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ACBL has told me that partner's failure NOT to make a support double does not need an alert because they may have more attractive options available. No double does not deny support.
Oct. 20, 2017
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I agree totally. Opposition is entitled to know the full meaning of the 3 bid. If is was me, with no alert, I would assume it showed clubs.
Oct. 19, 2017
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Right, if spades are 3-3 we are not getting a decent board no matter how we play.
Oct. 19, 2017
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I agree. 6 needs several things to be right. 6 might even survive not finding the queen without a spade lead. Neither slam is good, but 6 is a lot better.
Oct. 19, 2017
Steve Tyer edited this comment Oct. 19, 2017
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I would be VERY glad I still had a wife!!!!!!!!!!
Oct. 17, 2017
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If partner knew what suit trumps should be they should have made some sort of 1-suited call, not 2.
Oct. 17, 2017
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I would never assume partner bid wrong at this stage of the auction, no matter how they acted. An ethical partner, which I always try to have, would realize they made a mistake but pass 2 and be willing to take the blame. By the time they try to dig out and convince me, we will be way too high anyway.
Oct. 17, 2017
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I agree with you Kyle. Barring any mannerisms, 3 has to be some sort of help-suit game try. Extra good hand. Passing will never be an option.
Oct. 17, 2017
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This is the only reasonable explanation. Otherwise South must have played with North before and knows to be wary of the 1 call in this situation.
Oct. 17, 2017
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So Thomas made a little mistake and posted this in the wrong place. Get off of his back and answer the question.
Oct. 17, 2017
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I agree, these are two totally different auctions and Kaustubh's choices should have been offered.
P.S. CAPS are unusual here, but I can live with them.
Oct. 16, 2017
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Has to be a . After partner takes our 5 tricks he may well be endplayed. If declarer has AK of 's and 's a heart shift is needed. If partner has a high spade he will get it.
Oct. 15, 2017
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I think the double of 2 is unusual enough that LHO should be told even if they did not ask. While not quite similar, a number of years ago, before bidding boxes, my LHO opened 1 and pard bid 2's. RHO asked if we played weak two's and I said yes. Should I have said yes, but that was not one?
Oct. 14, 2017
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Great problem Peg. Anything could be right…1, 2,3, 4 or maybe even pass and see what happens. Plenty of time to come in later. Much harder if vulnerable.
Oct. 13, 2017
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I agree. North should realize he has a great hand, especially on the first auction with the big club fit. South deserves a more thoughtful partner.
Oct. 11, 2017
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With no alert the assumption is that declarer has at least 3's. That should be all the opponents are entitled to know.
Oct. 9, 2017
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I agree. If spades were 4-0 we would probably be in 4 doubled considering our limited resources.
Oct. 8, 2017
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I agree, particularly with 4-card raises. Gets us to the proper level quickly and, with the weaker hand, makes it hard for opponents to compete.
Oct. 7, 2017
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Ah, but you are young at heart, where it matters. Keep up the good work Peg.
Oct. 5, 2017
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I agree 100%. If North cannot get this hand to game he should find another game to waste his time with.
Oct. 5, 2017
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