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Could partner have a solid major?
18 hours ago
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Moving the 4th to another suit leaves you with the same 9 losers, dos it not? I would think the 9th trump would be at least worth 1/2 loser.
Feb. 14
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On this side of the pond, I rarely see anyone using judgement to bypass a 4 card major
Feb. 13
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Fine at match points with an understanding partner. Somewhere between bad and terrible at IMPs
Feb. 13
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It wasn't an impossible lead, but at trick 2 he failed to cash the known setting trick, instead he gave his partner a ruff. This was against a doubled slam.
Feb. 7
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I like the jump past Blackwood to show an exact number of KC.

What are the general rules about that?
Feb. 6
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Well, it is IMPs, anyway
Feb. 6
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If we can't make 5 and can make 3NT, partner probably didn't have a 3 bid. If we can make 6, we better let partner know we like clubs now.
Feb. 4
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2 is the bid you would make with a 4333 Yarborough. It is true partner might be some annoying shape like 2146, hoping for a penalty pass. Still, game is likely enough that this hand is worth 3
Feb. 4
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I once held a 9 card suit. Not so exciting, except partner opened the bidding 1
Jan. 30
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I generally agree with what Marshall wrote. The key for me is that my partner knows not to drive to game with an ordinary 12 HCP, and that I play 14-16 1NT. This hand fits well as a minimum opener in that structure.
Jan. 22
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Which is why 12 HCP is not a GF.
Jan. 21
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It’s a fine dummy in 1NT opposite a solid 12
Jan. 20
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I'd Stayman, then 3NT/3, Raise 3 to game and pass 3 (though the last one is close). 3 could be a silly contract. With my weak spades, I'd guess 4 is a slight underdog.
Jan. 20
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It is a gross, spotless 11 with no connected honors, terrible shape, and a suit we don't clearly want led.

All that being said, as long as partner knows this is in our range, I think opening is better than passing.

We have a 5 card major, and no convenient way of showing it later.
Jan. 20
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One partner of mine used 2/3/4/infinity.
Jan. 19
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I wonder if there has ever been a coin flip.
Jan. 19
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That may describe the hand well, but it is very unlikely partner will bid something over 3 in balancing seat when they couldn't act directly. Even the most ‘wired’ pairs would be unlikely to do that.
Jan. 18
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Double done. I just emailed the Chairman of CC to put this on the March Agenda.
Jan. 17
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Clemens is almost the perfect analog for Bonds. White/Black. Pitcher/Hitter. Both were all time greats before they appeared to start using steroids. And both get almost identical support for the Hall of Fame.

Right now they have the same exact vote total, and only a few voters chose one and not the other.
Jan. 16
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