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Good points but perhaps not entirely “obvious”. Worth a discussion with partner.
Feb. 12
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I agree with both comments.
Feb. 12
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I certainly consdired 2C but under the best of circumstances I could not see how the bidding would proceed in an informative way. 2C-2D-3D-end plays partner on so many layouts. What is he supposed to do with xxxx,xx,x,xxxxx?
Feb. 12
Arthur Wasserman edited this comment Feb. 12
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so you prefer…?
Feb. 3, 2017
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I am with Sreve on this one; I prefer to play in D rather than S or H.
Dec. 22, 2015
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What would give as an example of a 2D or 3D bid?
Dec. 20, 2015
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How about xxx, AJT, KQT9xxx, ––? Is that a 2D or 3D bid? How solid must the D be? I think partner will be in the dark holding Axxx, Kxx, x, AKxxx. Both 3N and 5D might be right.
Dec. 19, 2015
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Sorry to not be specific about the responses. The 2NT was Jacoby (13 +points); the response showed a singleton which was obligatory unless partner held a good 5 card suit which he could bid at the 4 level.
I was wondering about whether people felt the hand was strong enough for any bid other than 4S.
March 6, 2015
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I repeat: I am not sure what the alternative continuations were; I gave the opponents bidding and explanation.
June 12, 2014
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I like that rule and will adopt it. Thanks.
April 28, 2014
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That is what my opponents were playing and I thought that 3C was a misevaluation of the hand.
April 17, 2014
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Great? 5-1-1-4 or 5-1-4-1 has only 11 cards. If opener has 13 cards then AJxxx, x, Axx, AKxx is not enough.
April 16, 2014
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I certainly can see the advantage to bidding 3S-it leave room for exploration-but what would 4S mean? This hand will not make slam opposite any modest opener; AJxxx, x, QJxx, AKQ is about the minimum needed so 3S seems too encouraging to me.
April 16, 2014
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Where are the tricks coming from? The HA has diminished in value after partners 3H call. Holding KQxx, xx, Kxxx, Jxx one might respond 2S to a 1S opener or perhaps stretch to a limit raise; the addition of the HA to the hand is worth only 1 trick so IMHO this has become a sub-minimum hand and should respond 4S denying slam interest.
April 14, 2014
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I think this hand has great slam potential-much better than HCP or losing trick count would indicate. Slam makes opposite a dull minimum AKxx, xxxx, Kx, xxx or even KQxx, Axx, KQx, xxx. I am not sure what the alternative continuations were; I gave the opponents bidding and explanation.
April 14, 2014
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