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Well, responder only has 8-11, so slam chances are normally remote. You bid 3 and if pd cant raise and limits his hand with for example 3N, do you still believe in slam?
April 24
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Good luck, when pd lebensohls you to 3 and the opponents X You are VUL against NVUL!
April 24
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There is no rebid problem, if you build have a thoughtful structure
April 24
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We play after 1 (16+) 1 (8-11, <5), 2 (5+ ,)
- 2 exactly 4
- 2 5+
- 2N NAT, MAX
- 3 Diamond fit, 3+ , pd can ask for a 4 card M (or HHx) with 3
- 3 exactly 4
- 3 5(+)
- 3 Puppet to 3N with (32) or 33 in MM
- 3 N to play
April 24
Martin Wuest edited this comment April 24
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The first double is fine. I don't like the responsive X, would have bid 4, not being ready to stop below game. (Then it is a piece of cake to reach a slam). But even after the responsive X, West cant only bid 3N with this monster. Obviously, South is having some fun with a heart fit and little else. I simply would have bid 5N - pick a slam.
April 24
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I fear getting too high (especially at this vulnarability, where pd will stretch for a VUL game) or that pd passes, expecting more defense.
Would X 1 but not 2.
April 23
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Well, facing a passed hand (in 3rd seat(!)) and being a passed hand yourself, do you really believe to buy the contract? I dont, so why bother bidding?
April 23
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Well, X for me simply shows a strong hand, Takeout and might only have 3 diamonds. After pd couldn't bid after 1, showing my distribution is key. As I am bidding facing potentially 0-3 HCP it is clear, that I am strong anyway. Besides I have an easy pass now having shown my hand. Actually, I don't know what is right.
April 22
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Maybe. But why deliver so much information to the opps, if i don't have to. Sorry, I don't like pass at all and I dont agree that this is normal.
April 22
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How can i avoid bidding 7, when pd is still interested in a grand slam, missing AK of the trump suit AND the diamond K. We must have 15 tricks……:-)
April 22
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I would have bid 2 last round. Game is out of the picture after pd passed 1, so why not show my distribution? I will X 2 for T/O later on and pass 3.
April 22
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Nice idea;-). But pd frequently has a strong NT which unfortunately he wasn't allowed to open :-). Then 1 in a 4-1 fit surely won't be a success. And the player in 4th seat will have a LOT of diamonds for sure.
April 22
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I would never pass 1 X with the North hand. Would you?
April 22
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After 1N (X) our side is forced till 2, 2 is the first contract the opponents might play undoubled. If the opponents run, the next double from both sides is T/0, further doubles are PEN. Takeout for us means that pd will only pass with one ore more SURE trump tricks and when knowing the opponents only have 8 or less trumps. This usually means that to pass a double you need to have 4 trumps.
April 21
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I would have opened 1N. In Precision, opening 14-16 5332 hands with 1M frequently causes problems. Now I need to X (Takeout), as pd will play me for the usual rubbish if I pass. Playing MP further action is mandatory.
April 19
Martin Wuest edited this comment April 19
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After your suggested play (which looks best): Spade K, diamond to the K, diamond ruff, heart, 2 X would have been very interesting. West needs to continue with the ace of spades, otherwise it is over. And the defense is far from easy even after that. Nice hand and great analysis as usual. :-)
April 19
Martin Wuest edited this comment April 19
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Thx, Timo, enjoyed. :) The first 2 are really excellent.
April 19
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After this bidding i would have bid 8 with the south hand. I probably would have made an overtrick ;-)
April 19
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I dont have a sure fit or a sure game and 1N X will surely go down probably more than 1. So why not X? And the second X is clear T/O and pd will only pass with a good holding in and at least 4 trumps (of course this should have been agreed, so that pd doesn't expect me to have xx or xxx in . This is a different style that has merit, too). Then: again no problem detected.
April 19
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Why didnt East bid 3! D second turn? Seems like the totally obvious bid. As far as I know, Ingberman uses the cheaper bid of 2N and 4th suit for all weak hands, so 2 was weak here What do I miss?
April 18
Martin Wuest edited this comment April 18
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