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All comments by Jordan Lampe
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Is that true? I thought the auction (1)-P-(1)-P-(2)-X showed a hand that didn't have a takeout of clubs, but does have a takeout of clubs and hearts. Usually implying 4-4 or 4-5 in / and less than 3.
March 15, 2017
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Sure it can. Standard is that (1)-X-(2)-X is takeout for the minors.
March 15, 2017
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I think I would've bid 3 or passed the first time.
March 15, 2017
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Can I say “all of the first three” choices?
March 13, 2017
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On paper it's a 3-loser, and we can bet the K is onside, but how many times exactly do we think we're going to be able to take that finesse? And how many times do we think we're going to be able to ruff those low clubs given that LHO rates to have a couple of spades also?
March 10, 2017
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Playing Precision, the 2 bid is kind of a waste of bidding space because the hands are so rare. But, when they do come up, you nearly always get an excellent result because the meaning of the bid is so narrowly defined. The shuffler gave you a chance to use it, so use it.
March 10, 2017
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True, it can. But I find it easier to remember 2 then 3 is invitational 5-5, 2 then 4 is game 5-5 with no ambition, and then we can use 2 then 2 as slam going 5-5 which leaves lots of room. I suppose this leaves me in trouble if my partner opens 1NT with 9 cards in the minors, but there are worse things in life than agreeing to actually have a balanced hand to open 1NT.
March 9, 2017
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I play it as invitational with 5-5 in the majors, because like, why wouldn't it be? Evidently I am in the minority here.
March 8, 2017
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I Pass, but if it were the semi-finals, I'd bid 3.
March 7, 2017
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I'd bid 2 even in my local club game.
March 7, 2017
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I hate 1NT but I hate everything else (1, X, and Pass come to mind) even more.
March 7, 2017
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If you ruff with the K, don't you have a heart loser to go with the diamond you just lost?
March 6, 2017
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@Kieran, a good question, but don't most pairs have no bids at all which show clubs in this auction?
March 6, 2017
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I assumed 2 was Michaels, but I'm prepared to hear reasons why 2=Michaels, 3=clubs is bad an unworkable agreement!
March 5, 2017
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Isn't West's “attractive club lead” based on Partner's low diamond return? For all we know he had Qx or Qxx.
March 5, 2017
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I don't understand how Partner can have a penalty double and not have bid some number of NT last time around.
March 5, 2017
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I'm going to game force with 3 and raise spades next. Even if we end up in a Moysian I still expect to have play. If Partner has Qxxx x xxx KJxxx then that's too bad, but anything else and we're in business.
March 3, 2017
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I think Kit Woolsey once said something along the lines of: once partner jumps to slam, the auction is over. That works for me.
March 3, 2017
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East is willing to play 3 on a 6-1 fit??
March 2, 2017
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Well, what happens is declarer cashes the K, crosses to dummy with a heart, cashes the A, and discards a club. Now Partner needs to know whether declarer was 4324 or 4423 to know which suit to keep. Or alternatively to know whether East has the 10 or not.
March 1, 2017
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