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Sure are a lot of points in this deck.
Feb. 22
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You'll also be ruffing diamonds with the short trump hand.
Feb. 22
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Is 2 a stronger raise than 3?
Feb. 22
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What kind of hand can East have that can't even dredge up a raise to 2 over 1, but can jump to 4 over 3?
Feb. 22
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Asking for ❤️ stopper.

If partner had a heart stopper, he would have bid 2N over 2.
Feb. 22
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I recognize that hand!
Feb. 21
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It's a question of interpretation.

My interpretation is that 2 established a game force and 3 agreed trumps. Now that I've seen the North hand, I still can't comprehend what North intended with 4.


Or in this case he meant, that's all I have.

So NOT bidding a suit shows a control?
Feb. 20
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Given the 2 card discrepancy and suit quality, I'm tempted to respond initially 2 and hope that 1 of the other players will bid something. Then I can bid 3 thus showing roughly my distribution and points.
Feb. 20
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Or an attempt to find a new partner.
Feb. 20
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Passing is just conceding a good board to the opponents no matter if three diamonds is making or going down.

Eric, you voted to pass 3. Is this contradictory to your post or am I reading it incorrectly?
Feb. 20
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You have 4 tricks assuming a diamond lead. I don't see 4 more given that you'll probably be leading from your hand most of the time.
Feb. 20
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this hand is clearly an opener, but needs to show no encouragement after that

You have no idea how strong partner is. Just bid your hand. 4 shows a source of tricks which you have. After that, let partner drive.
Feb. 20
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You're not alone. Bidding shortness in partner's suit doesn't usually work out well.
Feb. 20
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Against a spade contract?
Feb. 20
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I think the chances of LHO bidding spades are slim and none.
Feb. 20
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Double, followed by 3 over 2M and hope partner can figure it out.
Feb. 20
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Does 2 get passed out?
Feb. 20
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My guess about this auction is that partner's 4♦ gummed up the works.

Partner's 4 bid denied a spade and club control. Gummed up the works is too kind.
Feb. 20
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Picking a favorite bridge writer is similar to me picking my favorite flavor of ice cream - too many choices.
Feb. 20
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Opposite an unpassed partner, I don't like an opening NAMYATS with this hand. Too easy to miss a slam.

Once partner passes, slam is more remote.
Feb. 19
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