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Double, and correct 2 to 2. Even though I play 2 as not forcing, I like to see a better suit for it. Pass with two quick tricks is not my cup of tea.
Aug. 13
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I play this and similar sequences as forcing to game. For one thing, such hands have a much higher frequency than invites.

Over 1/ opening bids a direct 3 is a ‘heavy’ invitation, not forcing. Over 1, however, 3 is needed as a splinter, if you play simple splinters. Therefore, we include the (somewhat rare) invitational spade hand in our forcing 1NT, so that a sequence like 1-1NT-2//-3 shows it.

We play 1//-2 as a weak jump shift.
Aug. 13
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Eleven-card suits occur once in 2.746.693 hands (I almost wrote once in ‘every’ 2.746.693 hands.) Even if you play a hundred deals a week, that is less than once in more than five hundred years.
Aug. 13
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As we are not vulnerable, 3NT down 50 or 100 may be a decent result if 3 makes.
Aug. 13
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Does 3 promise a four-card major or deny one?
Aug. 12
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Doubling 1, rather than 1NT later, has the advantage that, should partner have a bust, you can get out in any of three suits at the one level.
Aug. 12
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In the Netherlands, such a 1 opening bid would require an alert, but not a pre-alert. That is, however, largely irrelevant to the case in question: how EW get into the auction.
Aug. 12
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1NT. Opponents will have few clubs between them and will find a decent run-out, which will also make a good lead – for them.

This hand is not too strong for a natural 1NT overcall, but I play Raptor, so would have doubled.
Aug. 11
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2NT if natural, else via 2.
Aug. 10
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3: happy to play that not forcing.
Aug. 10
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Double: negative, short in hearts or any very strong hand. Next round I will probably bid 4, unless that turns out to be opener’s suit.

I play Multi 2 myself and so do most opponents where I play.
Aug. 9
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So I presume.
Aug. 9
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1.
Aug. 9
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Double, negative. But I would not have passed initially.
Aug. 8
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2NT: limit raise (or better if unpassed).
Aug. 8
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Took the words right out of my, eh, keyboard.
Aug. 8
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2NT: weak (5–10 HCP) with 5-5+ minors. One weak minor, such as here, is no problem, especially not vulnerable. Though apparently easy to defend against, this is in my experience a very much scoring opening bid.
Aug. 7
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I presume I have some way of showing five clubs after 3.
Aug. 6
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I play Gazzilli after 1/-1NT only.

It is possible to play Gazzilli after 1-1, but it cannot or should not be analogous to the above, since 1-1 (with 1 natural) is unlimited and a spade suit is known.

I do not play Gazzilli after 1/1 openings and I doubt whether it would be a good idea.
Aug. 5
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Yes, I would bid 1 over 1, but this is not similar.
Aug. 2
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