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Craig Zastera
Craig Zastera
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June 28, 2012
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United States of America

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Yes, I know there is a check box on the ACBL convention card that says "minimum off-shape take-out doubles." I'm presuming that our partnership does not check that box.
(1!D) precision can be 2+, 3!D and 3NT overcall
2 is natural, values & suit for a 2 level overcall. 2 is limited Michaels (Majors) 3 is both majors, very strong Double is TO of s (could be a very strong 1 suiter)
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Patrick, Perhaps you should take a poll: You are VUL, They are NOT LHO opens 1 in 1st chair and partner DOUBLES What is the probability that partner holds 4 or more s ?? I am quite confident that the answer will be above 50%, justifying "usually."
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The point I am trying to make is that the strength range shown by advancer's jump to 2 should be the same regardless of whether advancer has a 4 card suit or a 5 card one. I play that this range is "9-11". Now it is certainly ...
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John, The problem I see with your argument is that when advancer has a 4 card major, *usually* partner (the TO doubler) has 4 card support. When advancer declines to express the full value of his hand for fear that the "fit" is only 4-3, good games can be missed ...
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: --- AKJT943 T874 QJ
Hand could be similar but with :AKQ and :A or :AKQJ, etc. It is hard for me to imagine what hand type responder can have for 5 other than something along these lines. A void seems all but certain, else he could just ask for ...
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: --- AKJT943 T874 QJ
What would your call be if your partner opened 4 and you held: : QJT9xxxxx : void : AK : AK ?
Follow ups to 2NT overcall of weak 2
Michael, I don't consider this a form of Puppet Stayman. The main goal was to be able to (a) allow overcaller to show 5 cards in either major and (b) allow advancer to be able to show 5=4 or 4=5 majors and (c) find all routine 4 ...
Follow ups to 2NT overcall of weak 2
Here's a way to handle advancer's 4=5 and 5=4 majors, find 4=4 major suit fits, and discover if overcaller has a 5 card major: After (2)-2N-(P) advancer's 3 inquires about majors. Overcaller replies: 3N: shows 5 s then, 4 ...
Rate North's bidding
Further, a pair that uses 2NT as their strong passed hand major suit raise opposite a 3rd chair opener is most likely *not* a pair that frequently opens very light 1M in 3rd seat. A frequent very light opening pair would surely play 2 "Drury" in order to discover ...
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