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And good controls; but I still bid 4.
43 minutes ago
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I'd rather have the 1NT bidder on lead to 2.
46 minutes ago
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2 was natural and so is 3 on the third round.
47 minutes ago
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Yes, of course that's right; not seeing wood for the trees.
52 minutes ago
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Pre-alerting is not required (or encouraged) by EBU regulations.
53 minutes ago
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It's not unethical at all so long as it's disclosed on the system card.
3 hours ago
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I have played UDCA (but with standard SP) for many years.

I would discard a low spade. With my majors reversed, I would throw a high spade.
5 hours ago
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It gains when partner can infer that you have three cards in the suit and this knowledge is useful to him: you would assuredly play the Ace from Ax. It also gains when declarer would like to preserve the Queen as an entry to dummy (not very likely in this case).
6 hours ago
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FWIW, I would interpret a direct 4NT as quantitative and a delayed one as ace-asking.
6 hours ago
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That's a good method. With relatively poor hearts, I would not value this hand as worth a raise to five.
10 hours ago
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That was my view as well. It only seemed to make sense if 4 was unequivocally asking me to choose a minor.
10 hours ago
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That's a great approach, Kit (particularly if East has Kxx - he's quite unlikely to rise from that holding, whether or not he should) - I'd like to think that I would have thought of it myself, but I doubt it!
10 hours ago
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I have no idea whether partner will take 4 as forcing (or even whether it should be) so I'm not bidding that. I'll probably have to guess at some point but there's no harm in deferring the evil day.
12 hours ago
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We have the values for double and support for both unbid suits. I'm not prepared to pass out a one-level double so I prefer to show my values now.
12 hours ago
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2, 2 or 2NT depending on system. If undiscussed, I opt for 2NT.
12 hours ago
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Thinking is an overbid. Partner could have plenty of values with 4 the limit.
12 hours ago
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I find it surprising that (at present) almost half of those responding have passed a bid that, so far as I am concerned, shows club control.
12 hours ago
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I wouldn't bid at any position. We have a lot of defence and very limited playing strength.
12 hours ago
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If one were concerned with avoiding agony and pain, one would not play bridge.
12 hours ago
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What is the Rusinow lead from a suit headed by A109 or K109? I had in mind a vague recollection that the difference between Roman and Rusinow is that one led the 10 and the other the 9 from such holdings.

In practice, one would find out before committing oneself in the play.
12 hours ago
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