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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, 2018
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Our rule: As long as no suit has been agreed a SINGLE jump to 4N is quantitative.
Nov. 18, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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Tomasz, not for a law-abiding person.
Nov. 17, 2018
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Only Walter the Walrus counts to 4 on this hand.
Nov. 17, 2018
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It should be clear to everybody at the table that S has Qxx(x). No need for attitude or count, W must hope that E has a doubleton plus an entry. Suit preference tells where the entry is.
Nov. 17, 2018
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If they never make a doubled contract, you don‘t double enough. My partner shrughs it off as long as I don‘t overdo it at IMPs. We do have a positive record on part score doubles.
Nov. 17, 2018
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Ray, am I too old to appreciate these kind of „jokes“?
Nov. 17, 2018
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N hand has PASS written all over it, S hand screams „I like to defend“
Nov. 17, 2018
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Can we be serious. I‘ve seen more then enough silly comments like this. (i can only hope it wasn‘t serious)
Nov. 16, 2018
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Agree 100% with all of Patricks comments.
Nov. 16, 2018
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Exactly LoTT tells us not to bid 3 (16 total trumps), BOP tells us to X.
Nov. 16, 2018
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I remember being flagged for not showing all 4 hands in an ATB (I still don‘t understand why), but at least I used the hand diagram.
Anyway I‘d bid 3N as S and 5 as N.
Nov. 16, 2018
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Sorry, I misread the positions. Ncholas below says it correctly.
Nov. 16, 2018
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There is more reason to bid 3 if you frequently raise on 3. If not, I would expect W to bid 3 with 5 and most of the time with a singleton . Now E Knows that we (probably) have an 8crd fit and they a (at most) a 7crd fit, giving 15 total tricks. E has a good hand for defense and should X at MP.
Nov. 15, 2018
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We play transfer advances since about 3 month and will decide on transfers after double and/or suit overcalls somewhen next year. I‘m interested in experience of others of course.
Nov. 7, 2018
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Most of what is written here doesn‘t seem to apply to a penalty X of 1N: http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/your-preferred-defenses-vs-1nt-2-ukecndgcs5/?cj=723955#c723955
Nov. 5, 2018
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Can some of you penalty doublers please define what you mean by penalty double. My definition is „a double to increase the penalty for undertricks expecting that opps cannot make their contract based upon doublers hand alone and/or the bidding so far“
I guess most of the penalty doublers here do not mean that. I am aware of two types of doubles against 1N: 1) hcp, but then the question is how many. 2) tricks, again this is an insufficient defintion. I refuse to call any of those penalty doubles unless you need 7 tricks in your own hand.
Nov. 4, 2018
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A matter of system, not style. Not my choice though, but then I don‘t open 1M with a 5crd M either.
Nov. 4, 2018
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