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Pass or Correct like always. I mean, I don't understand; if you want to play 2-(3)-X as some kind of “please tell me what your major is so I can bid it to the right level” … I mean, what is Partner going to do with the wrong major if not bid it at the 3 level? So don't I get to exactly the same place after exactly the same number of calls with pass-or-correct?
Sept. 7, 2018
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After my partner preempts, my doubles are always penalty full stop.
Sept. 7, 2018
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But my double seems to imply I expected to beat this contract by many tricks, so go for the extra undertricks.
Sept. 6, 2018
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If you play, for example, that Opener's double here shows 2 and 3+ of each other suit, then Pass implies 3+ and Responder is in a good position to make a penalty double or competitive move in both cases. The problem is, as pointed out above, that Responder might have just wanted to push the opponents up a level and has no desire to play 4m – even knowing Opener has 3 card support – nor
to defend 3-x. The other problem is when Opener called 1NT on some 5422 shape.
Sept. 6, 2018
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Why do I need exclusion? 4 can't possibly be a void so my RKC call tells me what I need to know.
Sept. 5, 2018
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With long clubs and no high cards, why didn't Responder just Pass over 2?
Sept. 5, 2018
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Good point. I get so used to slow-shows that I forget it's an option to play fast-shows (even though there's a line on the convention card explicitly for us to fill out)
Sept. 5, 2018
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If “all gadgets are allowed” then that implies I know what the heck 4 is supposed to mean.
Sept. 4, 2018
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So you can't preempt in hearts at all?
Sept. 4, 2018
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I guess I should have phrased the options as “natural, could be minimum” and “natural, better than minimum”. That was a key point in the dispute.
Sept. 3, 2018
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This isn't a responsive double showing approximately 5-5 in the other two suits?
Aug. 22, 2018
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If you're going to psyche your opening bid, the follow ups are on you. Good luck!
Aug. 22, 2018
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Sounds like you guys should play EHAA.
Aug. 20, 2018
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Actually we don't know what 2/2 directly show. They could show 5M+4m, (but then you lose single suited majors, of course)
Aug. 17, 2018
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Is 3 non-forcing, a one-round force, or a game force?
Aug. 14, 2018
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Well, it's a better call than 2, for example, but why lie about your fifth heart when you can show your entire shape AND precisely define your point range AND show your spade stopper with one convenient call?
Aug. 14, 2018
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I'd add that if you don't know how to make the first bid, maybe you should try a simpler system.
Aug. 10, 2018
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Has anybody actually ever tried the chess clock idea at bridge?
Aug. 9, 2018
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2 then 3 then 4NT is the approximate plan
Aug. 7, 2018
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Depends on whether I open 1NT with balanced 15-17's and 5 spades or not.
Aug. 7, 2018
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