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We play ace-asking (Kickback to be precise) only:
* when a suit had been explicitly agreed upon (no ‘for the last bid suit’)
* when our system overview explicitly states so
* when a good seven-card suit was shown
Nov. 5
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It also depends on how ‘heavy’ 3 will tend to be. Some bid it on any six-loser hand, which can be an unbalanced minimum opening bid. Others will bid it on just short of a solid game force. (I am closer to the latter camp.)
Nov. 5
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Your method featuring 4 a transfer to spades looks quite reasonable. You may combine it with:
* 4 Stayman (not puppet!)
* 4 (‘transfer to their suit’) as 5-5 minors, slam-going
* 4, 5 as transfers to clubs and diamonds
* 4NT as quantitative

Keeping in mind that 3NT unavoidably has an extremely wide range of about 15+ HCP.
Nov. 4
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All players who play attitude for their first priority (as stated on their convention card) play count or suit preference when attitude cannot be of any use.

By the way, I may well ‘fail’ to cover a Jack from QJx even though having a higher honor and wanting to encourage.
Nov. 3
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4: Choice of Games. Yes, I consider 3 forcing.
Nov. 2
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Agree that ‘World Class Players Signal Attitude’ is a simplification for a crisp heading. ‘Most world-class players signal attitude for their first priority signal’, is about warranted from the data. Remember these were culled from convention cards. And most international convention cards want players to list their ‘signals in order of priority’, as the ‘WBF Convention Card’ literally states.
Nov. 2
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I have not seen ‘obvious shift’ mentioned in any of the 48 convention cards.
Nov. 1
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4 would (tend to) show three spades.
Oct. 29
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4/ minors instead of 4NT. This is especially useful in hearts, so that advancer can bid 4 on their seven-card suit.
Oct. 25
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5: asking for spade control. (Assuming 4 shows clubs plus hearts.)
Oct. 22
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3: as we play Good-Bad 2NT, this is somewhat encouraging, not merely contesting the partscore.
Oct. 20
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And prefer the color scheme suggested in the head post. The Dutch digital convention card has just these colors; see example (filled out) at https://rosalind.home.xs4all.nl/bridge/romi/grote%20systeemkaart%20rosalind%20&%20mina.pdf
Oct. 19
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Apparently double is presumed to show spades, which is not obvious and was not stated (as I play, it denies spades and 1 shows four+). If double does not (virtually) guarantee spades, 3 should be Choice of Games.
Oct. 17
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Usually when ‘looking for consensus’ this is not the place to find it, but here it is very close.
Oct. 12
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You are more likely to have a 5-3 heart fit, which you miss after doubling, than to have a 4-4 spade fit (a priori 54% versus 34%)..
Oct. 11
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Partner is supposed to act as if opposite a minimum three-suiter. The lesser balanced hands are 13/14–16. We can occasionally pass out a weak two with up to 12 opposite 12 balanced. We believe this is optimum, the latter term not to be confused with ‘perfect’.
Oct. 11
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2, showing at least five hearts and four spades, both possibly longer. (Te reverse, 54, is usually easy to bid after a 1 overcall.)
Oct. 10
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I play 2NT as 17–20 in either seat. Lesser hands double.
Oct. 10
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Funny, the same ‘Those that have …’ hold for Raptor.
Oct. 10
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I play 2 as either a weak two in diamonds or something very strong, so partner usually responds 2. Other than that, I do not think control responses are a good idea even over an always strong 2, as they tend to cost valuable bidding space. The priority should be allowing opener to show their distribution.
Oct. 9
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