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To my untrained-in-Multi eye, 4 seems like a ‘panic’ bid. UI appears to be oozing all over this hand.
2 hours ago
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I like everything in this subthread :)
3 hours ago
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…unless LHO knows righty's style.

Otherwise you make good points.
3 hours ago
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Partnering me, I don't have the A :)
3 hours ago
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A little leery of doubling a second-seat red 4.
5 hours ago
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Good question. If I've already implied solid-ish diamonds, my vote changes to 5NT.
5 hours ago
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IMO we have to be willing to ‘stand and defend’ against a pair with such a destructive opening, or else they are apt to be pushing us around for the rest of the match. If they make this doubled, that's the price I pay.
5 hours ago
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I can see it all so clearly:

You say “-800”. Your teammates say: ‘-100’. Another Swiss day shot in the $%#@&.
5 hours ago
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2.5 honor tricks and a strong six-bagger? This is weak?
5 hours ago
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Henry, that makes sense… if West is being serious. I've played against many players whose XX could mean anything, including simply being frivolous and hoping to throw a monkey wrench into the auction. Against such shysters, one has to play partner's Pass of the redouble as being ‘let’s defend here', whether it's based on a spade stack/values or simply a hopeless hand.
5 hours ago
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I wouldn't mind stretching to bid 2… but this is probably not my favorite partner's idea of a ‘stretch’.
5 hours ago
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I confess I'm surprised.

Give partner KQJ-seventh and out, a classic preempt, then ask yourself where nine tricks are coming from after a holdup.

Also, if RHO is good enough to duck Kx when dummy has AQJxxxx,….

Way too much has to happen for 3NT to work IMO.
5 hours ago
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No real objection to 3NT, I just prefer hearts with the nice filler.
6 hours ago
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Agree. Double here just shows extras and we have them (barely). Partner can act accordingly.
6 hours ago
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If I jump to 6, does partner know enough to bid 7 with the K?

I have also played against against crafty players whose double of 2 doesn't mean anything. I might regret my jump to 6 if playing against such a player.
6 hours ago
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And here I thought the seeds were 3, 6, and 9……..
6 hours ago
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I understand West's Pass of 2NT without agreeing with it.

East's sequence is showing some serious stuff, and West is looking at some prime cards in East's two suits. 4NT - sorry - seems like a cop-out.

East even gave West one more chance and West wouldn't budge. West owes East a libation of East's choice.
6 hours ago
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Provoke them? How? Why? They've both limited their hands and described. Whatever double is, it isn't this hand.
Nov. 22
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If we restricted the respondents to members at my local club… ')
Nov. 22
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I think I might have opened this 2NT - I'd feel a little better about Passing this now.
Nov. 22
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