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Yeah, that was careless. Many apologies. I guess I start 2!NT or whatever our forcing raise is.
Sept. 22
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Given that dummy is short in hearts, I'm willing to wait for the K. It's possible a diamond trick isn't going anywhere.
Sept. 22
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Partner whacked this, and I'm looking at these jewels? I can't Pass fast enough.
Sept. 22
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Respectfully, I don't get Passing at all, especially at form of scoring.
Sept. 22
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Abstained, but it's clear to Pass now IMO
Sept. 22
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I followed the link - sometimes preempts get you. Partner would bid the same way without the A. Partner's hand is heavy for 2, but moving with the companion hand is simply a shot in the dark.
Sept. 21
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1-5

If partner shows ‘1’, 6 asking about clubs. Partner will bid 6 with xxx/xxxx. Over anything else (showing Q or xx/better by steps) we're in 7.

If partner has xxxxx? Oh well - maybe partner will treat that as equivalent to the Q.
Sept. 21
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When I played KS in my college days, some happy-go-lucky would always transfer with with hands like the above after I opened a 12-14 1NT. The results were spectacular, but not all were pleasant.

In modern times, when 1NT openings can contain a stiff spade honor, bidding on here is beyond unthinkable.
Sept. 21
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I agree with previous comments about rebidding 3 instead of 3. 3 shows extras but that one teeny bid it gobbled up may have pushed us past our best spot.

I like a style where one can bid 4 ‘pick-a-game’ here (as Marshall L. hypothesizes) but if that wasn't a systemic option, I guess one just bids 4 and shrugs.
Sept. 21
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What would a 3 raise look like for you?
Sept. 20
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It would be nice if such methods were in the description.
Sept. 20
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I threw an undiscussed bid in the middle of a delicate auction? Since I cannot turn the cube to ‘8’, I may as well bid what's in front of my nose.
Sept. 20
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Wanted to abstain, but (to me anyway) it's so clear to bid 6 now that I may as well answer the question.
Sept. 20
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65 is indeed great.

When a fit exists.
Sept. 20
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If that's the case, I think we have to go with 5 to eliminate double-game-swing scenarios.
Sept. 19
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Tempted to force with 2, but will hope I get another bite at the apple with 2.
Sept. 19
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Ugh. My mentor will be most displeased with my choice to bid.
Sept. 19
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I never - and I mean NEVER - guess correctly when I'm asked to decipher the impossible. I'm going to guess that partner has a vast amount of soft crap and five broken spades and Pass.
Sept. 19
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I confess to being shocked at the vote for the non-forcing 3. Given that we didn't jump in notrump, I think a cuebid followed by 3NT shows something like this (granted, maybe a little stronger, but three spade stops aren't bad either).
Sept. 19
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Fair enough, but respectfully I disagree about the heart support.
Sept. 19
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