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All comments by Dave Starratt
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I think it is a que but would be on safer ground if I knew our agreements on the difference between 2C-3C-3H-P-3NT-P-4H and 2C-3C-4H. I think the slow way is stronger so invites further bids by 2C bidder if appropriate. I agree there is no Spade ace, but probably a second round control. Above game ques are first round controls May be fishing for the D ace too. KQx Aj KQJxxx AKx is a possibility
June 27, 2012
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Yup! lol
June 27, 2012
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I am a 3nt bidder and will raise 4D to game. I would have bid 2 NT (minors) over 2s or made a responsive dbl, if that is available (not a spade raise depending on partnership style and agreements) though. My overcalls are sound and I prefer to show what I have early. Then it is up to partner.
June 26, 2012
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3H, it's all been said already
June 26, 2012
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I give at least part of the “blame” to the partnership methods! Other wise both share with N having the slight edge in blame, for me. Opposite a limit range he does ok, probably but when partner has extras (s here) he goes minus too often. I try to leave decisions to pass out unless an action is crystal clear.
June 26, 2012
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Why would I rdbl? Personally I would have passed as I have about what I said the first time and am not in pass out! Since I did, I would treat the pass by partner as forcing (minority) and would dbl. I have painted myself into a box.
June 26, 2012
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Descriptive to asses next steps. Partner has few S and Ds, helps me with defend or bid situations next round.
June 24, 2012
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I would be surprized if any lead allowed the make, based on partners actions. DA seems as safe as anything.
June 24, 2012
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West has an amazing collection in support of a H-D reverse! 3aces and the trump queen are a slam! need to do more with that many working cards.
June 22, 2012
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I use RF to resolve a hand type problem, not to create a problem for me. On 5-4-3-1, I have a parking place and, particularly if my hearts are weak, I choose 1S and will either play 2s or 2D depending on partners rebid. (may be a higher spade contract on jump raise!)
June 21, 2012
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I think it is close between 2D and 2S (though 1NT is interesting!) I choose 2S to eliminate lho from 2H. It also seems best to act from strength so 2S is a max where 2D is marginally minimum.
June 21, 2012
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“light invitation” sounds like a competitive inhibiting discription to me. I can't see any reason to pass this bid!
June 21, 2012
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My minimums are stronger than most so I would support with a minimum. I would have about 14 support points including shape.
June 18, 2012
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The missing piece here is the power of name that was exercised by the pro team….they should know that encouraging a new team to withdraw puts added pressure on that team…to the pros advantage. Stay out of it and await the course of time to play the match out. The director was WAY out of line. They missed an opportunity to educate and encourage, instead they curried favor with a group of pros…intentionally or not, successfully or not! Bad form.
June 8, 2012
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Right on Ellis!
June 8, 2012
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I agree! It was , at least presuptuous of the “pro” team and rude, at least, of the director. This is disturbing!
June 8, 2012
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I still believe that partner has a diamond fit (tolerance) and I raise to 3S as game is still in a normal realm.
June 8, 2012
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I would have bid 4D and then left all subsequent actions to pard…since I didn't, I need to try and recoop…I hate when I make that mistake from timidity.
June 7, 2012
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If 7H is going down, why would we need to dbl? It is only when we think that it is making that we should take action. Dbl expresses doubt (similar to rdbl of 3nX) without commiting with 7S. I know we don't alays know if we have a trick but we can make reasonable shots at it and if 7H makes dbled, it is not much worse than driving them to 7H to begin with!
June 7, 2012
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Dbl seems wrong as they could be making that while we have a game on (I would have bid 4H last time) I would now make up for the last pass and thank the opponents for “helpping” me out.
June 7, 2012
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