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Great, covers what is most important and is simpler then our current solution (always good for something that doesn‘t come up very often.
Nov. 7
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You can have your cake and eat it too: bid Drury (in QUC 2 with 4crd support) then show your splinter after a s/o in 2M.
Nov. 6
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I humbly admit that I have been looking at the -suit only.
Nov. 6
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If E has a stiff K or 7, I get 3 -tricks by playing small. If E has a stiff J or T, I will never get 3 -tricks.
Nov. 6
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I play 4 as asking for the type of 3N-bid (4=bal. Others=1-suiter). Krzysztof, I guess in your methods (3)-3N-(P)-4 can be the asking bid (like mine or Richards). What is your method after (3m)-3N-(P)-?
Nov. 5
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When in doubt 4N is RKCB for the last bid suit for us. I can say no more. I would never assume transfers here without an agreement and I cannot imagine agreeing to play transfers without discussing what 4N is.
Nov. 4
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Nov. 4
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And again I say AS is wrong. See below.
Nov. 4
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Because in that case S would habe bid NT twice with at best xxx. If S has xxxx asking for continuation is futile holding QTxxx.
Nov. 3
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Our agreement: SP if opps have the next 3 tricks in the suit.
Nov. 3
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Too much defense, too little offense. I‘m not even sure if I would open 2N (10-12 6+) in 1st.
Nov. 2
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Michael, Kit saying „Routine“ gets me reconsidering. He can hardly be accused of playing „losing bridge“.
Nov. 1
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Some people will always assume the worst from others, those are unhappy people IMO. Of course Mr. Wilsmore will never let an opportunity to discredit the Blue Team go unused. I play Kit‘s method for some time now. Sometimes I don‘t have the right card and need some time before I play the least misleading card. I ALWAYS take my time after dummy comes down before playing to the lead. Now the Wilsmore‘s in this world might find out that on average I think 9 seconds, but 12 if I don‘t have the right card (admitted I‘m not good enough to draw their attention). I don‘t think my partner notices this and anyway sometimes I need more time to map the bidding to the dummy. You probably need a 5-dimensional array to draw any conclusions and if my partner (or I) would be able to do that before the playing time is over, we would be a lot more successful.
Nov. 1
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I‘ve no problem with 3 on 6, but this hand has
1) Bad ODR (A, Q)
2) No distribution (6322)
Nov. 1
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Nov. 1
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In QUC JS by passed hand is fit-showing behause we van open submimimum in both minors.
Nov. 1
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After half a day 3 had 100%, but today it‘s not so clearcut. The choice is between 2 and 3 so it seems. Initially this reflects our discussion, but as an afterthought: what could 2M be considering that E didn‘t overcall 1?
Nov. 1
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Germany: rule of 18 says hcp + #cards in the two longest suits => 18. With 5-3-3-2 you need 10 hcp. For me that is value of 11 if I have a decent 5crd. For that reason 1M in QUC is 11-18.
Oct. 31
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Without knowing the answers to these questions, I can only abstain.
Oct. 31
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Why?
Might be a good idea if 1M is 8-15, but unfortunately that is not allowed nowadays.
Oct. 31
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But you still have the awkward selfpreempting 2-opening. Now if you combine Polish with Gazzilli (and Zirconia) you have the best of three worlds.
Oct. 31
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Same for me…in reverse order:-)
Oct. 30
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