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Penalty this time.
18 hours ago
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Can‘t X 1 without , t/o. Penalty was before I started playing bridge, maybe befire being born.
Nov. 18
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Art, I didn‘t vote in your previous poll, but I voted mostly W now. E could have made a move (4 being my choice) but it is borderline. W should X then bid . If E bids 4 the Q gains and 5 shouldn‘t be a problem.
Nov. 18
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What is sooo good about xxx without ruffing values?
Nov. 18
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At least in WJ2005 (the latest I have) X is support or strong without a bid. What is 2N (not mentioned in WJ2005)? My solution is to bid 2N with the strong variant (I know rightsiding problem) and 3 specifically strong, long m, no stopper. If 3 is your only way to show the strong variant, you have a problem. My partner complains about the size of our book, but it avoids being in such a situation ATT.
Nov. 18
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Nov. 18
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Crawling Stayman has another advantage: you can invite to 4M with an unbalanced hand without having to play 2N or even 3N most of the time. 1N-2; 2/-2 is also weak and opener passes with 3 and bids 2N/3 with /. You can usually play in a 7crd-fit on the 2-level or 8crd-fit on the 3-level. exceptions: 24(52)-, 1444-, (43)(42)- or (42)(43)-distributions. 1N-2 is inv with 5-4.
Nov. 18
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Nov. 18
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They could, but they didn‘t. Remember this whole mess is just because WBF is not acting according to its own statutes and DBV didn‘t bother to check. I‘m not even saying, that we should hold it against them. EW (and not just these two) have grifted enough to pay for expensive lawyers.
Nov. 17
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Not enough information to vote: what is your NT-range? Do you freely raise on 3?
Nov. 17
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Yes, we can!
Nov. 16
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I’m not a native speaker, but can’t we argue if it is always more valuable or sometimes more valuable? (Not rhetorical!)
Nov. 16
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Germans go to USA to sue German companies, because compensations in the USA are much higher then in Germany. Why shouldn‘t a German court have jurisdiction in USA or Switzerland when a US court has jurisdiction in Germany. Having said that, I do not agree with the verdict. If I understand correctly, DBV can ban the doctors for German events, which I hope they will. This is still possible, but must be a DBV decision, not an extension of the WBF ban. As an extension of the WBF ban it is invalid because the WBF ban itself is invalid. At least that‘s how I read the article.
Nov. 15
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In the OP-sequence 2SA should be leb. Doubler is limited, but pard could still have better then opening strength without a bid (balanced, but not strong enough for 2N). After a 4th seat-opening and double by either 1st or 2nd leb is off and 2N would be scrambling.
Nov. 15
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I play (kind of) Ogust and 3N shows exactly that. A weak two with 3 features doesn‘t sound like a weak two to me, so probably the same for b.
Nov. 14
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I have analysed some 5k deals played in our club for accuracy of evalution methods (Goren, NLTC and „my points“, planning to add short suit total). I‘d need the hands plus # of tricks in EXCEL, CSV or OO. 600k is absolutely fantastic.
Nov. 13
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Is this a bridge forum or a music forum? These remarks are not to the point and potentially insulting to people playing bridge AND liking the music of Neil Sedaka, Barry Manilow or Kenny G.
Nov. 12
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What was E’s -holding that he couldn’t know that S does not have a penalty double the moment you play J?
Nov. 12
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It‘s Polish alright, the treatment is called Odwyrtka. It‘s part of my version. Although I must admit that full Odwyrtka is not just. 1-1M; 2, but also 1-1M;2N showing 18+ with 4+ in M. In my version we use 3 in stead of 2N for the strong fit. I play a lot of non-standard PC and write „based upon PC“ on my CC, but with only a few deviations I would still call the system PC.
Nov. 12
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Nov. 12
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@Brian, Steve, Henry: OP states 2N max 3, neither Odwrotka nor Bubrotka.
Nov. 12
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Of course you can bid 1N playing a WNT-system.
Nov. 12
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I cannot reccomend my solution because the PC that we are playing is non-standard. I can suggest the same basic ideas however. 3 as a puppet to 3 and 3 as shape ask. Then you have to see what hand types you need to show. Since your 2N is unlimited you probably need to show 4M-5m and can use the puppet, i.e. …3/ to show 4M-5/ and …3N/4 for 4-4-4-1OM.
Nov. 12
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