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1-1; 3 with 14+5 doesn‘t sound like winning bridge to me.
Dec. 12, 2019
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Frances, I don‘t understand X t/o. The whole idea of the balanced X of 2 is to be able to penalize.
Dec. 11, 2019
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I wouldn‘t X as S and don‘t understand Ns 3 at all.
Dec. 10, 2019
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In my partnership (with a different rebidding structure) it‘s a Q.
Dec. 10, 2019
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For me the bidding would be the same. That is why the 2nd round splinter should be strictly limited and 3 should be bid with a stronger hand. Then I would sign off with your hand (nothing in , only 1 KC), make a non-serious slam try (I prefer 3) with the OP-hand and a serious slam try with A or even Q of in stead of .
Dec. 9, 2019
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2 is not a serious overbid as the hand is worth 12 points (unless you are a walrus).
Dec. 9, 2019
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N should bid 4 in stead of 4. Add the A to S‘s hand and it becomes a monster, to strong for a splinter in my book. S would either bid 3 or after a splinter continue over N‘s sign off.
Dec. 9, 2019
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Ns 1 and 2 are okay, his other bids are very, very bad bridge. 4: 1) after the splinter N is worth 13 points and 2) don‘t cue shortness in pards suit. 4. 4: S signed off, N has an absolute minimum. Worst of all 6: now that S has shown a void, Ns hand shrinks to value of 10.
Now to S: 2 is debatable, but not outright wrong. 4 is only the consequence of 2 assuming that the splinter is a picture bid with a minimum.
Dec. 9, 2019
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Dec. 9, 2019
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Okay I misunderstood. Still same value IMHO: AQJ is worth 6, not 7. AJx plus doubtful Q is 5+1.
Dec. 8, 2019
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Simple arithmetic: Q is 2hcp, a doubtful Q is worth only 1, removing Q removes 1 point. A doubleton is worth 1 point, removing a adds 1 point. Net result is zero.
Dec. 8, 2019
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On average the same playing value I‘d say.
Dec. 7, 2019
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N has the worst possible distribution and a doubtfull Q, of course s/he passes 3.
Dec. 7, 2019
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Personally I would have overcalled 2: good suit, opening values, preempts 1M. What more do you want? The delayed 2 will normally be based upon more s and less hcp‘s. S should be glad that N didn‘t pass 2 and bid 2N over 2.
Dec. 7, 2019
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1-1 (4crd only with less then inv and seldom 3crd )
1N or 2533 or strong (then 2 some s/o or PF)
2
2 3crd
Dec. 7, 2019
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We bid 1-1N;2 with those hands. Responder will not have 4 in unless strong enough to invite with 1-1N;2-2;2-2. After 1-1 we play Zirconia with 1N either 4 in or strong like the Gazzilli 2.
Dec. 7, 2019
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My line is 14+ hcp and 3+ QTs. N has psyched of course but that's okay.
Dec. 5, 2019
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Good enough for 2, but I‘m glad that I can bid 1N (raptor aka polish nt) with my regular partner.
As for your question, in my book X is t/o of as others have mentioned.
Dec. 5, 2019
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Dec. 5, 2019
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Deleted because of misreading the auction.
Dec. 4, 2019
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Dec. 4, 2019
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3 is asking for a penalty double, X is complying.
Dec. 2, 2019
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If openers 1M-range is 11-15 responder needs 12-13 to continue with 2N and a game force needs 14+.
Dec. 2, 2019
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