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You never use garbage stayman with only 4-4 i majors?
8 hours ago
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>“how could you transfer to invite.”

He doesnt transfer with invite.
2C stayman followed-up by 3M is nat invite.

I guess with 10-12 1NT-opening,
it gets much more important to land the non-game-going responders in the best contract.
Aug. 12
Stefan Olausson edited this comment Aug. 12
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Thanks @Kit!

Just wondered, what means “2 Non-forcing Stayman” ?
Opener could pass 2 with long clubs?
Or just means that 2 denies GF values?

Also, what's the meaning of 1NT-2,
and 1NT-2 in your structure?
Where is the invitational response with 5-card major?
Aug. 12
Stefan Olausson edited this comment Aug. 12
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Thanks, @Magnus!
That looks like a decent start, though :)
Aug. 11
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Hi @Magnus,

Just curious — do you remember what your responses to 3NT was?

All suit-bids were pass-or-correct?
Or did you have any forcing bid to initiate a possible slam-try vs such monster-distribution?

Could it be any 6-5/5-6 in any suits?
Or did you have some further restrictions on which suits, and what strength?
Aug. 8
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@Georgiana – was just thinking… if you for example travel to the Andromeda galaxy in a fast & comfy space-ship, it's still quite a long trip, and you would of course survive better if you had some crew-members who also knew how to play Bridge.

I have no doubt you would pick up a 6-5 hand at least once every few light-years.
Aug. 5
Stefan Olausson edited this comment Aug. 5
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I'm thinking, it might be a good idea to use it for 6-5 with 6 cards in the higher suit.

The reason:

5-6 (6 in the lower) we can often show pd in a natural system, by opening the lower suit and then bidding the higher suit twice.

But 6-5 is quite harder to get across to pd, since
1) the opening bid is higher and
2) we also need one more bid to show the 6th card.
Aug. 5
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Here, it came up 2 days ago :)

Statistically, it should happen at least once every few light-years.

;)
Aug. 4
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Yes, and it is not only rare….

IMO, it also makes some sense :)

If the next oppo has a good hand with a 6+suit, whatever he does might be risky.
If he bids, he might run into a 6-0 or so trump-break….
If he passes, well, they might of course miss a monster-fit…
Aug. 4
Stefan Olausson edited this comment Aug. 4
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11 card suits never starts with a takeout double, do they?
Aug. 2
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Isn't michaels (by default) forcing and unlimited?
Aug. 2
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“To play” doesn't mean balanced.
But rather spade stop and 10 quick tricks - likely including a solid suit.
Aug. 2
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@Patrick
Hmmm… can you give an example of what it means here?
Do you mean “two places” = 6-5 or 5-4 or 6-4 what?
Aug. 2
Stefan Olausson edited this comment Aug. 2
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Also undiscussed, but good question :)

EDIT: I added option 6
Aug. 2
Stefan Olausson edited this comment Aug. 2
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But pard did not use Michaels, nor unusual 2NT here…
Aug. 2
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Good point.

I agree after the bad club-break, spades might be the best chance.

But if you lead spades immediately to trick 2, what do you do if West wins cheap and continues hearts?

Isn't there a risk that defense establishes 1 heart+3spades+1diam trick when the contract is cold on a friendlier club-break?
July 26
Stefan Olausson edited this comment July 26
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It's MP, and that play might give away an extra minor-trick you shouldn't lose, though…?
July 26
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Just asking… is there any known convention where 6 could be agreeing spades?
July 26
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Thanks, Craig, for a good laugh! :D
July 26
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Thanks, Gil.

Can you just clarify/summarize, how is your pattern suggested here, superior to this one (extracted from wikipedia)?

https://i.imgur.com/EXB6SrL.png
July 25
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