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Bid 3 on 4, support , rebid , all F0 or 4 cog
June 23, 2016
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3, but I would have passed 1.
June 22, 2016
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On a lead my are worthless unless pard has Ax in and if (s)he has Ax…
June 22, 2016
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Before bidding 3N there is still some room to inquire about a stopper.
June 19, 2016
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Well, I guess the alternative is pass (unless X does NOT promise 4crd ). As for me pass is NOT an alternative, there is only 1N. Generally I don't take stoppers for 1N to seriously. Even if opps pick up the first 5 tricks all is not lost.
June 19, 2016
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Damn it, for some reason I had 2-X-3-… In mind. I change my vote to 4.
June 19, 2016
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I'd rather take a shot at 3N then 5. If run we just might have 9 tricks on a lead. If we have a loser 5 probably doesn't make either.
June 18, 2016
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For once, I wished I'd play NFB. Now I have to pass. If pard reopens with X, I suggest an invitational 3S.
June 17, 2016
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RKC-folly at its best.
June 15, 2016
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I might add, that this is only valid in the exact sequence 1-2m; 2, because a 2-rebid to show a minimum is no longer possible. 1-2m; 2 is not selfforcing. Uncontested we always play 2/1 KS-style: FG unless both rebid their suit.
June 14, 2016
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In my book 2 is self-forcing and only the 3-rebid is nonforcing. 3 denies a stopper and is probably only a doubleton. If I do not want to force and are not strong enough to rebid 3, double first.
June 13, 2016
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I always use the stop card and leave it at the table for (what feels like) 10s. If my RHO makes a skip bid, with or without the stop card, with or without leaving it on the table (should be on the table in Germany), I wait for (what feels like) 10s. My observation is: the stop card is almost always used, almost always immediately taken away and almost always ignored. I agree with “stop the stop card”! And while we're at it “stop alerting”.
June 11, 2016
Ronald Kalf edited this comment June 11, 2016
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Good idea, done!
June 9, 2016
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Safety play is 9 from dummy and cover anything RHO plays.
June 9, 2016
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Added Cross IMPs, sorry!
June 9, 2016
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Even so, he might hope that declarer has only 6 -tricks and needs to develop a -trick. S:Ax, H:KQx, D:KQ, C:AKQJxx. Of course pard must switch to if a solid 7 is carved in stone.
June 9, 2016
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Like Louis I would not splinter with a stiff A and bid 3 (not a minimum in my book!). Then 4 (4 would confirm ), 4-4N (D.I.); 5 (Extras, A)-5 (looking for grand, good ); ? Either 6 lacking support or 7 with extra good .
June 8, 2016
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Even then, I'd rather play in the 4-4-fit and not in the 5-3-fit
June 8, 2016
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Thank you, everybody. I had KQxxx, JTxxx, xx, x. 4 certainly is an option, but I think 4 emphasizes on and and distribution rather then hcp. Pard passed and my 5 was passed out. In the post-mortem I suggested 5 and his opinion was that he had a minimum strong 1 with 5 as already shown and a doubtfull Q. You have convinced me that X is the correct call. I'd pull the double of course and pard should be able to read me for a stiff and bid 6.
June 7, 2016
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Germany and I admit that I'm not sure if I get away with it. But must people make silly assumptions about the system I play. If they know so much, why do they ask?
June 7, 2016
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