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There may be a case for it, but so far 94% of voters didn't.
July 3
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Here is the companion hand: https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-8q9k1plsmd/ The 2 majority is missing a cold 4.
July 3
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I feel like you led the witness
July 2
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2 is also a viable choice. Should show 6 blah blah blah but still.
July 2
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I'm surprised the term “logical alternatives” hasn't been mentioned yet.
June 26
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How does advancer show the canonical balanced 8 count with a spade stopper or two?
June 25
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So what happens if one player thinks continuation makes sense and the other doesn't?
June 21
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My rule is that if we've bid a natural NT on the 2nd or later call, then all doubles are for penalty. Maybe not optimal, but at least I'll know what it means if this auction ever comes up.
June 18
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All the double-dummy solvers basically use an alpha-beta min-max approach.
June 14
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There was no alert, so we presume it has the standard meaning, just like at the bridge table.
June 11
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Gregory, doesn't that agreement end up wrong-siding 3NT?
June 11
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If I Smith from an original KJx and Partner “will play the Queen next”, then won't that block the suit?
June 10
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Why can't you start 2, and if you get 3 back, go to 3NT suggesting that spades may not be the best spot?
June 10
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What is a “long trail bid” (the 3 bid in the declarer play diagram on page 4)?
June 7
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Right, LHO believes declarer has 15-17, and if Pard has the A then declarer must have the J so leading a spade just sets up two tricks for declarer.
June 5
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Qx is a pretty good holding opposite a partner who has a lot of spades and slam interest.
June 5
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No, South had a very light 55 minors hand (-/xxx/AQJxx/JT9xx if I recall correctly) which overcalled 2NT at the other table and got NS to 5 making +640 (vs our -140 for defending 3), when the opponents didn't cash their two heart winners in time. In the postmortem, someone suggested North has a call over 3 and my thoughts were GTFO but I had to make sure.
June 4
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Presumably the reason for it is because you've opened some random 3154 hand 1 and partner responds 1 and it makes for a lot smoother bidding to just raise 2 than to go through 2 and try to recover (even worse with shapes like 3145 or 3451).

But once you realize Opener is making 3 card raises, Responder, who hates playing Moyseians (especially with 4 weak trumps), wants to know whether we have a 7 or an 8 card fit. Or maybe Responder has 5 trumps and is interested in a ruffing slam so needs to know if the fit is 8 or 9 cards.
June 2
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Or X as t/o and 4NT as penalty.
June 2
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