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Because unfortunately neither N nor S could see preempters hand before making the decision.
Aug. 17
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Now let mt tell you s out the happy end. I got a lead to K and A, whereupon I continued with 2 rounds of , both ducked. Then I rattled of my , played a to J and A. Opps managed to crash their honours and my K made the 9th trick. With Q onsite, 5d is par, but no one played there. The final outcome doesn‘t make the bidding any better of course.
Aug. 17
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Other, 4, not 3 OR 4.
Aug. 16
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I‘m not like everybody else (The Kinks, 1966).
Aug. 16
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Richards statistics are not based on hands that only he played. They are interesting and show that the axion 12+12 is game (and 13+11 is not) is just another fairy tale. The difference between 12+12 and 16+8 is 0.05 tricks. Hard to believe but even compared to 20+4 the difference is only 0.24.
Aug. 16
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Great Kit, I‘m going to write that on the cover page of our system book.
Aug. 16
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I‘m with Kieran, 2N is high risk, low profit. Apart from going -1 in 2N, there are those cases where the majoritay plays 2N-1 and I play 3N-1, simply because opps are satisfied that we don‘t make our game.
Aug. 16
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Can‘t we have 5 invitational bids? 7,5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5:-)
Aug. 16
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3, the A which could be in Ws possession for all pard knows is either an entry for my or a second chance to lead a .
Aug. 14
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I had a similar situation and did bid 3N. LHO didn‘t lead a from his broken suit and I had an easy go for 9 tricks. He was fuming, bellowing „how can you bid 3N without a decent stopper“. I just replied „I‘d rather be down in 3N then in 4!“.
Aug. 14
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No, but 4 is the winner. We would have won the club tournament had we played 4.
Aug. 14
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That is exactly what happened, I had :AQxxx, :Axx, :xxx, :QT. We lost both black Ks plus A.
Aug. 14
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Aug. 14
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I guess best use for 4 is RKCB. Without agreement I would take it to be natural (my original vote). Since the question is what it SHOULD be, I changed my vote.
Aug. 13
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Frances, am I right that transfers start at 4? I like the idea, but would expect that 1m-(3)-3 and 1-(3)-3M are natural.
Aug. 13
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We play strictly MAFIA, 1 would be negative anyway.
Aug. 13
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My partner must have considered the hand to strong for 2. After taking a closer look, I agree with you.
Aug. 13
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Aug. 13
ATB
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Of course W should make a responsive X, but then what? I don‘t think the result would be diferent.
Aug. 11
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Agree with distributional aspects. As for strength, upper limit for my Raptor is the minimum for a power double, making the range around 10-16.
Aug. 11
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I would X with 41(53) unless the 5crd is good and the 3crd is xxx and bid 1N with other 4-5m. To me the main reason for playing Raptor is to have more chances to enter 5he bidding.
Aug. 11
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Aug. 11
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IMO standard is 1N showing values. Playing 1N as weak without a 4crd that can be bid on 1-level is a possible agreement. It is especially usefull in combination with Raptor where you have to X with 15/16+ balanced.
Aug. 11
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