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In Precision I don't think you have a choice because you cant show 14-16 HCP BAL after opening 1. After 1 - 1N -2 partner will bid 2 with 2 spades and 6-11 HCP in a flash and you can only pass. In a natural frame, you have similar problems.
Oct. 15, 2019
Martin Wuest edited this comment Oct. 15, 2019
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For me 2 would be a 11-13NT hand and I would bid 2 as a puppet to 2N. If 2 is natural and my 3 would be nonfircing, I have to bid 3! D. What else?
Oct. 15, 2019
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With a 5 card suit and anything resembling a bid, my partner would already have bid. ;-) And what will I do if someone redoubles? Thx, but no thx.
Oct. 8, 2019
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Because I won't beat 4 if PD doesn't have 2 defensive tricks and we will surely have at least 8 tricks in hearts? (and PD will have more than x, KJxxxxx, xxx, xx)
Oct. 8, 2019
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True, but we won't defend 2 :) And I don't like 4 after passing. For me, this shows more diamonds and fewer HCP. And I want to play in spades in a lot of cases.
Oct. 7, 2019
Martin Wuest edited this comment Oct. 7, 2019
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As I don't know how to show 8 HCP next round after pass and X by PD I prefer to bid now. 2 looks like the least of evils.
BTW: Will PD reopen with AKJxx, xxx, Kxx, Ax?
Oct. 7, 2019
Martin Wuest edited this comment Oct. 7, 2019
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For me, X is the obvious choice. The worst-case scenario is that pd will bid 2, then i have to decide whether i will pass or bid 3.
Oct. 7, 2019
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I believe east to have a very reasonable 3 bid VUL against not Thus I wont get rich against 3! S X and against the wild distribution slam probably won’t make. If pd has a few diamonds and an ace or a king 3N will be cold, so that’s my bid.
Oct. 7, 2019
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Responder was only interested in a 5 card M and is minor suit oriented. This I won’t lead a club but a spade. The opps play a good convention denying me information about opener’s holdings in the majors
Oct. 7, 2019
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I am glad I don’t have to play 1Cl. Defending 1N won’t be fun either as I will be endplayed multiple times. Doubling is futile, I already hate the lead problem.
Oct. 7, 2019
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Yes, same for us. X shows 4 cards in oM, not MIN, 2N would show 4 and 3 is a onesuiter with extras.
Oct. 6, 2019
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For me, X wouldn't be PEN and it is doubtful that I will get rich in 3 X. Opener will probably have Diamonds as his second suit and thus partner probably needs 2 tricks to beat this twice and get more than a partscore.

On the other hand partner only needs KQJxx, B7x,Qxxx,x for 3H to have good chances.
Oct. 6, 2019
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Gazzilli would have helped, as the obvious pass probably wasn’t a success. I
Sept. 30, 2019
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:-)
Sept. 30, 2019
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Bidding is fruitless. I can’t stop the opps, everything breaks and I don’t have HCP or defense.
Sept. 30, 2019
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Should the weak hand (7-8 HCP) really be able to pose RKCB? It might be a better treatment that 4, the cuebid, shows a slam try and the STRONG hand can then Blackwood. Here you learn that 1 KC is missing and know that if PD has the queen of he can´t have anything else.
Sept. 29, 2019
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If PD doesn't have excellent diamonds, the 44 (!?) fit probably won't be a success. You need to bid 4 after 3 and go from there.
Sept. 28, 2019
ATB
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Well, I try to play the least number of forcing passes possible. ;-) Here 4 was bid in serious competition and surely can´t create a forcing situation.
Sept. 26, 2019
ATB
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Was the 5 bid to make or as a sacrifice? Case 1 is extremely unrealistic with my holdings in the majors and case 2 isn't a very good idea vulnerable against not. I completely agree with West´s bidding.
Sept. 24, 2019
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As far as your other questions are concerned: When exactly did West hear the alleged question from the other table? He should have called the director at once of course and took a clear double shot in the actual situation. I’m surprised that the director didn't address this behavior.
Sept. 24, 2019
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