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Although in this case, you are suggesting that he make FOUR bidding polls, since you'd need one for each vulnerability.
Jan. 15, 2016
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The full hand:

west: Q2 KJ87652 T6 72
north: AJT7 43 Q97 AKJ8
east: 6543 AQT A84 963
south: K98 9 KJ532 QT54

If you got to 5 you got 10. If you got to 5 and manage to guess the Q the same. If you don't guess the Q you get a 1. If you landed in 4 then you get a 12. If you get to 4 like I did, then you get 7 or 8 depending on whether you find the Q. Nobody found 3 or defending 3X, but those people would get a 9.
Jan. 11, 2016
Jordan Lampe edited this comment Jan. 11, 2016
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If I am sure that returning a club will lose a trick, then why wouldn't I signal as high as possible?
Dec. 28, 2015
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If my partner says something like 2NT (on the given auction) is not Jacoby, then I would go Socratic and ask: When does “2NT Jacoby” apply? What did 2NT in this auction mean?
Dec. 28, 2015
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Eric says “Leaving LHO with:
S Qxxx H K10xxxx D xx C x. ”. And LHO couldn't find a 2 bid in third seat white on red?
Dec. 14, 2015
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It puts the opponent in a bad place simply due to the fact that you have weird agreements. If you play 3 as showing clubs, then an opponent with a difficult decision at least has the option to Pass in tempo. If 3 shows 4+ spades and at least two outside jacks, you force the opponent to have to ask just to figure out what the heck is going on! Now your weird system gives you the added side benefit of information about when your opponents have bidding problems.
Dec. 9, 2015
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It's surprising to me that when your opponents ask questions about your agreements, that becomes AI for your own actions.
Dec. 8, 2015
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Do you do something more complicated than “standard” rotation on even boards and “flipped” rotation on odd boards?
Nov. 18, 2015
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I would think the 5+ major, 6+ minor hands would be harder to bid than 6+ major, 5+ minor hands. Having played the convention, do you have any insight as to where my intuition is wrong here?
Nov. 16, 2015
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Especially when your suits aren't fitting that well! Still, 25 points is 25 points … I argued that everyone will bid 2NT with this hand, and my Partner was arguing hard for Pass.
Nov. 10, 2015
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How do you play if clubs are 5-1 with the J offside but RHO ducks the 10 ?
Oct. 28, 2015
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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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