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Nevertheless, I would recommend you adopt the principle that a freely bid 4m is always forcing.
Dec. 12, 2018
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Was the failure to bid on South's first turn “reckless or gambling”? What do you propose to bid with South's hand after 3 showing both minors?
Dec. 10, 2018
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More seriously, if I have the $$ to hire a team of pros, I might not find a cash prize to be that alluring.
Nov. 30, 2018
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I'm always confused about these transfer sequences about what Opener is supposed to do with:
1. A minimum with no tolerance for Responder's suit
2. A good hand which wants to force to game (or higher) and likes Responder's suit
3. A good hand which wants to force to game (or higher) and doesn't like Responder's suit
Nov. 18, 2018
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I don't know what “Dutch style” implies here. Could we be talking about QJxxxxxx xxx x xx? JTxxxx xxx xx xx?
Nov. 6, 2018
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Where do you think they are running to? Our other 4 card suit or one of the suits our side has bid naturally so far?
Oct. 29, 2018
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You are allowed to comment on bidding polls also!
Oct. 28, 2018
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If East bids 3 that shows 4 hearts. If East chooses to bid 2NT, then he is knowingly giving up on finding a 4-4 heart fit. But, on the other hand, he might judge that to be a winning action: if East's ability to stop hearts as dummy is dubious, he might prefer to be declarer at 3NT; 3 kind of end-plays Partner in the bidding.
Oct. 22, 2018
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Reading between the lines, it seems like there is actually doubt about whether this was the exact same board or not.
Oct. 17, 2018
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Really? If ever there were a natural 2NT bid this is it.
Oct. 15, 2018
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This was from the top bracket of a “bracketed round-robin teams” at a recent regional.
Oct. 15, 2018
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Is my partnership style to overcall 1 with random junk, in which case I have extras, or is it that 1 shows a near-opener anyway, in which I've sort of already told my story to pard?
Oct. 8, 2018
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Are we playing support doubles?
Oct. 8, 2018
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On the one hand, you have a super-max according to your methods. On the other hand, you really want your Hx to be at least the Q opposite your standard “invitational long minor” hand. It's matchpoints so I'll take the low road.
Oct. 7, 2018
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Michaels cue bid and Unusual 2NT were available.
Oct. 5, 2018
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And, in particular, the odds that Partner has 5 of that suit.
Oct. 3, 2018
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Aren't 1=4=5=3 12 counts hard to bid regardless of whether you use this system?
Oct. 2, 2018
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Not sure I would game force opposite a precision opener, but having forced, isn't 3 pretty much exactly what I have: 6 hearts, no stopper, no 3rd spade?
Oct. 1, 2018
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It's heartening to hear that you have hours and hours to spend poring over detailed notes for every different partner you might ever play with. The rest of us would like to know how to get reasonable defaults without having to belabor every point.
Sept. 30, 2018
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