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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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Don't you end up wrongsiding NT when Advancer has the stopper? Or is the assumption that once an opponent opens, 3NT is out of the picture?
June 3, 2018
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“Hearts is Hand”
May 24, 2018
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On Page 6, you consider the hypothetical play of leading the T our of hand, and if West covers, to win in dummy. Why not duck when West covers? If West started with KQx(x) it's the same. If West started with Qx(xx) and East fails to overtake then it's the same. If West started Kx(xx) even better. And if East somehow overtakes the Q with the K, we still have the diamond finesse which we always had.
May 21, 2018
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It looks to me like if Pard has a useful card (!KC or !AH say), that they are going down 1 in 4, and we are making 5. . If Pard doesn't have a useful card, they are making 4 and I am down 1 in 5. In either case, I score more by being in 5.
May 17, 2018
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Since 1NT here shows 12-15, this seems more like a double and bid NT hand?
May 17, 2018
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Pass may be right, but it may also cause partnership consternation since the system proposed in the link says we are in a forcing pass here.
May 14, 2018
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Over 3m, I play 4 is om+a major (4 asks) and 4 is both majors.
May 12, 2018
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What should South have done?
May 7, 2018
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My suggestion is that instead of meeting at a table to play 2 boards of bridge over 15 minutes, instead we discuss corner cases of our bidding systems and then defenses to those, and then defenses to the defenses of those, and so on. At the end of 15 minutes, the EW pair move to the next table.
April 30, 2018
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Unless hearts are exactly 4-4-3-2 around the table, Partner has 5 hearts, but couldn't act over 1? Looks like danger.
April 26, 2018
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I'll bet my penny vs. your million dollars.
April 25, 2018
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Everyone already knows to lead a major against this bidding, so X should mean “lead a minor”.
April 24, 2018
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What can Partner have, in third seat, where it is worth preempting after letting the opponents find their heart fit instead of before they find their fit?? Is this supposed to be telling me Pard is 4=6 in the blacks or something like that and so I can go -500 in 4 compared to -620 defending 4?
April 17, 2018
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I believe that “Standard” Jacoby says bid a splinter at the 3 level, bid a good side 5 card suit at the 4 level, bid 4M with a minimum, and bid 3M with extras.
April 17, 2018
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I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have opened 1 with this hand, even in a Precision context.
April 16, 2018
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If I tweren't gonna bid 5 the first time, I'm not bidding it now.
April 13, 2018
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We typically bid up the line with Inv or GF, and Walsh style with the more usual 6-10 type of hand.
April 11, 2018
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One interesting note, if you run the J and that loses to the A first, and then play low to the K, you make on all 3-3's, A9 tight off side. On the actual lie, you are down, but it requires North to NOT play the 9, which may be a difficult play from that holding.
April 10, 2018
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North returns a diamond and you are down even if the 9 is onside. This is what I did but I now think it is not correct.
April 10, 2018
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