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Ethan, if you don't play WNT your remark is harmless, if you do your remark is telling.
March 20, 2017
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To me it doesn't matter what the Blue Book says or “2 selects a contract”. Full disclosure is a higher law and 2 as well as XX must be alerted. I always alert all of our run-out agreements, even Pass as “not strong enough for XX, no 5crd”.
March 20, 2017
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X= balanced, now pard can X for blood, pass then X penalty, 2 t/o, rest as over W2. The same principle over multi-2, but now 2M is t/o of OM promises 4crd M.
March 18, 2017
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I know that Kit has put down some rules, but I don't remember where. As always when it comes to competitive bidding, I recommend “Partnership Bidding at Bridge” by Robson and Segal.
March 18, 2017
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50% N 50% unlucky. N could have bid 5 OR 6, not 5 AND 6. S cannot X because she cannot X 6, that is unlucky.
March 17, 2017
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Not normally a fan of BW of all sorts, this hand screams EXCLUSION! If you hear 6 you have a grand. Anyway E has a monster after the 3-bid and is at least 100% to blame.
March 17, 2017
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Am I missing something? Where is the BIT? What LA is this about?
March 17, 2017
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12+12=game is a fairy tale. Yes, 12+12 is better then 13+11… by less then 0.1 trick. I rate W at 12- (12 K&R) and E at 13 (14.25 K&R). Using my evaluation I would invite and stop in 2N, were I able to calculate K&R quickly enough ATT I would be in 3N. We don't raise on 3: 1-1; 2-2N.
@Michael: BTW if E holds A in stead of KJ, I would rate the hand at 14- (15 K&R) and accept the invite.
March 17, 2017
Ronald Kalf edited this comment March 17, 2017
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The singleton alone is significant enough unless I shouldn't have opened the bidding in the first place
March 16, 2017
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What made you change your mind? Without discussion anything but your initial thought is illogical.
March 13, 2017
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V=Vrouw=Q in the Netherlands
March 13, 2017
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are trump, so much is clear. I don't play your M&PBW, but it looks like you know nothing about K,Q. In that case the most sensible thing would be to ask for trump quality. Without an agreement…? I always wonder why people agree on a convention without agreeing follow-up. I also wonder why people use (any form of) BW and then do not know what to do next.
March 13, 2017
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1 is 4+, longer possible, always unbalanced. 1-1M; 1N shows longer or 16-18 5-4.
With a minimum opening 1 alwas has a major. 1-1M; 2 shows 5-4OM. 1-1; 1/2 show 5-4/. The only theoretical disadvantage is that with 16-18 and long we have to bid 1-1; 3. In praxis opps have bid and I can bid just 2.
March 12, 2017
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Sorry for being unclear. 2 denying 4crd M.
March 11, 2017
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Not so Ron, I play this 4 years now without experiencing disadvantages. Its not only that you don't lose the 4-4-M-fit if partner is weak. Constructive bidding after 2 is made easier if you don't have to look for a 4-4-M-fit.
March 11, 2017
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UD original C = standard present count. You must be clear about UDCA always PLUS original or present count. I play UDCA present count.
March 10, 2017
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I absolutely agree with Michael and Kieran
March 9, 2017
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I agree with Louis that opener is likely to be 4234. If that is so, 2N means pick a Moysian in order to compete at the 3-level. I'd rather double then bid that 2N, but the problem is that pard expects better for a double.
March 8, 2017
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I wonder how 2N can be a better bid then 1N. Is this some kind of take-out?
March 6, 2017
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Correct, that is the disadvantage. But look at the mess you are in if you pass: you let opps play 2 although we have 22-24 hcp (40%) or you bid 2N (23%) now. Not to mention the 15% who will play 3 in what could well be a 4-3-fit.
March 5, 2017
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