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If your pass didn't work out too well - not your problem!

If 2 was to play and NF, why does your p now bid 3H?
One of his bids must be wrong here, but that 1NT of mine looks like a working count after the 3D call, but it's still minimum so I'm passing again.

BRITPM. Nothing to do with the British Prime Minister - Be Right In The Post-Mortem - and passing is right.
Feb. 20, 2017
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NO - 3C is horrible. If you must bid on this you must bid 3D, because you can't bid 4D now without suggesting a more powerful hand.

By bidding 3C you have just hung yourself. Congratulations.
Feb. 20, 2017
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No idea where this is going and I don't want to help opponents… this feels like a trap hand and I don't want to encourage my p to walk into it. Put me down for a pass.
Feb. 20, 2017
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Actually, the big question is not what I bid now, but do I bid 5 after they bid 5 to invite p to pick the contract?
Feb. 20, 2017
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Why would I bid? I can let my partner select the major, and play from what I hope is the stronger side. I'll raise him to game next time.

Did you think 4H would stop them form bidding 5C? You wish. In the meantime let's right side and right suit this contract.
Feb. 20, 2017
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Here's the real answer:
The higher the level at which you play, the more important part of the game changes.

At lower and intermediate levels, playing in the right contract is huge.

As you get to advanced and expert games, most of the time they will get the bidding right, so the play becomes key.

… THAT'S THE DEFINITIVE ANSWER.
Feb. 20, 2017
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3NT MUST be bad - if p has a spade stack, at this vulnerability he DOUBLES. If he doesn't have a spade stack then this is in serious danger, and who knows whether 4H/5D or 6D/H is right.

It's unlikely I can't back off into 4NT so I must make one more try to find the best spot, especially as I am much better than an average 13 here.

If p bids 3NT on: KJx Kxx xxxx AQxx - a pretty ordinary 13 - where would you like to play?

No double of 3S means 3NT is questionable at best.
Feb. 20, 2017
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