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Axxx,Axx,xx,KQxx is not even 15 and a decent slam. I assume that 3 was GF, 3 is forward going though, and 4 would be weaker.
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Feb. 14
Yehudit Hasin edited this comment Feb. 14
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Partner likely has 5 or 6 hearts - so he will sit for it. Either partner or opener have a decent+ hand, and I do not have enough values to think defending 1NTx is a good spot for now.

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Feb. 13
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20-5 is not analogous to 15-9: first, 15 will be way more common than 20 and 15-9 will be way more common than 20-5, second, 15-9 has higher trick taking potential than 20-5 in general - so I think it is entirely different.

We play precision and pre alert it as courtesy. At a club level if partner passes 1M I alert that he might be stronger than what is usual for the pass. I don't like saying up to 9 or 8 because it is somewhat misleading - yes partner can have 9, but never with more than 1 card in my major and his 9 would be quacks. So, almost all 9s would respond and many unfitted 8s would - I could of course go into the full explanation, but most opponents would not find that useful (to say the least).
At higher level - regionals, nationals, I do not alert the pass, because we pre alert the precision. In my opinion the stronger possibilities are common sense derivation of the limited opening, so I expect the opponents to be able to figure that out.

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Feb. 8
Yehudit Hasin edited this comment Feb. 9
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Big brother is watching?
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Feb. 8
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It shows singleton in opener's major and 2-3 cards in his minor (if bid). Minimum hand, but not necessarily about point count - misfit, unsuitable for slam. I would guess up to bad 16.

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Feb. 8
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Why would you care who posts most?

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Feb. 8
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I totally agree. I just was not aware of it!

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Feb. 6
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Congrats! I think that really MTG and chess players should be two populations that ACBL needs to make active attempts to recruit.
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Feb. 6
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BBO may be funny in many ways, but they do not deal 2 A, 2 J, and 2 T.
Hand diagram or link to hand viewer would make half of the text unnecessary, and simplify the post greatly.

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Feb. 5
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If I was sure partner means pick a slam out of all 3 strains I would prefer hearts. But partner had 2 opportunities to set or suggest hearts and he did not. So since partner maybe just planning to correct hearts to spades, I would prefer diamonds.
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Feb. 4
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Henrik - no. Enlighten me please!
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Feb. 4
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David, ATB would not answer my question. There was one point of disagreement in our postmortem, wether or not 3H showed diamond tolerance, and I wanted to see if my line of thought was the problem.
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Feb. 4
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If I double now, it means I would like to penalize at least one of their suits. If I pass, my X would be normal balancing - cards. I would like to have 1 or 2 diamonds more for it, but maybe partner has enough spades to pass, or maybe they will chose hearts. In any case I am not worse off than waiting for the balancing position.

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Feb. 3
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No, but I can balance against 2 (X).

Don't see the upside to sticking my head out with 3 or let opponents have a way clearer auction by Xing (not to mention that I am not going to penalize hearts, so I do not have that double). X here would help them, not us.

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Feb. 3
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Jim, I am not commenting here anymore. I got the answer to my question - I did not miss a logical step and did not make a gross mistake. I do not care if you did, that's ok with me - this poll was not about you.
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Feb. 3
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Not only N has a slam drive over 2, S 5 should imo deny 1st or 2nd round control in spades, so max waste is QJ. It's hard to imagine a 2C overcall without decent play for 6.

That said I also think 5 is over-pessimistic. So 90-10.
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Feb. 3
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Probably because one bidding poll would not poll about system context.
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Feb. 3
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“His failure to hear the alert actually resulted in his having the correct information when he chose his call.”
The regulation is to tap the card in ACBL:
“Using bidding boxes, an Alert is made by tapping an Alert card on the table or by tapping the Alert strip on the side of the bid box. In addition, the Alerter must say
”Alert.“ ”
If in a noisy room a player decided to say alert without using the card I believe it is the alerting side problem that an opponent did not hear it.
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Feb. 3
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David - I would not be offended if that was the hand either. The actual heart suit on the other hand….
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Feb. 3
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Peg, I answer to what is my evaluation and think this goes without saying - just like in strong NT context my top is 17. If it happens to be KQ32,KQ2,QJ3,KQ3 - it is still 15-17 1NT opening. I feel that people who intend their questions or answers to be exclusively limited to point counts should post in the intermediate forum - and should use 18-19 in this position.

:)Yu
Feb. 3
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