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In my methods, is double then clubs natural or a cue bid? If the latter then it seems I have no choice but 2 (unless I want to take a flight of fancy with 3NT).
July 4, 2018
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The value of showing a doubleton spade is because the 1 bidder shows 5 or 6, so they now know whether there's an 8 card fit or not.
July 4, 2018
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Your partners don't add a king to their hand to balance?
July 4, 2018
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See also https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-ytr2tcd21l/
Preempter had –/A98742/KT7/QJ54 and Dummy had JT864/6/AJ843/AT and defending 3x+1 was … not a good score.
July 1, 2018
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See also https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-lx4zjubye8/
Preempter had –/A98742/KT7/QJ54 and Dummy had JT864/6/AJ843/AT and defending 3x+1 was … not a good score.
July 1, 2018
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This is the hand they invented Gazzilli for.
June 29, 2018
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Except that it goes past 3
June 29, 2018
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This would've been a good hand to make an invitational jump shift.
June 29, 2018
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You mean you pause for a long time with a good hand and bid immediately with a bad hand? Or something else? Well, whatever it is, we don't play it.
June 27, 2018
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If I bid 3NT, West is on lead and knows to lead hearts where East is known to have good cards over whatever honor Partner might come up with in the suit.
June 26, 2018
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Maybe I should have thought of this problem before I made the asking bid?
June 25, 2018
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What possible misfit? If they don't have hearts they surely have diamonds.
June 25, 2018
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The other problem with 3 is I'll be poorly placed if the opponents bid 3NT or start racing towards 5 or 6. I'd rather bid 4 and at least I've eaten up two levels of bidding space.
June 24, 2018
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I'll bid 4NT if I think partner will take it as “pick a round suit”. If I think that will be too confusing, I'll try 5
June 24, 2018
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Because my spades are not very good, and East is likely to have length behind the good spades, I will try defense.
June 24, 2018
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You get match wins for swiss also. I might say “same number of masterpoints” rather than “peers”.
June 5, 2018
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Doesn't this also apply to Swiss?
June 5, 2018
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Is it ever legal for “partner (to) be aware it's very likely a psyche” ?
June 5, 2018
Jordan Lampe edited this comment June 5, 2018
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As mentioned elsewhere, bracketing has serious problems if your goal is to get good but not world-class players into bridge.
June 4, 2018
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If you play (1M)-1NT as Raptor, what implications does that have for a balancing 1NT (that is (1M)-P-(P)-1NT) ? Is that still 12-15 (or whatever) balanced, or does that now show the Raptor shape?
June 4, 2018
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