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Txxx findings by Pavlicek:

From T9xx the “standard” lead of the T is best only when the third card is 7 or higher. From T87x the lead of the 8 is best.
Otherwise 3rd or 4th are better, 4th more often.

From T86x and lower, the results are more equally divided between 2nd/3rd/4th leads.
Aug. 16
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Some interesting findings from Pavlicek's study here:
http://www.rpbridge.net/8c05.htm
(assuming I'm reading the tables correctly, and simplifying somewhat)

From JTxx the “standard” lead of the Jack is the best lead only when the third card is 8 or higher. Otherwise 3rd or 4th are better, 4th more often.

From J9xx and J8xx, most of the time, 3rd or 4th are better, 4th more often. From J7xx and a lower 2nd card, the results are more equally divided between 2nd/3rd/4th leads.

Pavlicek concludes:
' “Never lead from a jack” is a well-known bridge maxim, yet totally debunked by the above table. In fact, leading from a jack is safer than from any higher honor in general.'
Aug. 16
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Thanks for this link, though Pavlicek has a more exhaustive update here:
http://www.rpbridge.net/8c05.htm
Aug. 16
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Thank you. Did Bird & Anthias come to any conclusion re Txxx?
Aug. 15
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We had not specifically discussed this scenario so I assumed it was a general forcing bid. It went 2N-3H-3N and we went down :(
Aug. 8
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This is useful but doesn't address my question, which was in the context of a “Standard” system where 2 is a weak two bid.
July 25
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What would the coded bids be? And with this agreement, what would the meaning of 2-2;3 be?
July 25
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You are right, should read:
Trick 1: ♠ 7 A 3 4
won in dummy
July 1
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Dummy
AQ94
AQ97
QJ83
2

Trick 1: 7 K 3 4
won in dummy
Trick 2: J 2 7 K
won by South
June 30
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I suppose we should ask Marty Bergen.
June 28
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Good point. Standard requires 2 of the top 3 honors. Our agreement is that you need 8+ hcp and a good suit, good being defined as 5 to KJT or 6 to the QJT (or better).
June 28
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The s7 is led and won in dummy, partner playing low (encouraging). A heart is led to your King. How do you continue?
June 28
Rajeev Jog edited this comment June 28
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My partner and I invert the meaning of 2S & 2N after 1N-2C;2H:
2S shows a balanced invite, and 2N shows a spade invite.
June 28
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@TonyRolfe, in your system how would opener continue after 2N-3C and 2N-3S?
May 20
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Or worse, with 5M2M4m2M, is the only available force for opener (other than jumps to 3M, 3N, 4m) a new suit bid on a doubleton?.

This question is directed to the 40 or so voters that say “Passable”
May 9
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@Frances, so what is 1M-2m-3m?
May 9
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Thanks for all the responses, this was extremely useful.

FWIW, and apologies for always forgetting to mention this, scoring was MATCHPOINTS.
May 8
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If you play 1M-2m-2N and 1M-2m-3m as non forcing, then the only way for opener to make a forcing bid is to bid a new suit. With support for responder's minor, it's likely that the new suit is just a fragment. e.g. with AKTxx Kxx AQxx x opener can't open 1N; does she bid 3 after 1-2?

I understand that all of this goes away with 2-over-1. But what did experts do prior to 2/1?
May 7
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I'm assuming that's a strong diamond (18-19 usually?). Over a weak 2, 3C would most commonly be Ogust or Feature or whatever you play over weak twos.
May 7
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