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Craig Zastera
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But referring to 2 after 1-1-2 as "NMF" emphasizes the fact that it is not necessarily natural. Sure, it would be forcing without "NMF", but it would show a real suit. With "NMF", it can (and often is) be some invitational or better hand with ...
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: Q9743 K82 7 K874
Good hand for special agreements. With none, I guess I just have to bid 2. Agreements I like after 1M-(1NT) are as in Robson's book on competitive bidding: * 2: both majors. At least 5 OM, at least Hx in M. * 2: good raise of partner ...
Mike Ma's bidding problem: 6 9 AQJT864 KT85
Invitational jump to 3 seems best to me. The only thing wrong with this is the playability in s. These invitational jumps are not supposed to have another 4+ card suit. But this hand is clearly not worth a GF opposite a likely misfit. The wrinkle about being able ...
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I don't get the question. If you don't play immediate 2 response as some sort of weak / 2-suiter, then I think OP sequence is NF and shows 5 s and 4-5 s with not more than 9 HCPs. With a stronger hand and same shapes ...
2 Way Checkback Query
Well, 2 was still natural when opening was 1 if playing ordinary NMF, but not with "Checkback Stayman" wherein 2 is always used as the artificial checkback bid regardless of which minor is opened. But when the bidding goes 1-1M-1N, opener always as at least 4 ...
2 Way Checkback Query
Experience suggests it is better to use the 2-2-2N sequence to show specifically *s* rather than "opener's minor." No difference when opening is 1. But after 1-1M-1N, responder can invite with s via 2-2-3, but has no way to bring s into ...
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AQ54 AT7 7 AT854
I probably would have bid 1 the first time. Perhaps the actual auction worked out better as 1 now must suggest only four with long s.
2 Way Checkback Query
It is not necessary to play 2NT as puppet to 3. We play that 2NT directly after opener's rebid is invitational *without support*, while 2NT after the 2-2 relay is invitational with support. The idea of the latter is to suggest responder would prefer ...
Felix Shen's bidding problem: AJ98 K AQ754 T42
I do not belive that in XYZ the 2 artificial GF by responder is primarily asking opener to relay so that responder can describe *his* hand. If responder wanted to do that, he could just have bid 2 relay to 2. Or, if responder has GF strength ...
Felix Shen's bidding problem: AJ98 K AQ754 T42
A 2NT rebid over responder's GF 2 would be terrible. What that call shows, above all else, is a full stopper--exactly what this opener does not have. Now if you wanted to advocate that opener should bid 3 over 2 rather than his actual 3 ...
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