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Playing Woolsey, I bid 2 as E and after pass by E 2 as W.
Feb. 10
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It depends upon the bidding so far. 1M-2m; 2M-3M is not the same as 1M-Jacoby. In the first case I would be serious with a top honor in m even if minimum. In the second case I‘d be looking at controls.
Feb. 10
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Crazy rule in Germany: 1st/2nd hand rule of 18, can open 1. 3rd/4th hand no rule of 18, but need 8+ hcp to open, can‘t open 1.
Feb. 6
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Ken, I‘m not going to write down all our continuations after 1-1, but I‘m sure we can find our best contract, be it in , , or NT opposite most opening hands using our Zirconia based method. If you like you can present some examples where you think SJS is superior.
Feb. 5
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Bad luck, I‘d bid 3N as E in the OP and - with more confidence- your hand.
Feb. 5
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Michael, you are not obliged to answer or vote on any poll, but if you do, we, the students expect an explanation. Even just „I think double is, in this day and age, the percentage action.“ would help.
Feb. 5
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Soloway is we play my suit, your suit or NT, if I remember correctly. IMHO the only sensible way to play SJS. In the good old days, it also said that we have a game opposite a psyche at least in K-S. I don‘t see a reason to jump with Ken‘s example above, but at least here a lot of (good) players do. In QUC 1M-3NS is invitational with a good suit, but 1-2 is weak.
Feb. 5
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I voted No on general principle.
Feb. 5
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I don‘t play PC, but I‘d say support is very usefull. Optiional penalty (opener to pass with a balanced hand) a close second.
Feb. 5
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We habe been thinking along similar lines, but consider it openers first duty to show extras or minimum. Responder can often bid 3N or 4M without further ado. 1M-2 is balanced or natural 5+, consequently 1M-2 and 1-2 are 5+. First step is minimum. Others with extras, second step showing OM, raise with support and 3-level bids with distribution. 1M-2-2 shows -support because 2 can be balanced. As a consequence 2N is not necessarily balanced, more like a waiting bid. 1M-2; 2-2h shows the balanced hand. After 1M-2m; 2m+1 2 shows OM. May not be perfect, but for us works fine in practice.
Feb. 5
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I‘d be more interested to hear if pard can help make my s a source of tricks. Even if you play 2 as possibly balanced1M-2; 2(min)-3M should show real . We play 1M-2; 2-2 as balanced, others natural with real (2 with OM).
Feb. 4
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Never ever, X draws blood
Feb. 3
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1. Whatever the rules are, they should be simple. Ours are COG with an 8+crd M-fit only if one has shown shortness below 3N and the other has wasted values there.
2. 4M with a bad hand for slam, serious with a good hand forces pard to cue, else non-serious.
3. We play 3M+1 as non-serious, no need to give away information if we are not slamming.
4. We cue.
5. After a splinter and some other well defined situations we play Lackwood. We bid the suit without control, pard bids 5Tr (sometimes 4Tr) without control, 6Tr with 2nd round control and shows KC with 1st round control.
6. 3 bal and 3N -shortness.
Feb. 3
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so sorry, I misread Martins example.
Feb. 3
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Which hand is closely limited and why?
Feb. 3
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A logical consequence of ELC over 2M
Feb. 3
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Now that you mention it…
Feb. 1
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I don‘t agree with the word „voluntarily“, you pass to let doubler choose. Also I don‘t agree that „pass of 4 obviously meant he had heart tricks“, this is not a forcing pass situation.
Jan. 30
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Funny how many think slam on a finesse is 50%, it rarely is. Usually there are bad breaks to consider. In this case it‘s far below 50%.
Jan. 30
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The key is the secondary source of tricks, but if you show s, it will be hard to get back to . We play 1N-2; 2-3 as -splinter or no splinter. Then opener bids 3N with wasted values in or cues without. In this case 4 strikes gold, then 4 LTTC and KC will get you to 6.
Jan. 28
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