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All comments by Jordan Lampe
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Reading between the lines, I think the point is that if Partner has A but neither A nor A then Partner cannot super-accept. So the fact that a 4 bid wrong sides the spade contract is not relevant.
Oct. 26, 2015
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We're already a trick up vs. the likely 4 declarers thanks to the lucky spade lead, so I think it works out to make the safety play, noting that half the time it doesn't even cost a trick.
Oct. 24, 2015
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If you think they can make 4, why would you prefer them to play in 4 rather than 3? Because you can (sort of) guarantee they play in only 3 by Pass over the 3 call. So, I agree, 4 must be expressing a stronger-than-in-usual-competitive-situations ability to defend.
Oct. 22, 2015
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Can I vote for West should not bid 2 AND East should not bid 2NT?
Oct. 22, 2015
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So if 1NT shows both unbid suits and “less than opening strength”, and X shows both unbid suits with “opening strength or better”, what do the two cue bids and 2NT mean?
Oct. 19, 2015
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West seems to have an outside ace and a void, perhaps 4 was the bid that got us in trouble?
Oct. 5, 2015
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Perhaps a different way to think about the question: What do you expect Partner to lead if 6NT was NOT doubled?
Oct. 4, 2015
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Or make 22 different polls, one for each team.
Sept. 29, 2015
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If Partner had an invitational hand, why didn't he bid over 1NT? So I would assume Partner has a not-quite-invitational hand 5 or 6 points. In which case, he hardly needs Lebensohl OR Invitational. So I would think 2NT must show a two suited hand; clubs and a major. And further I would assume the major must only be 4 cards long, otherwise he should've transferred.
Sept. 27, 2015
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If partner's second double is not takeout, why do so many people bid 2 here?
Sept. 25, 2015
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If you bid 2, is that because you thought X was for Takeout, or because you don't think your Partner's penalty X is any good?
Sept. 24, 2015
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Who had the Q? If we give West the QJ, AQJ (if he had the AK why didn't he lead them?) and 2=2=4=5 shape, isn't that kind of a light bid when vulnerable at matchpoints?
Sept. 16, 2015
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Do you have an example where the same player failed to alert 2, or gave a different explanation?
Sept. 14, 2015
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Yuan, does that mean that 5-5 hands are always either drop dead or game forcing?
Sept. 6, 2015
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It is possible that the signal is not a lead request so much as “here is a suit in which I have strength”.
Sept. 3, 2015
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Perhaps the signal isn't “this is what I want you to lead”, but instead “here is a suit where I have strength”
Sept. 3, 2015
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How do you tell the difference between a World Class Player and an almost-World-Class-Player who gets World Class results by cheating?
Aug. 31, 2015
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Doesn't anyone want to bid 3NT over 3? On this hand it works out poorly, I admit (but better than 4NT, eh?) and it does describe my hand perfectly and I do have stoppers for whatever the heck East has.
Aug. 27, 2015
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What was the point of the 2NT bid?
Aug. 27, 2015
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I voted Pass but now that I think about it for 30 seconds, I've changed my mind. If my long suit were a minor, then I can legitimately worry about missing a major suit game. But since my long suit is a major, what's the problem? If we can make 4 then we can make 4.
Aug. 20, 2015
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