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All comments by Rosalind Hengeveld
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My vote reflects what I would do. My comment, if any, would reflect my tendencies. Here poster asks me to vote about tendencies, the example not withstanding.
Aug. 25
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No, it polls tendency.
Aug. 24
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I support on three for lack of a satisfactory alternative, as on
432 32 KQ432 AQ2.
Here, 2 is quite satisfactory. (I prefer to play Transfer-Walsh, though, which eliminates the case.)
Aug. 24
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What is the the 5 MWP rule?
Aug. 23
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4. Do not bid three of a minor if you do not want me to support with prime support.
Aug. 21
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In combination with 2 Multi, opening bids of 2/ are usually not weak twos but mean something different.
Aug. 20
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As I (and many) play over the weak notrump, an immediate 3/ (or 2/) is to play and can work preemptively. Invites with a long minor (or major) go through 2 as invitational Stayman, followed by 3/. 1NT-2 is game-forcing Stayman.
Aug. 19
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We already have such a ‘bastard child’: Patton.
Aug. 19
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Invitational minor suit hands occur more frequently over a weak notrump than over a strong one. Reasons are (at least) twofold:

1. Weak, especially mini notrumps usually have a wider range: 9–12 as I play, 10–13 as many play.

2. An invitational minor suit hand opposite a weak notrump will have side strength. That makes it less necessary that the suit be solid between the hands.
Aug. 19
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From experience I agree with the low frequency (while my system has bids for these hands).
Aug. 19
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Some days I hate having gotten out of bed.
Aug. 18
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A Mixed Raise is one trick weaker than a Limit Raise. Any raise of an overcall – which, as I play, does not promise opening bid values – is one trick stronger than a similar raise of an opening bid. So, if this hand would be a Mixed Raise of a 1 opening bid, it is now a preemptive raise.
Aug. 18
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True in an all-expert field. In more mixed fields, however, we need to set 6NT.
Aug. 17
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It helps as cross-imps neither has a datum nor needs one.

(For those who are unfamiliar with cross-imps:) You compare your raw score on a board with that of every other pair that played in the other direction, and convert the difference to imps, much as if playing teams. You average all those imp scores on the board. That is your cross-imp score on the board. No ‘datum’ needed.

Cross-imps is basically simple and straightforward, but it is tedious to compute by hand. That is why butler scoring was invented, which is basically a rough approximation but is easier to compute by hand. With the advent of widespread computing power, butler really has no right of existence any more.
Aug. 17
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Forget datum, switch to cross-imps.
Aug. 17
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For any good partnership, ‘12–14’ includes a good 11 or a bad 15. No need to mark that. Just bridge.
Aug. 17
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1. The upper limit for this bid is higher than last century. 2 shows five.
Aug. 16
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4. Tempting to bid 5, but partner may be strong and both 5 and 4 may be down.
Aug. 16
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Over a 2 opening bid that is always strong, I prefer to let opener tell me what they bid it on, rather than trying to tell my own limited values. Therefore: 2. A 2NT response on a balanced hand just works auto-preemptively and is a strong contender for top worst bid in bridge.
Aug. 16
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Is 2 as ‘NMF’ forcing to game? (I presume it is.)
Aug. 15
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