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Exactly LoTT tells us not to bid 3 (16 total trumps), BOP tells us to X.
Nov. 16, 2018
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I remember being flagged for not showing all 4 hands in an ATB (I still don‘t understand why), but at least I used the hand diagram.
Anyway I‘d bid 3N as S and 5 as N.
Nov. 16, 2018
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Sorry, I misread the positions. Ncholas below says it correctly.
Nov. 16, 2018
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There is more reason to bid 3 if you frequently raise on 3. If not, I would expect W to bid 3 with 5 and most of the time with a singleton . Now E Knows that we (probably) have an 8crd fit and they a (at most) a 7crd fit, giving 15 total tricks. E has a good hand for defense and should X at MP.
Nov. 15, 2018
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We play transfer advances since about 3 month and will decide on transfers after double and/or suit overcalls somewhen next year. I‘m interested in experience of others of course.
Nov. 7, 2018
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Most of what is written here doesn‘t seem to apply to a penalty X of 1N: http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/your-preferred-defenses-vs-1nt-2-ukecndgcs5/?cj=723955#c723955
Nov. 5, 2018
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Can some of you penalty doublers please define what you mean by penalty double. My definition is „a double to increase the penalty for undertricks expecting that opps cannot make their contract based upon doublers hand alone and/or the bidding so far“
I guess most of the penalty doublers here do not mean that. I am aware of two types of doubles against 1N: 1) hcp, but then the question is how many. 2) tricks, again this is an insufficient defintion. I refuse to call any of those penalty doubles unless you need 7 tricks in your own hand.
Nov. 4, 2018
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A matter of system, not style. Not my choice though, but then I don‘t open 1M with a 5crd M either.
Nov. 4, 2018
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It is:-)
Nov. 4, 2018
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I too like MH‘s answer and have already propos3d to play it. I wouldn‘t use 3 to show reds because opps have a no-risk X to show . How about 3 reds non-forcing and 4 +M FG?
Nov. 4, 2018
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I play Woolsey now, but would prefer X in direct position as opening bid strength with a good suit to lead. Partner can pass with 8+ hcp and stoppers in at least 2 suits, bid 2 as p/c or bid own suit. Others Multy-Landy. I‘ve forgotten the name of this defense.
Nov. 4, 2018
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What do you mean by penalty? Partner is supposed to pass >90% of the time?
Nov. 4, 2018
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Edited #5
Nov. 2, 2018
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With my partner I am on firm ground.
Nov. 2, 2018
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4 asks if balanced or long suit based, then 4 balanced, 4//N with //. 4// transfer for //, 4SA BW.
Nov. 1, 2018
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Ah, now I see, the explenation is on the bids. Only one additional sentence would have done the same job. E should have doubled 2 and bid 2 over 2.
Nov. 1, 2018
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How can I answer without knowing the meaning of X and 2?
Oct. 31, 2018
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Why would 2 then 3 be 4SF? 2 shows 5crd now just bid out your shape. I admit, playing Acol is a long time ago, so maybe I‘m wrong today.
Oct. 31, 2018
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1-2;2-2;3-4
Oct. 31, 2018
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I don‘t see an alternative call for E even though it is a bit of a strech. W overbids. In our methods W would bid 4 asking if E is balanced or his 3N is based upon a long suit. Over 4 (bal.) W would now invite with 4N. Over 4 or 4 () s/he can bid 6.
Oct. 31, 2018
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