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If partner doubled, I'd bid 3. If partner passes, I'd bid 3, though I'd consider double strongly as well (and might convince myself to actually do so at the table, except my offence/defence ratio is strongly weighted toward offence). Both are primarily stopper asks. In the case where partner doubled, I could have a lot more variety as to hand types, which I would clarify later in the bidding.
June 28, 2019
Chris Gibson edited this comment June 28, 2019
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I think you mean 37.5% to make.
June 28, 2019
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You are just wrong. Especially in your belief that the 22 HCP hand you posted as being something that people will not show using a 22-24 NT.
June 28, 2019
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Since you can only post one bidding poll every 90 minutes, I understand putting them in one article.
June 27, 2019
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Jeff, of course it matters.
June 26, 2019
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What is their standard lead? Is it 3/low? 3/5th? 4th best?
June 26, 2019
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what are their lead and carding agreements?
June 26, 2019
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1-2 (GF with 5+);
2 (relay with diamond fit) - 2 (6+ diamonds, 4 card 2nd suit);
2N(ask)-3 (2nd suit is spades);
4 (unlikely to have enough for slam as a passed hand)

As an unpassed hand, bump every bid after 2 up a step (we use an extra value showing step in those auctions for 13+ HCP or 5+ controls) and I'd also ask for shortness since KQxx Ax Qxxxxx x would still be possible.
June 26, 2019
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The king of diamonds is deceptive. By the time we trump in with our natural trump trick on the 3rd round of hearts, all the clubs can be gone. On the other hand, a club void is also possible. I want to take a look at the dummy to figure out the cash-out.
June 26, 2019
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my simple rules: Opponents have either directly or inferentially bid and raised a suit (ie, maybe a take-out double and bid vs bid and raise), and partner has squeaked during the auction.
June 24, 2019
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Over suction, X = GF, turns on penalty doubles. Pass then double is take-out, less than GF values. regular leb applies, (2N-3C-3N assumes the single suiter, no stayman bid)

Here, 3 should be ok as natural and forcing. North committed a crime by not raising with that slam-suitable max.
June 24, 2019
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usually those go in gradually so as not to take away things.
June 21, 2019
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Bob - I'm imagining that your definition of sophisticated pairs is influenced by whether they play Gazzilli or not:).

Yesterday I told a conspiracy-theorist friend that I would consider his view that we have not landed on the moon seriously if he had supporters of the theory that weren't nuts. I also told him that I would consider anyone who supported the theory nuts. Win/win.
June 19, 2019
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Timo - for the record, I was trying to get into the mind of partner, not saying that these were my preferred methods. My own meta-rule in partnerships is that we don't offer new suits at the 4 level in uncontested auctions, so the 4 would clearly be a cue, but that was undiscussed here.
June 19, 2019
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Why would partner think 4 is something other than an offer to play?
June 19, 2019
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Its a 30 point slam with no singleton/voids in either hand. I would not be disappointed to miss this slam.
June 18, 2019
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Craig - I'd revisit your assumption about the honor being devalued. At the time of the initial bid, there was no reason, and once that die is cast, you really need to follow through with the 3 card balanced LR description or partner will never play you for a 3 card raise, so there would be pressure to bid 3 even with a club honor.
June 18, 2019
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Read the description - this is how we show a balanced limit raise, so partner can't have a singleton.
June 18, 2019
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Yu - The bidding continues with 4/4. If I bid 4 over 4, its not clear that I am doing anything other than taking a reluctant preference. Basically, I'm going to need to call 5 next time to show my good heart support no matter what partner does, or it will be potentially confusing to partner. That was my consideration at the table.

With that, I thought the splinter to be a more descriptive call - four trumps, two useful cards, and a singleton diamond. Whatcha think partner? That being said, I was not sure about the best plan, which is why I posted this.
June 18, 2019
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I wasn't opener, so I can't answer that.
June 18, 2019
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