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@Michal

BTW - can you tell me any methods or conventions which are not “home-cooked”? ;)

And if not “home-cooked” - what are they then? ;)
Jan. 4
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@Michal.

I wrote “my good experience” playing this way - not anything about “enjoy playing it”. Just to be precise.

And as I have written a few times before “Take it or leave it”.

I do not have the energy or time to argue for what I think is a good method. I got a lot of life beside bridge.

The readers can think for themselves and pick it up or not. I shall not and will not convince anybody - unlike some other contributors who can go on and on and on… to get the last writing!

Happy New Year to all readers and contributors - even the always writing and having an opinion contributors! ;);)
Jan. 4
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@Andrew

I will never bid anything but pass with your examples.

And how do you know what partner has in clubs when he opens 1NT?
Jan. 3
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@Andrew

I do not understand your point.
Jan. 3
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@Michal

That`s your problem not my problem.

I just tell my good experience playing this way. Take it or leave it!
Jan. 3
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Probably!
Jan. 3
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Pass - what else?
Jan. 3
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With 3442 or 4342 and 15-17 and clubs are xx - then I open 1D which in our system promise at least four diamonds.

And this treatment I can recommend. You are sure to find your fit which is not possible if partner has a balanced hand with 0-7p and has to pass your 1NT opening.
Jan. 3
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Spade to Ace and then diamond from table.
Dec. 30, 2017
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Doesn`t bridge favor finding slams to games? ;)

And with your example next bid will probably be 4S.
Dec. 22, 2017
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@Ray!

No - cause E probably has made another bid than pass when he has at least 3-4 card support for partner! We do not know vulnerability.

But if E pass then I bid 3D and next round I bid my spades. Then I have shown at least 5-6 in spades and diamonds. IMO best way to bid with partner is to show what you got. Do not try to mastermind the bidding.
Dec. 21, 2017
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Well - thats our agreement. IMO it is not an innovation just a matter of agreement - good or bad.
Dec. 21, 2017
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Very simple - bid your longest suit first and next time your second suit. Partner will not pass your 3D which is forcing for one round.
Dec. 21, 2017
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My partner and I bid the hands this way according to our agreements. Openers (N here) doublejump is always a splint with support to responders suit. It is never a honorcue. I can recommend this agreement.
Dec. 21, 2017
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D - 3D (positiv min.9hp)
4H(splint) - 4S(cue)
4NT(RKC) - 5D(1 ace)
5NT (we have all aces and DQ - asking for extras) - 7D
Pass

The keybid is 4H showing 0-1 hearts. After partners positiv respons 3D (we play Lebensohl)
N will play at least 6D.
Dec. 21, 2017
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Then we have 3 fits - all with 7 trumps! :)
Dec. 20, 2017
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I am comfortable!

When partner has not opened 2S we know there will be a fit somewhere.
Dec. 20, 2017
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P - 1D
1S - 2H
4H - P

When openers reverse is under partners response it shows min. 17p and max. 5 losers- not GF but forcing for one round.
Dec. 20, 2017
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@Roland!

Do you really think it is possible to predict sufficient proofs?

It all depends on the circumstances like in all trials in a court. Some times one proof is enough somes times 42 or 117.

Come on - do not pretend you do not know this! You are for sure not that ignorant.:)
Dec. 18, 2017
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@ Louis!

Yes - but He knew nothing about bridge!
Dec. 18, 2017
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