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Thank you Kit. Reading all your articles with great interest.

BTW is west holding an opening?
Jan. 25, 2014
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Imagine West S QT9, H Axxxxx, D xx, C Qx, discard Q create an entry for East in J?
Oct. 23, 2013
Arne Jordestedt edited this comment Oct. 23, 2013
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next page, works fine here
June 15, 2013
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Against transfer 1; “transfer against transfer” dbl = t/o of , 1= , 2/ =/ and 1Nt natural sys on, etc
May 4, 2012
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Adam, I played transfer lebensohl, but find it not so superior. When opps open 2 i still play Transfer Lebensohl (rubens.) but not against 2. But this defence is not superior either, thats why they open 2

“…Obvious benefits.
1-P-2-X = takeout OR just clubs…Bid 2NT (1-P-2-X-P-2NT) if you would have preferred a red suit in response to a takeout double.”

The relevance is when pd bid 2N the doubler can bid 3N, indicate hold and no red suits and not minimum T/O.
If responder instead bid 3 (F)bid 3N or 3 depending of style and agreement.
April 23, 2012
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BTW; I find it useful.
April 21, 2012
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Hi. I find at internet and use a defence against weak 2 (I also use it against 1-P-2-?) I don´t remember the source, sorry. But copy here:

1S-P-2S-2NT = both minors, or just diamond (Overcaller will correct 3C to 3D), or just hearts but weak (will correct either minor to 3H)

This part suffers some ambiguity in the 1-2-3 scenario, but that 1-2-3 is often the goal anyway.

1S-P-2S-3C = clubs plus hearts (Michaels style)
1S-P-2S-3D = diamonds plus hearts (Michaels style)

Showing the second suit helps at this level and possibly higher.

1S-P-2S-3H = strong overcall in hearts (like a strong jump overcall)

Obvious benefits.

1S-P-2S-X = takeout OR just clubs

This is really problematic for higher levels, but it at least gets us in there without giving something up but with the gains of the other auctions. Unwinding is simple:

Bid 3D or 3H if you would bid that after a 3C overcall – if partner has the takeout he is pleased.
Bid 3C if you would bid that after a double – if partner has just clubs he is pleased.

Bid 2NT (1S-P-2S-X-P-2NT) if you would have preferred a red suit in response to a takeout double. If partner bids 3C, he has “just clubs.” If partner bids 3D, this is pass-or-correct
April 21, 2012
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“Never” pass a T/O with only Jxx in theirs suit.
April 17, 2012
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No passive lead available.
Lead from Jxxx can seldom gain, mostly lose a trick (or tempo)
April 16, 2012
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Transfer is superior! 2 shows and just competetive+
April 16, 2012
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Against mini-NT; Goal is to focus on your own game bidding, not on collecting penalties. I double to show a strong NT+ 14+. Thinking a double for takeout that happens to show 2+ cards in all suits, rather than as a penalty double.When fit, bid game aggressively.
Versus 10-12 NT is that declaring is much easier when you know that bad splits are unlikely.

March 30, 2012
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Hmm if east passed 6, it must be iviting to 7 in my book.
Feb. 27, 2012
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Perhaps 3 making if 3-1,
Feb. 26, 2012
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Steve. Thanks for two interesting articles. What difference is it between 3 and 3, according to mixed raise?
(1)-1-(Pass)-3 and 3?
Feb. 23, 2012
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And, …..“A game forcing hand but denies controls in the other two unbid suits.” -What about the club void?
Feb. 18, 2012
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Opps make a lot of spades, a fitjump to 4 or if not available lead directing 3

Edit; See the board and 4 give opps option to pealty Dbl
Feb. 17, 2012
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@Sven -I have only my own notes/dokument but in swedish. The orginally article by Jim Gobert, I have scanned in pdf-files coped from IBPM
Feb. 16, 2012
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transfer is superior in this bidding, then you can bid 3C. (2C=Diamonds)
Feb. 16, 2012
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