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Forcing non-forcing free bids

I have a pair that decided to play their non-forcing free bids as forcing.

So a hand like  QJT9xxx of hearts and out could bid 2..

1 1 2...    

They play it forcing, so they don't alert it.

1 1 3 is natural and game forcing, the same as if playing non-forcing free bids.

I ruled they had to start alerting this bid since it seemed for a lot of hand types they were just reversing their strong hand and preempts, and that calling the bid forcing did not materially change the nature of the bid.

 

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Alert required - ACBL
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