on this particular hand, I think I have around 3 more tricks in spades than I do in hearts. In the likely case that Partner pulls to 2 I'll bid 2 and no harm done.
3 hours ago
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Write “Hand this convention card to your opponents at the beginning of each round” in large, friendly letters at the top of the CC. Then have everyone hand 'em over. Pass to the left.
3 hours ago
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You got me there.
16 hours ago
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As for me, I didn't see any note about 2NT being a lebensohl type bid in the OP. Also, I don't play that. So for me, 2NT seems prefect… if I had 10-11 with a stopper I would've bid 2NT the last time, so how can I have anything other than this? Pard can figure out what to do next. If Pard has the minimum 5=1=(4-3) hand I suppose I'll wish I'd bid 2, but if he actually has something…
18 hours ago
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Whatever double would've been in the sequence 1NT-(2 natural)-X.
Oct. 20
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Isn't 3 basically a transfer to 4?
Oct. 17
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Do you trust your partner or the opponents?
Oct. 17
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If 1a-1b-1NT-2NT-3-3NT shows a balanced strong NT (15-17), and the 1NT bid showed a balanced weak NT (12-14), then … who cares? Why not just bid 3NT directly?
Oct. 16
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I read it as West alerted 2 and South did not ask for an explanation at the time.
Oct. 12
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So if the bid meant what South thought it meant, it should have been alerted, but given NS's actual agreements, it was correctly not alerted.
Oct. 12
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I don't get 3NT here. I see approximately 6 tricks in my hand and quite possibly no entry to dummy.
Oct. 12
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In the ACBL, cue bids are never alertable. What is the rule in the WBF?
Oct. 12
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Someone should invent 4-handed chess clocks, and then it all becomes easy. If you put a computer on it you can even go back and measure how long BITs were.
Oct. 8
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Specifically, if Opener has a one-sided stopper like Kx(x) you now cannot bid 3NT at all.
Oct. 8
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i don't know what happened or if the penalties are fair … but if a penalty has no chance to swing the winner of an event, then there's no point in having penalties. So, once we've agreed to allow penalties, we must be comfortable with the fact that every once in a while the winner will be decided on penalties!
Oct. 8
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Playing 12-14 NT you wouldn't open?
Oct. 7
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The biggest weirdness of SAYC is that it doesn't include new minor forcing. So with invitational and a 5 card major, you have to bid 2NT, and either you wallow in 2NT or Opener will make a move .. stopping to bid 3 with 3 card support.

On this particular hand, if Partner has a max 14 HCP but only two spades, I'm not sure I want to be in game, so I choose 2. If Pard takes a preference to 2, then I can raise that to 3. And if Pard passes us out in 2, that's not so bad either.
Oct. 7
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If partner has a random 3 count, it looks like I'll probably get 8 quick tricks, and the opponents will run their suit when I try to develop #9. If partner has 6 points, I won't get passed out in 1.
Oct. 7
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