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if you are fixed, stay fixed…..5 is the normal bid and everything else is an adventure…..
April 25, 2013
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Well, i want pd to balance again next time….:-) If i pass and the contract will make (with overtricks), he will be reluctant to risk a double in a similiar situation. So i think it´s rather obvious what to do……
April 24, 2013
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i would have bid 5 last round, as i have absolutely no defense and dont know what to do now…..

Having bid 4 i have to pass now, unfortunately taking the last guess.
April 17, 2013
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This is a horrible problem playing standard…..My guess would bei 4 ….at least i wont miss game. Too bad if the right game is 3N ;-)

I dont see 3 (a massive underbid), 3 (nonforcing), 3 (bidding a void as a natural suit), 2 (on B10x), 2NT (nonforcing, BAL) as good alternatives……

And 3NT isnt very flexible either…..;-)
April 16, 2013
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I would have Xed last round, now i will pass. Dont want to go down in 2 NT and my values are soft, so it´s not obvious that 2M has better play than 1NT
April 15, 2013
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i like 2 for the reasons already mentioned. Pd knows my suit is weak as i didnt open a weak 2. X is possible but i have 6 (and not 5) .
April 13, 2013
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Pd is surely void in and wont have much if any defense. I think i will take insurance here…..With double i will often get +100 instead of -100, but if either 6 or 6 makes it will cost a fortune…..
April 11, 2013
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Do i really have to bid 1 0-7 with this hand? I dont like it at all. How will i ever sell THIS hand after my first bid??
April 8, 2013
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If you played frivolous NT (3NT shows a nonserious slamtry), you would already have shown serious slaminterest without a spade control. Partner obviously has a spade control otherwise he would have signed off in the last round. But he doesnt have the diamond ace (no XX of 4) and he doesnt have significant extra values (otherwise he wouldnt have bid 4 now). So if my assumptions are correct you will have to pass now.
April 8, 2013
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In my opinion North has an easy 4 bid after partners 2 .
How should south cover 3(!) of North 4 losers and only bid 2S? And even if he wants to show a slamtry, 4 is a much better bid as North needs help in and and wants South to appreciate values there. I think 3 was a terrible bid, investigating strain…..
April 6, 2013
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Well, Partner doesnt need 5 points:
xxxx, Kx, xxx, xxxx
xxxx, xx, Kxx, xxxx
xxxxx, x, xxx, xxxx

Facing all these hands i would like to play 4. Will Pd accept, if i invite? I dont know
April 5, 2013
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Pd will have one cover card…..so 4 should have chances. Surely i havent already shown my hand….;-)
April 4, 2013
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i dont like the 4NT bid because pd cant cooperate and i have to guess now. Prefer a 4 bid!
April 3, 2013
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i think you HAVE to double here as pass should be forcing (pd bid a forcing 3). Pass invites further bidding and i really dont want to hear 4 or 5……
March 30, 2013
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For me, 2NT is GF, so i cant bid that with the actual hand….If it is GF, bidding becomes much easier afterwards and i dont have to solve all the problems i have to solve now ;-)
March 28, 2013
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4
March 27, 2013
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Hmm, i think it´s pretty normal that 1NT (X) 2x creates a force for the doubling side, if 2x is 2 or lower. Otherwise you will have severe problems when holding a penalty double in 4th hand as X must be used for takeout.
And this is valid for the european part of the world, too :-)

So using your systems without definite agreements, i see no alternative to bidding 2. I cant imagine that this will really be passed out. If it is, it´s time to think about improving your methods :)
March 27, 2013
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The upgrade is very close but having opened 1 I must show pd now that i dont have a weak NT. So passing doenst cross my mind.
March 25, 2013
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Henry, I like Walsh and always played it when using a natural frame. But in my opinion 2 and 3 are more valuable as limit bids with 3 . Using fsf you even have more bidding room than in the actual context. AND you dont have to learn exceptions, always an important aspect.

So in my opinion there is no real advantage using the 3 bid as a GF. Just my 2 cents. But I know that this is always a field of heated discussions :-)
March 14, 2013
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I would have opened 1NT as i dont like to emphasize this great diamond suit (;-)) and dont know what to rebid after 1 - 1.
Now one has to bid 4. In 3N there will be problems enjoying the spade suit, besides my holdings in the red suits will surely cause problems in 3N.
March 14, 2013
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