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A big advantage from Raptor is the implications if you don‘t overcall 1N. If you combine Raptor with allowing Michaels over 1m with 5-4 (as Rosalind and I do) your overcalls in a suit never have a higher 4crd with the exception of (1M)-2. Rosalind has a good overview on https://rosalind.home.xs4all.nl/bridge/romi/tegen1x.htm#verdernaraptor (as a survival tree in Dutch).
Either Rosalind or I could turn it into an article (we play more or less the same, but I got the ideas from her). The article should also include follow-ups on double, because X now includes the natural 1N-overcall.
Oct. 11
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(1)-1-(X/2)-P;((4)-?
Oct. 9
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Anything is better then 2 „waiting“. Control showing responses is part of KSU where 2N shows 3 Ks, limiting the wrong-siding problem.
Oct. 9
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Oct. 9
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That fits IMO, 3 is a playable spot. 3 (or any other bid) is trying to find the right strain for game and therefore forcing. With 3 nf responder would have to make the decision between possible games.
Oct. 8
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Oct. 8
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S is not to blame, but 100% N seems unfair. OTOH if N wants ro play 5 why not bid 3 on the way. As an aside, we play 2 as leb and 2N as 7-10 with denying 4crd M.
Oct. 7
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As Kit Woolsey often observes, finding the right strain is more important then playing at the right level, especially in a competitive situation. Playing in the wrong strain will often leave you helpless, whereas playing in the right strain gives you a chance even if you have overbid.
Oct. 7
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„bid a forcing 3“ or 4 which is weaker then 3
Oct. 5
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I made my decision before I bid 3, a reasonable bid. I hope pards 2N induced opps to make the wrong decision.
Oct. 4
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Craig, KS would bid 1 without the need to pray. 2 would be a possible psyche to get opps to lead into your s should you play 3N.
Oct. 4
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Ah, the famous Bridge World Death Hand. In my system I can bid 2N showing either this or a raise to 3 with short s.
Oct. 4
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I‘m repeating my self: „if people weren‘t always trying to right their wrongs, there werenöt so many wrongs to right“ (Oscar the Owl). 3 is bad bridge because they never will let me play it. Now that I „forgot“ to bid 4 I‘m not going to play a hopeless 4X where maybe pard can defeat 4 all by himself.
Oct. 3
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Without discussion, the bid shouldn‘t exist.
Oct. 2
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Our book says Minorwood (and 4om/N RKCB /).
Oct. 1
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If your hand is worth a mixed raise or a limit raise or whatever depends upon your overcalling style. With my regular partner (who would bid 1 with AQxxx and a black K), I would bid 2 (not limited to 3crd raises in our system), with most others as a mixed raise.
As for suppressing your -control, I never try to compensate one mistake by making another or to quote Oscar the Owl „if people weren’t always trying to right there wrongs, there weren‘t so many wrongs to right“
Sept. 30
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I voted option 1, but „strong enough to reverse“ is undefined. For us this is about playing strength, not hcp, less then 5 losers.
Sept. 28
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Richard, I agree with the main part of your comment (I‘ve shown longer which is the main feature).
Ben, 3 IS preference, it‘s also stronger then 4.
Dave, we usually do not open 1N with 2 M doubletons. If I do open1N we will be in 4 or 4 anyway with this hand.
Sept. 25
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Sept. 25
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Michael, then there are those who post here asking a question and keep insisting on their way when they get the „wrong“ answers
Sept. 25
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Ben, Paul, Richard, what exactly do you want to achieve with 3 as a punt? If S wants to play 3N he can simply bid it. What kind of hand should N expect if S bids 3 as a punt? When does he bid 3N and when something else? If it really helps, we‘ll change the meaning of 3 (and then play 4/ as an artificial slam try in /).
Sept. 25
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Sibrand, why ask if you are not willing to accept the outcome?
Sept. 23
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The result (73% for option 1 so far) turns my world upside down! What else is 3 but a limit raise? Are you really bidding 3 to prevent opener from bidding 3?
Sept. 23
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