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Had to abstain. After 1-2 the bidding is beyond me.
Dec. 11
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To strong for 2, to weak for 2 (assuming FG) 3 (my choice) or 2N. In my system I could bid 2 FG or inv with 5-4/5 and pard would rebid 2 umless 1444 (then 2N) or 10+ in the minors.
Dec. 9
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I agree…mostly. I‘d give a shot at 3N. Probably a success agains a type of player who once scolded me for bidding 3N without a double stopper in his suit and didn‘t lead his suit. X is not on my screen, the alternative is pass.
Dec. 9
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Excellent analysis. If I hadn‘t already voted for X, I would change my vote now.
Dec. 9
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As N I would have bid 4 the bid you consider best, but if I don‘t want to sign off need I bid 4N? How about 5? 5 denies any help in and emphasizes the suit. If the -control is a singleton and S has K 6 is an excellent slam. Playing D.I. (my preference but my partner is very RKC-minded) I would bid 4N showing that we control all suits and asking for extras, then over 5 I would sign-off and over 5 bid 6. Pard isn’t even obliged to bid 5 or 5 with K in stead of A s/he has less KCs then expeczted and would sign off in 5. RKC is unilateral, cuebidding is bilateral, even more so with D.I..
Dec. 9
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Dec. 9
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Yes, with a doubleton . 1) 2N is forcing anyway, so responder can check stoppers if necessary, 2) playing WNT the bidding would be 1N-3N and 3) stoppers are for cowards.
Dec. 8
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I don‘t know enough about Robin‘s system to judge all the bids. If 2 is FG, E should rebid 2N, if not 3 (F0) is better. If 3 is F0, W should simply bid 3N, if 3 shows extras and a good fit W can‘t be blamed for exploring slam. If EW play Walsh E has no reason to bid 4 on 3, otherwise W may expect 1354 and 6 is a reasonable gamble despite 3 wasted points.
Dec. 8
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Possible only if 2 is FG.
Dec. 8
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You believe 2N is natural, pard believes 2N is leb and therfore bids 3. Now I can only bid 3 (hopefully) showing 4crd . After that I pass anything s/he bids wit the exception of n of course.
Dec. 8
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I‘m with Marty though with a minimum on confidence. The way we signal. Pard is asking for a continuation. If the 8 is not a falsecard, the 7 is a middle card form 5+. If opener has (x)83, the 7 is low asking for which is highly unlikely.
Dec. 8
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Easy 3…in 3rd!
Dec. 8
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Martin, Richard firmly expresses his opinion. I don‘t consider that insulting. In my (and Richatds) opinion doubler is primarily asking for one of the other suits and opener should oblige if possible. If you want opener to define his strength, I suggest GB2N. That is a minority vote as can be easily seen from the poll results.
Dec. 8
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„since 2NT wasn't bid there is no diamond suit stoppers“ unless 2N is a -raise.
Dec. 7
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I don‘t like the term „high reverse“ at all. Normal bidding is highest suit first then lower suit, ergo reverse is lowest suit first then higher. Unless you systemically open 1 with 5-5 in black (unusual these days), opening 1 then bidding 2/3 is not reverse bidding.
Dec. 7
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I can guess what‘s going on, pard knows what‘s going on and act accordingly. Lead A or K as per agreement, no matter if pard passes or doubles.
Dec. 4
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Dec. 4
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In fact I don‘t like any of the NS bids. Assuming that there was no systemic akternative to 2 (maybe because a 4-loser hand is not allowed) the next bad bid is X. Do you really want To hear 5 or pass? S should of course pass the X with 1,5QT and no distribution.
Dec. 1
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The question is if the hand is better then can be expected from the bidding so far. As Aviv points out this is not only in terms of hcp. On the contrary it is about the trick taking potential of the joint hands.
Nov. 30
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That is why we only invite with a 4crd M where distribution can tip the scale if we have a fit. Using condensed transfers (2 is inv+ with either 5crd M and asks for a doubleton M) wecan also stop in 2M if we only have a 5-2-fit.
Nov. 27
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I‘m in this camp too.
Nov. 25
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Nonsense, the decision between 6 and 7 is how to get trick #13, not about 2nd round control somewhere.
Nov. 24
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