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Easy 3…in 3rd!
Dec. 8
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Martin, Richard firmly expresses his opinion. I don‘t consider that insulting. In my (and Richatds) opinion doubler is primarily asking for one of the other suits and opener should oblige if possible. If you want opener to define his strength, I suggest GB2N. That is a minority vote as can be easily seen from the poll results.
Dec. 8
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„since 2NT wasn't bid there is no diamond suit stoppers“ unless 2N is a -raise.
Dec. 7
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I don‘t like the term „high reverse“ at all. Normal bidding is highest suit first then lower suit, ergo reverse is lowest suit first then higher. Unless you systemically open 1 with 5-5 in black (unusual these days), opening 1 then bidding 2/3 is not reverse bidding.
Dec. 7
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I can guess what‘s going on, pard knows what‘s going on and act accordingly. Lead A or K as per agreement, no matter if pard passes or doubles.
Dec. 4
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Dec. 4
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In fact I don‘t like any of the NS bids. Assuming that there was no systemic akternative to 2 (maybe because a 4-loser hand is not allowed) the next bad bid is X. Do you really want To hear 5 or pass? S should of course pass the X with 1,5QT and no distribution.
Dec. 1
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The question is if the hand is better then can be expected from the bidding so far. As Aviv points out this is not only in terms of hcp. On the contrary it is about the trick taking potential of the joint hands.
Nov. 30
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That is why we only invite with a 4crd M where distribution can tip the scale if we have a fit. Using condensed transfers (2 is inv+ with either 5crd M and asks for a doubleton M) wecan also stop in 2M if we only have a 5-2-fit.
Nov. 27
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I‘m in this camp too.
Nov. 25
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Nonsense, the decision between 6 and 7 is how to get trick #13, not about 2nd round control somewhere.
Nov. 24
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How can I answer eithout knowing what 5N is? We use Spiral Scan, 5N asking for K and 6 showing K and denying K. Now 6 wouls ask for K. In my system you are right, without an agreement, bur without I would take it as „I’m still not sure about the grand, what do you think?“
Nov. 24
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Nov. 24
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3N is out of the question, W has only one -stop and neither solid nor a top in . As E I would prefer 3 after hearing -support (as a voluntary bid at that). Even at MP, seems to be a better strain for slam unless pards s are as solid as my s. Then we should find 6. W is to blame for being in the wrong game, E is to blame for missing a good slam.
Nov. 23
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3 because I don‘t know what to do if E doesn‘t pass.
Nov. 21
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2N limit+, 3m NFB, 3 splinter, 4m Fit-jump, X negative or strong
Nov. 21
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4 is a slam try in , 4 is a slamtry in , 4N is a slam try in N, all as natural as can be. What else can 4 be as a slam try in ?
Nov. 19
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Our rule: As long as no suit has been agreed a SINGLE jump to 4N is quantitative.
Nov. 18
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This „limited Smith“ is more or less what we play. The rule is that, if 3rd hand can‘t show attitude, we play Smith. If attitude is already shown (or known) Smith is off.
Nov. 18
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Martin DD there are 16 total trumps. W preference can be on a doubleton and we do not have an 8crd fit guaranteed either. All in all as N I would estimate the avarage total trumps as 15 maybe less.
Nov. 17
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Tomasz, not for a law-abiding person.
Nov. 17
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Only Walter the Walrus counts to 4 on this hand.
Nov. 17
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