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Jim, I‘m not Kit of course. I think what Kit means, is that captaincy is unclear after a standard 1grape opening. I firmly believe that a strong 2-opener should be captain.
Jan. 5
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The way we play 3 is pass only with minimum and misfit.
Jan. 4
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X for blood.
Jan. 4
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Not 10 points, 10hcp. That is a difference you know.
Jan. 3
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Of course it does otherwise I would say 10-12 hcp.
Jan. 2
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Point ≠ hcp.
Jan. 1
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E balanced at his own risk. Would s/he bid differently if N added „sometimes pard bids 3 with Kzth plus an outside A“ If not (which I strongly suspect) no need to even call the TD, let alone appealing.
Jan. 1
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I play 1M-2 FG, balanced or with 2 min (11-13), then
2 balanced, 3N, 4M to play, 2 5-4OM, all others 5+ natural in principle.
All other rebids by opener show max (14-18): 2 4OM, 2 4, 3NS 5-5, 3M playable opposite small stiff, 2N rest.
We may adopt a relay structure here and after 1-1M;2 (19+ any) hence my article http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/slam-bidding-in-a-relay-system/
Jan. 1
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My answer for the penalty fraction: X of 2 is assumed to be balanced, according to LoTT penalty X of 3M needs 3.
Dec. 31, 2019
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Ian, then in your system I WOULD open 1N. Pass is out of the question. Even in good old KSU with its sound m-opening bids I would open 1 and rebid 2 over 1.
Dec. 31, 2019
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IMHO not after pard doubled 2.
Dec. 31, 2019
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I don‘t need ELC because I use Raptor so have abstained. Were I to play ELC 4OM-5 over 1M.
Dec. 31, 2019
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„partner’s hand is boxed into a 3 point range„ is for walruses. Playing serious/non-serious is about suitable for slam or not. Having said that, I agree with John‘s first sentence.
Dec. 31, 2019
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I played 1M 8-13, 1N 10-12 and 1 14+ with 5+M, 16+ otherwise. 1 as catchall and 2 with 5-4M were the problem openings. 1M/N big winners and 1 was not more of a problem then 16+.
Dec. 30, 2019
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X of 3 doesn‘t show a -suit, but is a penalty X nevertheless.
Dec. 30, 2019
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Do you double 1 with a decent 6crd in a 3316-distribution?
Dec. 30, 2019
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Robert, how about forbidding all passes for the same reason.
Dec. 30, 2019
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Kit, I bow to your judgement and experience, but I‘d rather open 1N then 2 (until today?).
Dec. 29, 2019
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I pass regardless. I‘m more concerned about pards 2 then about opps 1. We play Raptor, so pard will have 6 most of the time.
Dec. 29, 2019
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We don‘t open 2 with 4crd M. 1-1M;2 is 5-4OM and minimum.
Dec. 29, 2019
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