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4 (either now or a round earlier) is so obvious that I assume that the question is related to a bidding misunderstanding by NS.
Jan. 19
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I'm not at all tempted. There's a fair chance that our side can't make anything. If we can, there's a fair chance that partner will act.
Jan. 19
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It seems pointless to play either serious or non-serious when one hand has already been closely limited by the preceding auction. 3NT should either be an offer to play (in most cases) or have a well-defined conventional meaning unrelated to strength.
Jan. 7
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The same might be applicable if the meaning of 3NT isn't clear.
Dec. 29, 2018
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Eric: you're close. See my comment below.
Dec. 28, 2018
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There was a 13 IMP swing https://app.pianola.net/Results/Session251267/Travellers/10 in all four matches. There's a large majority vote for the unsuccessful 6. Should North overcall 5? Perhaps not, but if he doesn't then NS lose 15 or 16 IMP instead of 13.
Dec. 28, 2018
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I agree - other people have also made the point that non-serious 3NT or 3M+1 gives away less information than when these bids are serious.
Dec. 28, 2018
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I asked a similar question http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/fast-arrival-and-seriousfrivolous-3nt/ more than 5 years ago, but being fairly new to BW at the time I published an article rather than a poll. Even so, it seems that non-serious was more popular at that time.

I now play non-serious 3NT, but I've voted for 3M+1 non-serious because this is theoretically better.
Dec. 28, 2018
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The diagram already indicates that both sides are vulnerable. I don't know how the form of scoring might make a difference, but for the record the hand came up in a 20 VP teams match.
Dec. 20, 2018
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Yes, I'm assuming a strong club suit, which was the case when the hand came up at the table. Perhaps I should do another poll that focuses upon the strength of the 5 card suit.
Dec. 20, 2018
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I quite liked the pass with GF values method for our opponents even when it wasn't properly disclosed.
Dec. 20, 2018
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I overcall 1 because partner might be on lead against 3NT or 4. I'm not expecting to get into trouble as a passed hand.
Dec. 19, 2018
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At the table South thought for some time before selecting his call. He might have been considering Mike Bell's point below.
Dec. 19, 2018
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North didn't break tempo and I was sitting East.
Dec. 18, 2018
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No, it was RHO who opened 1 in third seat.
Dec. 17, 2018
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Thanks! Now corrected.
Dec. 17, 2018
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What about a squeeze if either opponent has 4+ diamonds and K? Then you just need the diamond finesse. I realize that the opponents could have broken up the squeeze by switching to a diamond instead of a spade.
Dec. 14, 2018
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I agree that the term “high reverse” is something of a misnomer, but it's been around in the bridge literature for years and I thought it reasonable to use it in the title of this poll. The uk nofearbridge site uses the term “above the barrier” (of opener's 2-level rebid of his suit) to indicate that the rebid shows extra values. This is clearer terminology, but then you have to distinguish between a reverse (high or low) and a jump shift.
Dec. 7, 2018
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When you play any sort of “short club” responder needs to be able to show a club suit of his own when he has a good hand. When I play 2/1, our 2 response is natural and either invitational with no 4 card major, or game-going perhaps with a 4 card major. In MOSSO we respond 2 to show any game-going hand with 5+ clubs and this also works reasonably well.
Dec. 5, 2018
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This is what happens at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club http://ycbc.co.uk/ - unfortunately the attendance on Mondays and Wednesdays is often fewer than 5 tables.
Nov. 28, 2018
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