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Yes, an age old problem.

In Precision we play like this:
1M - ?

- 1N: Semiforcing, denies 3-card support, and some other invitational hands (see below)
- 2: GF relay
- 2: transfer to hearts: 6+ weak to INV or 5+ with INV and some special GF hands
- 2M-1: 3(+) support, exactly invitational
- 2M: normal raise: 3+ cards, (0)5-9
- 3m: INV with 6+ suit


In Standard we sometimes play like this:
- 1N: semiforcing, fit only with 4-6
- 2: (a) INV with 3-card support
____(b) GF with
____© GF BAL
Opener bids 2 with all the weak hands, and now reponder's 2M shows the invitational hand, all the rest is NAT and GF
- 2: 5+ suit, GF
- 2M: 7-9 (10)

Voil√°, we can stop in 2M in both systems.
13 hours ago
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Aug. 11
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Human contact is the same as with cards. Try to watch the intro videos. We played two complete championships, some weekend tournaments and a lot of club games. Most players like it, and the vugraph function is extremely useful.
Aug. 11
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My first rule in bidding: don't look for slams against their one level openings. You can save a lot of IMPs applying it.
Aug. 11
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What do you mean?
Aug. 11
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5 is pressure too, opps can start introducing their suits on level 5.
Aug. 11
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Play on tablets (with screens on serious events). See lovebridge.com
Aug. 11
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We play it (almost) like this: http://www.csabi.nhely.hu/system/1t.htm
Aug. 11
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We always used to bid 2 lacking support and 4. Nowadays 2-way checkback is more fashionable.
Aug. 2
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Other: if you play only 1 checkback then opener should bid 3 instead of 2, showing upper range, 3 card spade support and 5 cards in .
Aug. 2
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Names please! A bit off-topic, I know, but annoying. Next time they open 1 any in third seat, just alert it and say that it can be very weak. Your partner is also entitled to know what they know. I bet they knew it and did not alert or announce. Or did they?
Aug. 2
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Aug. 2
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They always bid something and 3 times out of 10 they just don't have the hand that we expect. Normal.
July 24
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In a pro - client partnership I can imagine that the client should signal what (s)he has and the pro signals what the client should lead :)
July 18
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It is a tough question. There are (at least) two schools:

1. Discards show (lack of) values in the suit, partner should figure out what to do based on the info. A book that I liked very much taught this way.

2. Discards show wishes what partner should (not) lead. I also know expert players who believe in this version.

I don't know which one is better or more popular amongst experts, thus, you'd better agree with your partner, which philosophy you prefer.
July 18
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Fred, you are my hero.
Thank you for Bridge Master, BBO, LTPB, the bridge movie platform, deal of the week, and your other articles. (have I missed something?)
Enjoy your retirement.
July 18
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At our table this hand passed all the way. Her partner opened with Qx, KQxxx, xxx, xxx. Screens. No alert. At least she misdefended (played for partner having K) and we made 4.

http://db.eurobridge.org/repository/competitions/19Istanbul/microSite/Asp/BoardAcross.asp?qboard=028.06..1600
June 23
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The cuisine is excellent, really. Especially outside, and in the hotel too.
June 18
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I don't think that a non-2 (waiting) response can contain a 2nd suit, thus 3 shoud be a cue.
June 10
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Partner promises 3 keycards, and you can see another 3 in your own hand. Just show me a single player on earth, who bids anything without thinking in this case.
I think that slow bidding in this case shows two things:
1. the asker can add up 3 and 3
2. … and can count to 5.
Then was thinking about what went wrong.

thus Steve and Kit are right, it suggests that asker has 3 keycards too :)
Anyway, with 6 of them on their line he should have bid 7NT himself :)
May 22
Csaba Czimer edited this comment May 22
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In the diagram Mari's name is misspelled.
May 16
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