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♠JT987 ♥AKJ2 ♦J7 ♣A9 in declarer's hand is not consistent with their bidding.
If you want to play quickly on trump lead, think it over in the previous trick.
Jan. 30
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Jan. 30
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Eric Rodwell (the inventor) thinks that it is useful to treat 3-cards raise and 4-cards raise differently in this situation, it is a useful info if they compete further. I believe him.
Jan. 29
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I play that opener can bid a relay, and now responder's 3-level bids show the other major, 4-level bids show opener's major.
Jan. 29
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If North decides to stretch heavily with the 6-4, then I have a method:

1N - 2 – 15-17 // Stayman, has a major
2 - 3 – 4+ , may have // NAT GF, 5+ , mostly with a shortness
3 - 3N – 4 // support with good (HHxxx+) suit
4 - 4 – asks // short
now Opener can ask RKC

or perhaps:
1N - 2 – 15-17 // Stayman, has a major
2 - 3 – 4+ , may have // NAT GF 5+ , mostly with a shortness
3 - 4 – ask // 4, 6+ with 2+ top honours
now Opener can ask RKC counting 4, 6, the A and a ruff
Jan. 28
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Jan. 28
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North could not do anything reasonable.
South's first pass is normal.
South might have reopened 3 with 4, but it is far from obvious.

One point for precision.
Jan. 19
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I think you should include non-fit GF hands in cue, because they are rare, and let 2 new remain as NAT NF, constructive.
Jan. 19
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Jan. 19
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The problem with these bids, that you end up on level 3 opposite a minimal opener, and sometimes will go down. Therefore I think it is better to include this type of raise in the 2 response, then you can stop in 2M. Many players already do it.
Jan. 18
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12-14 with stopper and denies 3-card (although might have it with very NT oriented hand). Of course it is not obligatory if you judge that passing is better.
Jan. 9
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Jan. 9
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Yeah, reading these ACBL rules on bidding I am happy to play in Europe.
My view: play whatever you like as long as you share the knowledge with the opponents.
Jan. 4
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Better to differentiate on opp's vulnerability: precision if THEY are vulnerable (and hopefully shut up when we open 1)
Dec. 29, 2019
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If you add áll those bells and whistles to 2/1 it will be more complicated than a hi-tech relay precision
Dec. 29, 2019
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Natural system today simply means that their first 2-3 bids are usually natural. Overall they are not less complex or artificial than an artificial system.
Dec. 14, 2019
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How do you bid the strong gambling type hand if you use 1 - 1M - 3N for supporting the major?
Dec. 11, 2019
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Namyats traditionally has an upper limit (8.5 - 9 tricks as I know).
Let's say you open 4. Partner bids 4. And now? 6?
Dec. 5, 2019
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An option, we play like this:
- 1: NAT, F1 (rarely GF, can be played as passable)
- 2: any GF hand, start of a relay sequence
- 1-2: suit (6+ weak, or 5+ INV, some special GFs)
- 2M-1: INV with support (mostly 3 cards)

Another option if you don't want to play relay system:
- 2: (a) NAT GF (b) BAL GF, © INV with 3-card support
opener:
- 2: any weak hand (2M: INV, the rest is NAT GF)
- 2…3: NAT, good hand (2M is 6+ suit)
- 3…3N: side suit, good hand
Dec. 1, 2019
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Dec. 1, 2019
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About 10 years ago I had a similar poll on my homepage, where someone suggested that with 1-suiter it is better to use 5 to look for control because that way we can rightside the contract when partner has Kx.
Dec. 1, 2019
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Dec. 1, 2019
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We (I mean a lot of good hungarian players, if such thing exists :)) play that XX then minimal return to partner's major shows limit raise with 3 trumps. A cheap way to raise, better then 3M-1, especially if you open light.
Nov. 26, 2019
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100 % East: 2 means “sorry, I should not have opened, but have 6 hearts”
Nov. 26, 2019
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West should have bid 3 splinter. Easy.
East had hard time, 3 may lead to a misunderstanding. 3 (cue bid or lack of spade stopper, what a nice meaning) makes some sense, 3nt is a bit unthinking. Perhaps 4 or 5. Was it IMP or matcpoints?
I'd judge 80 % West, 20 % East.
Nov. 26, 2019
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With 8-12 hands strong opener can ask responder's hand:

1 - 2 _ 16+ // 8-12, 1-suiter 6+
2N - 3 _ relay // short
3 - 4 _ ORKC // good hand, 0/3 keycard
4 - 4N _ kings? // K, no K
5 - 5 _ spiral scan // K + Q, no Q
5N - 6 _ spiral scan // Q + J + J, no J
7N

If responder has 2 then he has 7, thus opener can count either 1 + 3 + 3 + 6 or 1 + 2 + 3 + 7 tricks. If clubs splitting bad, s may still be good.

If responder upgrades the 3-3-0-7 hand to 13 HCP then opener shows his hand:

1 - 1N _ 16+ // 13+ any
2N - 3 _ 1-suiter 6+ // relay
4 - 4 _ short , 19+ // RKC
4 - 5 _ 1/4 // kings?
5 - 7N _ K, no K

Responder can count 1 + 3 + 2 + 7 = 13 tricks
Nov. 24, 2019
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Nov. 25, 2019
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