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If partner can jump in hearts or bid clubs, we might have something so I'm not committing to notrump yet.
July 22
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Well, dummy's first bid suit can't be right, given what it shows… so I'll try the second suit.
July 22
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If knew for certain partner wasn't the type to ‘invent’ jumps into non-suits, I'd raise diamonds. But IMO this type of ‘fudged’ jump-shift is becoming more prevalent.
July 22
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IMO, either 1 or Pass. Anything else seems like a distortion to me.
July 22
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I guess I could hope that the impending uppercut isn't defensively advantageous..
July 22
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I may as well show where my side stuff is, since I'm unwilling to sign off…
July 21
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In one partnership of mine, 2 of opener's minor is natural by an unpassed hand. My admittedly obtuse reasoning would be if it's natural then, it's natural now even if it doesn't make sense.

Perhaps partner was 4=6 in the pointed suits and chose not to open 2.
July 21
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We all know what the answer to that question will be :)
July 21
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Without too much wasted in clubs, there's a chance, yes.
July 21
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I flipped a coin, although I think your logic is sound concerning a heart.
July 21
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Well, in that context I would follow the guidelines :)
July 21
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I ‘know’ 4 is where we belong, but the risk is that partner takes me seriously. Since partner might be stretching, I'll run that risk and bid game.
July 21
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4 might play a trick better… I know, small comfort.

3 ‘undiscussed’? I'm willing to guess what it means :)
July 21
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Perhaps the ‘system weakness’ is being fixed as we speak, and we're being asked how to best cope in that context. IMO it's not my place to criticize methods here.
July 21
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Move the A anywhere else and I might perpetrate a bid at matchpoints. It's just too risky at IMPs IMO.
July 21
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Support doubles are nice, but doesn't it seem counterintuitive here? This hand is about my clubs. It can become about partner's partner's spades if partner rebids them freely.

If 3 implied this hand, I'd do that but since I'm not sure that's how 3 would (should?) be interpreted, I 'll bid what I think I can make - 6.
July 21
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Having declined to open an Acol-ish 3NT, I may as well try 3NT now. Whatever I do, I don't make a bid partner can Pass. I could live with a forcing spade bid.
July 21
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Making a non-space-consuming bid on this hand reminds me of my college hazing days: why am I asking to be smacked in the butt again? If it's not to get into some whacked adolescent fraternity, I swore I'd NEVER ask that question again.
July 21
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Pass = signoff in 1NT
July 21
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3 on this balanced cheese, when both opponents have Passed, is asking for a boot to the noggin IMO.
July 21
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