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Is that all 1345 hands and can either minor be longer? I think our relays here are more efficient.
July 1
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Ron may have confirmed what Roselind postulated upthread. Put a word in quotes and it gets by the filter.
July 1
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2D in this sequence as pick a major has merit. I have not seen it before. And in my many (What year were born Oren? :)) years of playing strong club methods, it has never come up.
July 1
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Maybe “believes” was the wrong word. Our partnership agreement treats this as takeout. The meta rule focuses on being “law abiding.” The opponents are likely to have 8 trump and have stopped in 2D. Presumably they have half the deck and we have half the deck. It is correct to bid even 7 over 8 at the two level. One of us is going 1 down.
July 1
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A similar auction was posted in the last couple of weeks. I was in the minority who believes the double to be takeout.
July 1
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Can you spell “care” with a “k”?
July 1
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We play that jump overcalls are “good preempts”, something like KQJxxxx and perhaps another card. The rest as Richard suggests, no need for lebensohl, but 3C is majors.
July 1
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I dont think that a precision 2D is at all like multi. Double to show a weak notrump when the opponents open 5-9 isn't the same as 11-15. If you have 13 and opener has 13, that only leaves 14 to share between partner and fourth hand. We play double is a strong notrump and we play 2N is “tricks”, typically solid diamonds with an outside card or two after which 3C is a weak get out.
July 1
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When we dont have a preempt, we don't preempt. -J Hurd.

3N is too clearly on the table.

I know that at matchpoints, people do stuff like this. I will say, “It is wrong.”
June 30
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Just to put hair onto the ball, have you considered “game ordered bidding”?
June 30
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What is your 4th chair 2N bid? IMO this is a 22 count. Slot accordingly.
June 30
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1=3=5=4. 2N shows the 315/4. 3D is the 225/4. 3H is 1=3=4=5. More than that to follow.
June 30
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It isn't “wrong” but obviously one thing you need to make slam is a spade control. Someone needs to show or deny having one.
June 30
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“RHO opens the bidding 1C (not precision)” doesn't really describe the 1C bids that need to be considered. We are starting to see a movement toward a potentially 2 card club suit (some may have 5 diamonds if 3=3=5=2, others only when balanced) often with transfer responses. Against that we now treat 2C as natural and 2D as Michaels. Less clear is “May be two only if 4=4=3=2” as the frequency of being short is reduced. (We play 2C as natural here as well.) As for a “standard 2C” we continue to treat 2C as Michaels and 3C as natural.
June 30
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You are assuming the answer to a difficult legal question. Is “Bridgewinners” a publisher such that they could have liability for a libelous statement posted on their site. I am sure that their lawyers would say it is merely a bulletin board and that they have no responsibility for the content.
June 30
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But at least I am not the reason for the current pandemic, “Chinese labor germ.”
June 30
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1H-2S-2N asks for “balanced, shortness up the line.” It is a stronger raise than 1H-2S-3S. New suits and a 3H rebid are not forcing but bad hands pass 2S.
June 30
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I am guessing the word “president” was the trigger.

But then this message should have been flagged and it wasn't.
June 30
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I would not bid in any form of the game.
June 29
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