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Lynn Johannesen
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San Francisco Bay Area resident. Retired writer/editor.

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Forcing or Non-forcing Two-level bids after an Overall?
Gombo, does advancer jump to the three level on, say, K10xxx? No thanks. It may be true that problems for your method occur less frequently than hands on which you need to bid a new suit without forcing, at least over 1-level overcalls. Over 2-level overcalls, I think you are ...
Forcing or Non-forcing Two-level bids after an Overall?
We also play new suits forcing over 2-level overcalls, but nonforcing over 1-level overcalls. The reason is that overcaller may have a shaky suit at the one level, but his suit will always be playable if he overcalls at the two level. Thus, our new suits over 1-level overcalls may ...
Minorwood or Redwood?
Rainer, most of us who play Kickback (which amounts to Redwood for minor suits) play that 4NT means whatever a bid in the Kickback suit would have meant. If you have a splinter in diamonds when clubs are trump, you bid 4NT. There is minimal loss of space, since the ...
Odds of number in a suit when pard opens a short club
Our experience playing a 2+ 1 opening in a weak NT environment accords with Randy's. When we have a distributional hand, we try hard to bid our shape in a competitive auction. When that hasn't been possible, our agreement is that responder should assume opener has the ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: --- AJT964 T853 765
It's not clear whether to bid, but once you decide to do it, 4NT seems superior to 5, if your agreements allow it. Our agreement is that 4NT is *never* RKC if the opponents have preempted to 4M. Surely in a Precision context, partner's clubs could be ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: AKQT875 --- AKJ985 ---
A famous expert once said to my first husband, "If all you need from partner is the right queen to make a slam, just bid it. You'll never get partner to cooperate on the perfect Yarborough." That advice seems to apply pretty well to this hand, and I'm ...
Protection after a weak 1NT
In practice, I wouldn't double here because we play it shows a different--and better--hand. If your agreement is really takeout, however, then I'd probably do it at matchpoints. It would depend on my mood. I'm assuming that a takeout double means just that--partner will only pass with ...
12-14 nt, rebid with 15-17
Dale and I (and Ed Manfield and I before that) played what Dave describes for many years. It works reasonably well, but we eventually decided we didn't want to have two 2/1 structures, one for 1 openings and another for all other openings.
12-14 nt, rebid with 15-17
In fact, this particular problem is why we switched to opening 1 on all balanced hands without a 5-card major and out of range for 1NT. It works *much* better with transfer responses to 1, though. We simply don't play in GCC events any longer (not that ...
Your Path to Success
We would choose between opening 3NT (which shows about this strength with a long solid suit) or opening 1 and rebidding 3 forcing. We don't use standard methods, obviously.

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