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What is 5N and how will it help to find out if we have 13 tricks? I can count 10 sure tricks. A 4th could be #11 as could K of Q. Even 6-Level is not sure despite the hcp. 6 rates to have more possibilities then 6N, which I Don‘t condemn. 7 is to much Even if it makes opposite a perfect 1N.
Nov. 14
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Okay, so you‘ve got a double -stop, that don‘t impress me much. It’s only 2 from 9 necessary tricks.
Nov. 13
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I‘m surprised about the clear majority for 4. OTOH the „Well, do you?“ may have biased the voting. If this is a UI-issue 26% for pass is enough even without the bias.
Nov. 13
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Ron, you disappoint me!
Nov. 13
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I would never expect 6 being anything else but to play unless I have an agreement to the contrary. In Stefan‘s example we do have an agreement: bid 7 if you have the 13th trick.
Nov. 13
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As for the question in the title: 1 12, 1 9, 1M 9, 1N 5 (all including competitive bidding).
Nov. 13
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How can reverses be off? A reverse is bidding suits in reverse order, i.e. the lower suit first then the higher suit. If this shows extras or not is a matter of partnership agreement. I prefer extras, but not necessarily a monster. BTW what is commonly called a „high reverse“ is not a reverse at all.
Nov. 12
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Thx, you convinced me (again).
Nov. 11
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What will E bid over 3 with a hand just below the strength for a 1N-overcall? With something like :KQx, Ax, :Qxxx, :Kxxx 4 is a good contract, but E has no bid over 1 (or 1) and will hardly bid 4 at these colours.
Nov. 10
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Nov. 10
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This is obvious from my statement, any passable bid is by definition non-forcing. Who needs a translation?
Nov. 9
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The way we play this - and lots of comparable situations - 3 is quasi-gameforcing. If we pass 3N because it is obvious 4m is nonforcing and bid only without a control in the danger suit and without substantial extras. Pard will pass without a control and without substantial extras. The reason is simple: without a control we are bound to loose the first 2 tricks and can‘t afford to loose another trick.
Nov. 9
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3, forward going as this is a GB2N-situation in our book. Not playing GB2N I would risk the slight overbid of 3.
Nov. 9
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Yes and of course opener can pass expecting at least doubleton .
Nov. 8
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The first 6 questions have nothing to do with ELC. I guess you don’t fully understand ELC. This is not sn offshape double because you can support all unbid suits. Only with less then 3 s should you bid 2. I don‘t like X, but only because of K. Exchange it with J and you have a perfectly normal X. I wouldn‘t bid 1 on that skimpy suit.
Nov. 8
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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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