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Depending upon your definition of a penalty double
1) I tend to agree and
2) that may not solve the problem
April 8
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I don‘t reveal the precence of the K because I always have a plan including what to do after a losing or a winning finesse. Only if something really unexpeted happens I need some time. Trying to mislead your opponents by variations in tempo is disgusting aka coffee-housing, but unfortunately there isn‘t much you can do about it.
April 7
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This is one of those borderline decisions depending upon opening bid style. Assuming a „normal“ opening of 12+, I count 12 dummy points and force to game. In my partnership I‘d invite as W because we open light and would not accept the invite as E.
April 7
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There is a majority for 3 forcing, but also for 4 after 3-4 as a Q. Strange!
April 5
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Pass, likely opener has a balanced 18-19. pard didn‘t bid so must have s and/or nothing at all.
April 3
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FitNonJump for me, but with values not shortness. Is that conventional?
April 3
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Deleted, I too am tired, Mike has got it right.
March 31
Ronald Kalf edited this comment March 31
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This used to be a Bridge forum
March 31
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Down 3 if the squeeze doesn‘t materialize, but what can a poor boy do, except to play for the squeeze (or sing in a rock ´n roll band)
March 31
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Carefull reading shows that your 1 is legal.
„Natural 1NT opening bids must show 9+ HCP“ +
„Any distribution that satisfies the requirements for a natural 1NT opening“
March 31
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4 is okay, I‘d expect 8 playing tricks and to much defence for 4. 4N is an acceptable gamble that might work, 5 is the scientific aproach.
BTW, I prefer to bid 1 then 4 even if playing Namyats, the latter differentiating between a „normal“ and a „trash“ 4M.
March 31
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„Before reading the book I would have led the ♥ jack without even thinking.“ Really? I‘m surprised.
March 29
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Pray tell the meaning if X!
March 28
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Wayne, do I understand correctly: because W almost passed 3, we now offer the choice between 4 in a 4-3(2)-fit or 5 in a 6-1-fit?
March 27
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I can hardly imagine E bidding 4 without the UI. Correct to 3N=.
March 26
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In my system it is part of Garbage Stayman: planning to pass 2 or 2. Opener should pass with 3, bid 3 with 2425 otherwise 2N. Over 2N responder bids 3 with 1444 or 3 with 5.
March 25
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John, I don‘t agree. Bidding a new suit would have been a Q, not a bid to prepare for an unexpected sac.
March 25
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Exactly! Your first sentence is our rule.
March 22
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1N here does not promise a stopper for us, which we of course alert.
March 21
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Any deviation from normal tempo with the purpose of misleading is unethical. If you want to play poker go ahead, but do it at the poker table.
March 21
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