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I would X even if opener will always pass. However I would expect a double to be optional, options being pass, 3N and 4.
April 11, 2017
Ronald Kalf edited this comment April 11, 2017
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BTW, this is a nice one for Turbo. Of course you don't need two RKCB-sequences 2N-3; 4N can be RKCB and 2N-4; 4/ is Turbo. Now you bid 4N showing your 2KCs and opener will know that his below average 2KCs are not a problem. D.I., which I prefer and play, doesn't work here. Fortunately I don't have to open 2N:-))
April 11, 2017
Ronald Kalf edited this comment April 11, 2017
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If you play 2 as artificial you can also distinguish 3/4crd raises, but that wasn't the question.
April 9, 2017
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I am surprised that option 1 gets no more then 35%. Playing WNT, I open 1N. Add Q and I would open SNT. To the other 65%: Would you open 1 or 1 with the additional Q? If yes, what do you bid after 1 from pard? If not, why don't you rebid 1N with the OP hand?
April 9, 2017
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In a competitive auction 2N, being the most unattractive contract of all, is never natural. In my partnership 2N is lebensohl.
April 9, 2017
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6N, because I have tenaces. That is why I suggested starting with a transfer before bidding 6.
April 9, 2017
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I hope your partner still remembered the gadget after 30 years:-))
April 9, 2017
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S has a problem: he has only 2KC, which is less then one can expect plus he hardly has his 2N. How about just bidding …4-6?
April 8, 2017
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Ron the Greatest, I forgot to mention that a raise of a WT is the exception. A Fantunes 2M is not a WT however. IMO “full disclosure” means “alert when in doubt”.
April 8, 2017
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Jeff, I (mis)interpreted your comment as directed at FPR-systems in general. Would you vote pro allowing Regres then?
April 8, 2017
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A raise to 3M sounds invitational. I always alert if it is not. Isn't that “full disclosure”?
April 8, 2017
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The basic idea behind Regres (and most other Forcing Pass Systems) is to have many opening bids showing 8-12 points. The main reason is not to preempt the opponents (as many seem to think) but simply because this is the most frequent range. Pass shows 13+ (therefore Forcing Pass). In Regres 1 shows 0-7 and all others 8-12. IIRC (but I don't know where my notes are) 1M is balanced or semi-balanced with 3-4M, 1N (with or ) and 2m show one-suiters, 2M/N is for two-suiters and 1 for all others, always with singleton or void. Extensive use of shape showing relays after that gives the name of this type of systems F(orcing)P(ass)R(elay). “Responses” to Pass are structured in the same way as the opening bids.
April 7, 2017
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As we do not have T/O-X but play Raptor over 1m and NTO with 4OM over 1M, X now is unsuited for 1N. With a pick-up I would expect unsuited for T/O-X.
April 7, 2017
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(1)-2-(P)-2; (P)-3-(P)-3N; AP. 3N is where you belong.
April 7, 2017
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2, WTP
April 6, 2017
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Please add “I'm one of the very few bridgewinners living far, far away”
April 4, 2017
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Seems I have a minority vote. If 3 shows Ms and 4 +M non-forcing, it seems logical that 4 shows +M FG. I would feel very uncomfortable if pard passes 4. If you force me to choose between 2 and 3, I'd rather bid 2, if the choice is between 4 and 4, I go for 4.
March 24, 2017
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With the monster necessary to have game, pard would have bid 3N. Likely points are more or less evenly shared by N and E and shared by S and E. I expect a nasty surprise for declarer.
March 24, 2017
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Great idea, but we might need one or two more. No matter if you play 2M as weak two or semi-forcing, the intention is always to play the contract. How about Fantunes? 1-level opening bids are unlimited and forcing, so opener does not intend to play the contract.
March 22, 2017
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Kit, I really must wonder. The OP says “However if you have the AGREEMENT that 2C followed by a XX is your way to show a very weak 3 suiters short in clubs (4441,5440,4540,4450) should 2C & the XX be alerted?” Since it is an agreement, it must be alerted. Avid readers of bridgewinners know how I feel about alerting procedures, but now that we have them, there is no doubt in my mind that this 2 is alertable. Furthermore I would assume that someone who has this AGREEMENT and doesn't alert hopes 2-5 is cheaper then 2RedX-2.
March 21, 2017
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