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Independent of other agreements, NO, NO, NEVER.
June 10
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„We have found that responsive doubles at the 3-level aren't particularly useful.“ How about 4-level, responsive or emphasizing penalty?
June 9
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Great Job Kit and team.
June 7
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Of course I alert when playing KSU.
June 4
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I too have fond memories of KSU and its reverses. Remember 1-1M; 2 F1 with reverse strength could also be short.
June 4
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4N is easy, 2-suited t/o. As for X I miss one option: optional. It‘s neither t/o nor penalty. As for both „oh no, not that again“. I agree with everything Martin except for the „basically it‘s t/o“ part.
June 2
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It depends upon agreements. We play split range UNT and this would be a minimum strong UNT. Assuming the bidding continues as shown, I would double 5 to show the upper range emphazising defending and pard has an easy pass. With the minors switched I’d bid 6.
June 2
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Steve, you decided to pass 3, you didn‘t bid a competitive 3, you didn‘t double to invite, you didn‘t force with a 4-level bid. Don‘t start complaining that you don‘t know what to do after 4.
June 2
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Paul, there is a difference bwtween 8xxxx and KQxxx
June 2
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A reopening X by a multi-opener???
June 2
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I agree in principle, which is why we have meta-agreements and lots of standardizations. Once I name this Lebensohl, it becomes easy to remember.
June 2
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12 for me
June 2
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It‘s clearly not worth it and although upgrading is fun and downgrading is not, I would pass.
June 2
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It isn‘t just 13, it‘s 13+ for me. Surprise, surprise K&R is only 12.35.
June 2
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I‘m still strugling to find a hand type that would rather bid 2N then double. After 2-(2M)-X-(P) you can bid exactly as after 2-(P)-2M-(P) but responders 3m-rebid would be constructive. 3m is no longer needed to show OM and could therefore be natural and forcing.
May 31
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I saw that and didn‘t criticize the Q ask. Still asking for K emphazises the importance of as a source of tricks. As I mentioned above, pard has another source of tricks good enough to drive to a grand if s/he knows we‘ve got all the keycards.
May 30
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Dave, this hand is not the problem, but if you ask for K first pard will know the value of 3rd round control in .
May 30
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Even without Gazzilli I‘d bid 1N without thinking about it.
May 30
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I‘m not sure, but if I want to review the bidding, I simply ask to leave the cards on the table. If it‘s pards lead, I ask him to lead face down.
May 30
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We play spiral scan, so 5 asks K (5 K, 5 s/o). Even with K confirmed you cannot be sure about 7. I‘d bid 7 sort of last train in our system. Pard now knows the value of 3rd round control in , but with a source of tricks in would bid 7 even with Kxx.
May 30
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