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yes. We are talking at the point South bids 2.
After 2, south has 3 0-3, 4+.
15 hours ago
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We would bid 3 with these 4 hands. 2 does not contain all balanced hands.
23 hours ago
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Richard is right. 3 would not be the normal length but is possible with 3433.
Oct. 17
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“After 1M, methods that include partner making a GF 2/1 with four trumps need revision.”
As long as you can 100% assure 4-card support with a latter bid is ok. or if your gonna go completely relay and take over.
But this, I was too good to support you immediately just doesn't work if you can't show 4 later.
Oct. 15
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You didn't say if this imps/mp
MP take 6= or 6+1
Oct. 15
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If X was alertable (which I don't know you regs, but sounds unexpected) then you have to alert 3. It is not relevant whether you asked or were given info about 3.
Oct. 14
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I can remember boards being taken away for late play or no play when I first started. Haven't seen in last 20 years any late boards. Have had whole rounds taken away.
Oct. 13
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I don't get it. Sure 4 might make.
But 4 could be better.
There may be no making game.
We are unlikely to be outbid, unless partner very weak.
Why not just open 1 and see?
Oct. 13
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“I also suggest counting cards 3-3-3-4. That's the fastest way for me.” for you!
Even if it saves time, it would be a few seconds. It doesn't matter.
There are people who discuss a hand (or results if possible) after a round has been called. That is the type of thing that is a big time waster at tournaments and especially at clubs.
Oct. 13
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Ian said.. “Couldn't disagree more; each of these actions takes a few seconds, ok so they add up but…
…we are talking about players tanking for minutes at a time.” I agree.
I had an opponent think for 8 minutes on a play that had no meaning and he should of known this. On next hand he chastised my partner for writing the bid down on scoresheet before leading. Something my partner always do as PART of their time to think about the lead.

I think I could have got off with justifiable homicide?!
Oct. 12
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Handling the full range of NT in a strong club system with Kokish 2 relay is fairly easy. With interference more of a problem. Hopefully, can penalty double some interference if strong.
Oct. 12
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South doesn't have enough to double and bid (not to mention how many hearts is partner going to bid?). So if there are limitations it's time to throw them out and be super-max.

(edit) yes after I reread Adam's post and he is actually advocating bidding but he didn't say what. So assumed and put words in his mouth.
Oct. 10
Steven Mcgrahan edited this comment Oct. 11
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2 Michaels is presumably NF. So need 3 for bigger hands if you intend to include big hands in Michaels.
But 2 is a simple countermeasure.
Oct. 10
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A heart void, 4 good spades and have passed once already. Do you even need 9 other cards to double? Legally I suppose but other that what does partner expect for a X?
edit (they were posted simultaneously)
Oct. 10
Steven Mcgrahan edited this comment Oct. 10
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I don't see why it matters if you expect a psyche. A psyche is rare so even if you think it possible you still have to make the normal bid which in this case is forcing.
By the time you KNOW partner has psyched you can no longer act.
Oct. 10
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Why is North pulling on any hand? South made a slam try surely 4N will have some play. NS outthought themselves.
Oct. 10
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Interesting. Even with such perfect hands playing from North side you lose the first 3 tricks.
I think the preempt worked this time. You bid on either of these hands, partner will have 1 less working card and you will have no play for game.

(edit) yes, dd only lose 2 tricks. But at the table will be 50% so the point is still valid.
Oct. 8
Steven Mcgrahan edited this comment Oct. 8
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if anything was a quick pass.
Oct. 8
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“repeated deviations from partnership agreements”
Is somewhere between 2 and 4 times in 2 years repeated. I suppose, if repeated is defined as more than once!?
Oct. 8
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If the defendants are being truthful, 4 psyches of openings in 2 years of steady play is pretty minor.
India case law must be if you psyche at all you have to inform opponents that every opening could be a psyche!? Is this all the facts?!

Didn't the opponents see NV vs Vul 3rd seat. Even a beginner is going to expect a light opening.
They are trying for national team and they didn't consider that 3rd seat NV could be a psyche?!
Oct. 6
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