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so, you are really in the DSIP double camp? What about the others who voted “something else”?
March 18, 2014
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What is more compact is you have discovered 4-4 fit at the 3 level. if opener then bids 3 with their 3 card spade support, the responder can embark on serious or frivelous 3N or a minor suit cuebid toward slam.

After 1minor - 1, 1N - 2, 2 - 3, you don't know how to proceed.

With 4=4 majors responder would start with 1, so you know responder is 5+=4 in majors, but you are in a muddle as opener after the 3 call.
March 6, 2014
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Isn't the simplest agreement that hearts always takes priority? You rebid 2 with 3=4=?=? and you show 3 card support for responder's heart after responder's NMF.

AKTxx AKxx Jx xx opposite QJx Q98x KQxx Ax
If you show 3 card spade support first does responder then bid 3? Is that a probe for NT, a cuebid toward a possible spade slam, or a suit?

Certainly agree that having a firm agreement is most important.
March 4, 2014
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i take it you are a 14-16 NT opener? these transfers do seem to be gaining in popularity
March 4, 2014
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intriguing… if you don't forget the treatment in the heat of battle!
March 4, 2014
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Appreciating the thoughtful replies. for those who play 2 way NMF do you ever break the 2 relay to 2 to show 3card support for partner and, if so, with what criteria?

March 4, 2014
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I like 4 if I am white vs. red. I think the opponents will be less likely to be sacrificing. At unfavorable I think 4 opens the door for EW to find their round suit double fit and they may not let you play the hand.

At imps they will take out insurance. What's right at BAM scoring?
March 1, 2014
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Your RHO is a Flight A player. Their 3rd chair preempt opposite a passed partner could hold almost anything. Perhaps that is why passing is garnering a significant share of the responses.
Feb. 23, 2014
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Partner had a DSIP double available with a good hand and doubt about final strain. In the absence of that double I'm not going to second guess their choice of 3N.
Feb. 23, 2014
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you made your bed when you opened 1N. If you want to compete after the 2 balance you might consider bidding 2. Partner ought to assume you have the long minor that balancer doesn't have. I find a reopening double here distateful.

agree with previous poster that 1N makes more sense with 2=4=5=2 shape
Feb. 23, 2014
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i like 7N that i would have acted previously. abstain then means ?
Feb. 23, 2014
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It's cover cards for me. KTx Jxx xx Kxxx would be barely enough. I don't want to be failing at the 3 level when partner makes a game try.

I am a big fan of these kinds of polls: gradations that tip the balance
Feb. 23, 2014
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“if not better why do the majority….”

if you do not play 2N as invitational you can easily miss a 4-4 heart fit after 1N - 2, 2 - 2N. “The majority” do not play 2N as invitational. Of the 16 teams in last year's USBC trials there were only a handful of pairs that play 1N - 2N as invitational.



Feb. 17, 2014
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very eloquent Peg. Barry personified the goodwill adage that it's more important to be nice. If our game is a game why do we take ourselves so seriously so often? Bye Bear
Feb. 16, 2014
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y, no superaccepts holding good hearts and a spade Q.
Feb. 14, 2014
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we employ the same where 3 denies 4 or 5 card major. Then
responder's 3N promises 5 and responder's 3 is a relay to 3N.
After opener's 3N responder can bid 4minor with slam interest.
Responder bids 4m+1 to deny interest in that minor slam strain or responds RKC starting with 4m+2.
I'm a big fan of optional minorwood when there's been no room to confirm a fit and one partner, in a GF auction, bids beyond 3N.
Feb. 13, 2014
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I really like transfer advances so i would bid 2D as a transfer and follow with spades and more spades cheaply
Feb. 11, 2014
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Only thing I would add:
1N = minors or diamonds (you can offer diamonds at 2 level
2C = majors
having played forcing club for many years i think one level natural interference creates little disruption tho exclusion or suction type interference randomizes the auction a bit

With any decent hand you can usually interfere after the frequent 1 (P) 1 (P) 1N rebid with your regular NT interference treatments

The only time I would double a forcing club is with 4=4 in majors and an opening or near opening bid. Competing after opponent's 1N call with that shape is risky

I have 1 for hearts and a minor and 1 for spades and a minor on my card but I find I almost never use these calls.
Feb. 11, 2014
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If they cashed their 2 black Aces I hope you dropped the stiff K offside
Feb. 7, 2014
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I knew there was a sequence! Works unless it's partner has the stiff heart.
Feb. 6, 2014
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