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Same but A or K in the doubletons
Sept. 4
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I guess it‘s my own fault. I should have written „We play Woolsey against 1N and we are not going to change that. We only play against strong notrumpers, so don‘t worry about penalty doubles. All I need is your advice on strength requirements.“
Sept. 4
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Barry says it all, nothing to add.
Sept. 4
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For free on Dan‘s homepage https://bridgewithdan.com/resources/: „Partnership Bidding at Bridge“ by Robson & Segal. From the BW-shop: „Competitive Bidding in the 21st Century“ by Marshall Miles.
Sept. 4
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In all cases 3rd/4th suit reverse or not is FG and basically a marionette (opener usually bids the next step). The only exception is 1-1;2-2 which can also be bid with 5-4 inv. Doesn‘t apply after 1-opening because we open 2 with a minimum -onesuiter.
Sept. 4
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Carefull reading would have shown me that you don‘t open unbalanced weak hands 1. That makes a difference. My original comment above was aimed at a natural 5crd M system.
Sept. 3
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Reopening is yet another cup of tea.
Sept. 3
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Take 1-1M;2M V the minimum is 10hcp in 4M333, NV it‘s value of 13. Does that change your maximum? If not how do you cope with the enormous range if V? Do you change your requirements for 1M depending upon vulnerability? How about …3M?
Sept. 3
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It‘s not just those (in your case) 2 opening bids, but also the follow-ups after 1 and maybe 1N.
Sept. 3
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I‘m thinking about memory load, not some (silly?!) regulations.
Sept. 3
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Do all of you position-/vulnerability-dependent notrumpers realize that you play 2-4 different systems?
Sept. 3
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You can also play the same defense if you are willing to forget about the penalty X over a WNT.
Sept. 3
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See my comment upthread. I agree with the 2M raise, but prefer to use 4th suit to show the „genuine“ raise and 3M to retain its uncontested meaning. X then tends to be a misfit and can be converted to penalty. The cue is reserved for good suit, no stopper or a hand to strong for 2M.
Sept. 2
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Playing a WNT you always have extras, value of 14-16/17, so 3M should show more then that.
Sept. 2
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QJT high!
Sept. 2
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Raise with 3 or 4 in 4333, bid 4th suit with 4crd support (playing WNT you always have extras either in hcp or in distribution). X has at most doubleton and length in 4th suit as you can trappass with 4 in their suit. (From Robson&Segal „Partnership Bidding at Bridge).
Sept. 2
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Bill, that‘s okay for those who don‘t play NFB.
Sept. 1
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3
Sept. 1
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4 doesn‘t exist in our book. 3 is available for a strong 6-5 (if weak I‘d open 1).
Sept. 1
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I‘d rather open the hand 1 then 3. IMO with 2QT the hand has to much defense for 3. We would open 2, which contains an intermediate 2 and any strong 2-suiter.
Sept. 1
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