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good point.
2 hours ago
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Abstain.I agree with Bas that 3 is automatic if 2 shows 4 (and X does NOT promise 4) but that's not what I expect. If X always promises 4-4 in the unbid suits I can pass and opener will know what to do. I don't think that I have enough extras to double again, which would be my choice with more defense.
3 hours ago
Ronald Kalf edited this comment 2 hours ago
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This method is known as “my bid shows anything I want it to show at this particular moment” I must admit that I am really surprised about some of the names I see voting for 5. From other comments I consider some of them to be better bridge players then I am, but still… I wonder.
Sept. 23
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Sept. 23
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Not that I'm proud of 6, but I wonder what the 4N and 5 bidders are trying to do.
Sept. 23
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Responder rebids 2 with 3325/3334. Opener should correct to 3 with 4/5, somewhat protected by the law. I could imagine bidding 1-1N; 2-2; 2 with 4441 exchanging one Moysian for another in case responder is 3334.
Sept. 23
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Think of the OP, we are talking about first-timers in team competitin. Don't overdo it.
Sept. 23
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Or transfers of responsabilities!
Sept. 23
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Ah, Those were the days, I remember playing Regres (strong pass system) in a tournament.
Sept. 23
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“The only exception is 3-3-3-4”. No, playing inverted minors, I wouldn't bid 3 with 3343 or (32)44.
Sept. 23
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I agree with Yu that the first 3 on her list are much more inmportant then changing their invite habits. #4 with a “but”: if the bidding tells you that it's a thin game, prefer a passive lead.
I cannot really answer the original question because there are so many different invites. After 1N wehave no way to invite withour a 4crd M, which is statiscally good bridge if you take 2N-1 into account. It follows that if we invite via Stayman pard is probably distributionsl hoping to find a fit and opener will only accept with a full maximum. In other situations we have ways to see if the hsnds fit (LST, SST, mini-splinters etc.) helping to make a good decision. If we can exchange helpfull information, we invite. If not, we tend to pass or blast.
Sept. 22
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@Paul: “However, I can imagine that after (1♣)-1♦-(Pass) everyone would pass with xx x VBTxxxx xxx.” No way, if those bids are really defined as forcing, but after carefull reading I'm not sure if there is no loophole.
@Rosalind, I would ask (in writing) if the multi-bids are 100% forcing. Playing Multi-Landy or sometimes CRASH, I dont consider any of those bids as forcing.
Sept. 22
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X. If pard bids leb, I dutifully bid 3 and correct 3 to 3. If pard invites with 3m, I can bid 3N.
Sept. 21
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I'd go for Randy's suggestion. 1) It's pretty simple and you don't want to memorize to much if you don't play regularly against Suction. 2) You have a way to make them pay for disturbing your bidding at least once in a while. For us X to show cards with a penalty option over an artificial bid is a meta-rule. Since their Suction-bids are forcing, I would add a trap-pass: a hand that can double either the one-suiter or both of the suits in a two-suiter and otherwise not fit to double.
Sept. 21
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Opening bid + opening bid is game? I'm not all that sure, we have a game if pard passes 3.
Sept. 21
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The easiest way to show balanced 11-13's at a lower level than 2N is to open 1N.
Sept. 21
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Abstain, not enough information about bidding methods.
Sept. 19
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You don't know my partners hand. What would you expect from 2.
Sept. 19
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You are right of course, I was thinking in KSU-lines where 2 is 100% forcing. I change to abstain. I don't understand the bidding anymore.
Sept. 19
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Pard is 4054, almost half of my hcp are wasted. I pass!
Sept. 19
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3N is perfect in that it tells my partner a lot about my hand.
Sept. 19
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