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Transfer Walsh is superior to standard Walsh as the opener (often a weak NT hand) will declare most contracts. With diamonds I will first transfer to 1N (with 1, which denies a 4+ card major) and will use 2 way checkback next if appropriate.
18 hours ago
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I would have led the king. The ace of wouldnt have been on my radar.
If I am in the actual situation, I will switch to a small diamond. The second spade can't run away and a spade continuation looks dangerous.
March 27
Martin Wuest edited this comment March 27
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In my opinion, the chance that 2 is the last making contract is (very) low. I accept that you think pass is the best choice, I don't agree. So let´s agree to disagree :-).
March 24
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My first preference in this situation would be to play a better system (see elsethread). Gazzilli would help a lot. If I have to play a standard system, I would bid 2. I´m too much of a team player to pass 2 when game is still possible. I´m willing to risk going down in 2 or 3 on a bad day. I´m not ready to play a 2 contract with 25-27 HCP.
March 24
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In my opinion, rebidding 1N with the South hand is mandatory. Win the race to 1N and enjoy West´s “desire” to lead :-). Passing 1 simply doesn't seem right. North X after our pass of 1 can only be explained by a mental lapse.

NIce article! Keep them coming. :-)
March 24
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I don't think so….2 under transfers help :-)
March 24
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:) I think, that you think that i think…..
March 24
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Me, neither :)
March 24
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Who plays the clubs this way with Qxx?
March 24
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This has been discussed a couple of weeks ago:
https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/continuations-after-3x-3n-p/?cj=918684#c918684
March 24
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Which he should.
March 24
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My opponents normally don’t pass 1N from our side holding 23 HCP.
March 24
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I'm ready to take that risk. Passing is just an unilateral action and puts all your eggs in one basket, so I would never pass.
March 24
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Playing Gazzilli, this is another very easy hand. You will reach the right denomination and the right level.
March 23
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Well, do you want to be in 5 or 6, if pd only invented clubs to force? I don’t. Play Gazzilli, if you want to have a smooth auction.
March 23
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Play Gazzilli.
March 23
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Improve the system. In the actual one you have a very difficult guess. I will guess 2 and hate it. But I hate the alternatives more.
March 23
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And how much bidding space does this gain?
March 23
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I hate 7222 hands offensively and defensively: 2
March 22
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I hate the system….:) This sequence shouldn't be possible. Has responder shown any SI? Arent their other possibilities to show a good and with 3 ?(->4, 4)
March 21
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