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That is what Robson&Segal propose, but they extend it to all 4th suit (why call it pseudo-reverse, it is always the 4th suit) bids. The disadvantage is that 1m-(P)-1-(2);3om pushes you to 3 with a potential 4-3-fit. Therefore I‘ve reversed the raise and 4th suit.
Feb. 15
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„…double…not because they want to penalise the opponents“ speak for yourself!
Feb. 14
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There are too many comments of this type already, I found the first two amusing myself. Then they became boring and now they are a nuisance. To be clear about it, from anybody not just from Mr. Wilsmore.
Feb. 14
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What was the lead?
Feb. 14
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„One must wave one's hand over the bidding box for a bit, so partner knows the double is for takeout.“. A serious comment from a person who accuses the BT of cheating?
Feb. 14
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Thank you all. We play Woolsey in direct and will play Woolsey in reopening too.
This poll is related to my bidding problem https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-fgtbj46a4g/?cj=765935#c765935. Here the situation is in our case (Polish with WNT) a little different. My reason for doubling with SNT or strong hand, is that pard knows that I have natural if I pass. From your valued comments, I learned that switching pass and X is superior.
Feb. 14
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In a WNT system: I raise on 3 or any 4333, bid 4th suit with 4. Double with max doubleton and SNT values. (Courtesy of Robson&Segal, but I reversed raise and 4th suit). With pick-up partners I usually play support X/XX, but IMO „definetly superior“ is an overbid.
Feb. 14
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I‘ve punished myself several times in UI situations and my original vote reflected that. After reading Kit‘s comment I changed my vote. Kit gave a very convincing reason to bid 3 independent of the BIT. One that you can explain to opps and TD alike. IF they still call the TD AND TD has never heard of LoTT, well that‘s what you call bad luck.
Feb. 14
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#4 is closest. I like „train the guns“
Feb. 13
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The difference is that you are on lead in direct seat and must hope that your partner finds the right lead on your reopening double.
Feb. 13
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Doug, you cannot compare WNT-opening with transferring to 2N after a WT. In the first case you will be doubled less often and even if you are you are more likely to find a resting place where they can‘t risk doubling you.
Feb. 13
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Then I have another question: what exactly is a penalty double? In my vocabulary it is a double where I expect pard to pass >90% of the time.
Feb. 13
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I repeat my question: would you double with 15+ balanced if 1N is passed round to you?
Feb. 13
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Oops, that wasn‘t to clever. I didn‘t take the 9-10 s into account.
Feb. 13
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Good question! Next question: (1N)-P-(P)-? Do you pass or double with 15hcp? The situation is the same: LHO has 16 on avarage, leaving 0-9 for RHO and 0-7/8 for CHO in both cases.
Feb. 13
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If it happened to me, I would call the TD.
Feb. 13
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Carefull reading shows that my idea is to use 5m-1 (one under) as Lackwood.
Feb. 13
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I finally got the links in my article right. One is the Gitelman article. As I‘ve written in the introduction: minor suit slams do not exist.
Feb. 12
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Okay, last try (or train?) Here is the Bridge World definition: “Any time there is only one call that indicates slam interest or further slam interest without raising the partnership’s level of commitment, it is a Last Train slam-try, unrelated to the strain named (unless followed by an uninvited further action).”
As a matter of fact I didn‘t want to discuss my example. I merely wanted to get comments on some additional and modified Lackwood situations.
Feb. 12
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That‘s last train: you show interest in slam without wantinng to go past 4M on your own. For the sake of the argument just assume pard opens a natural 2N, you transfer to an pard superaccepts with 4. Now wit Qxxxx and out you bid 4 and hope for the best whereas with Kxxxx and KQxx you want to show a sign of life.
Feb. 12
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