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I don't personally.
The robot description was 7-10 Points 4+ Clubs.
Nov. 27
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At the time, I chose the first option: Bid 2, then pass 4.
I did consider both doubling and raising to 5.

Robot partner holds:
QJ93
9
K96
Q8652
Nov. 27
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I have often wondered why a top is sometimes only worth 99%
Now I know!
Nov. 20
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Agreed
Nov. 7
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If 2NT is game forcing, it seems like it may be right to switch around the responses so that after 2/2 - 2NT; 3/3 show maximums and 3/3 show minimums. Leaves more room when opener is maximum.

That being said, I have never considered playing 2NT as GF and don't think I would. Maybe it would work if the opener had a narrow range meaning that responder would rarely be unsure whether they were going to game, or if opener had a stronger range (say 9-13) where accurate constructive bidding to the right game (or slam?) becomes more important.
Nov. 6
Patrick Gaudart edited this comment Nov. 6
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I would open 2D if I could and 3D if I couldn't.
Nov. 1
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The exact same auction happened to me in a recent event. Luckily opener held 3-5-3-2 and responder 3-3-4-3 so 4 played fine!
Oct. 30
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IIRC a spade lead did the trick. But this hand was nearly 7 months ago.
Oct. 29
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I also played in this event. Over those 6 boards we didn't do quite as well as you…

79% (95, 50, 91, 100, 41, 95)
Oct. 27
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Out of interest, what would you do with 5-5 in the majors and stronger spades?
E.g. AKQ83 AT964 63 3
Oct. 9
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Surely if in a partnership this hand must be opened 1NT, then they have an agreement to do so. Therefore, it should be marked 11+ to 14 on their card as a result?
Aug. 16
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I guess it depends how much 1 promises.

1 - (1) - 2* - (3); 4 - 5

Seems reasonable if it usually shows 5. Maybe south would bid 4 though? (Instead of 4)
If West competes to 4 instead of 3, then it's hard to find clubs

Else,
1 - (1) - 2 - (3); 4 - 5

I guess south could bid 4 here too.
June 18
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Do you have a way of showing your 5 card major after 1NT, should partner want to know about it? (E.g. Puppet)

If the answer to this questions is no, I'd open 1.
If the answer is yes, I'd still probably open 1.
June 10
Patrick Gaudart edited this comment June 10
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It gets even more complicated if you're playing a mini NT.

In that situation it's probably best to use a system like the one Jim mentioned: splitting the ranges between 1 and 1 openers
April 28
ATB
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If 1 is the partnership style then I think East is to blame as 2 is surely safer than 2.
April 23
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Sorry all, put in the bids wrong (oops)

Have corrected now
April 16
Patrick Gaudart edited this comment April 16
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Sorry I put the suits in wrong … I will post again with the correct hand
Dec. 10, 2018
Patrick Gaudart edited this comment Dec. 10, 2018
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if partner responds 4, I'll pass
Oct. 17, 2018
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did you have an agreement or understanding of what partner's X was?
Oct. 17, 2018
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Yes - my main interest with this question is whether or not people would treat KQ as good enough. The other questions are also interesting - I think the lack of good rebid means 1H wouldn't be great and I don't play flannery.
Oct. 17, 2018
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