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Oddly 2 of top three was used with natural Acol two bids but certainly not 2.
4 hours ago
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When I first started playing double was suggesting a penalty but could be based on a worthless hand with at least three of their suit. Pass obviously denying this but also no sensible bid. A suit bid did not necessarily show full positive values. I have played this way ever since–it may not be best but it works most of the time and since it won't happen a lot its not worthy of much effort.
8 hours ago
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Well it is not usually used in a bridge sense.
Sept. 14
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if you do not start bidding the reds now you are gonna get high.
Sept. 14
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Ron I only played against it once and we had no problem because we counter measures in place, without which we would have been up against the wall. Oddly the BBL as it was only let them play it if they conceded seating rights and allowed us too consult notes. Maybe you are right aggressive precision presents similar challenges, but I suppose familiarity makes it seem different.
Sept. 14
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Sort of but it is still a question of where lines are drawn.
Sept. 13
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Before saying that experience it the two things are totally different.
Sept. 13
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It need not be a strong hand that passes although it might be. Strong pass is not equivalent to forcing pass. With a non opening they have various ways to thus by bidding something in seats 1/2. I third seat and fourth seat they have various ways too show thier hand many are artificial.
Sept. 13
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Oddly strong clubbers have always got some tricks up their sleeve especially non vul and in particular in third seat. Experienced players know they need to take risks entering the auction. Facing forcing pass most actual openings in seats one and two all show non opening values and in seats three and four they also employ ciphers. These 3/4 bids need to be disrupted as often as possible. There is some similarity with your method defending 3/4 actions to defending strong club.
Sept. 13
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Its really very different from any strong club system since all bids other than pass deny an opening bid–however you wish to define it. I know there are plenty of variations that may betoken differences.
Sept. 13
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It was not just the pass but other bids that show a non opening. Part of which included ambulance chasing.
Sept. 13
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Ron I do not see any such methods now–are they no longer allowed ? Did you find the method effective?
Sept. 12
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We worked on a defense for about ten days and we allowed to bring our notes and refer to them, but that actually made it harder to take things seriously. I cannot recall exactly what we agreed but after a pass we had a number of multi meaning bids. It did show you could not just muddle through. In short it meant a lot od work to combat it.
Sept. 12
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Of course you are right insofar as you need follow up but many do not bother. I meant that these bids require no effort for the opposing side which I should have made clearer. Suppose you play a simple system and they pass forcing–now you cannot open 1NT 12-14 it will force you to play a stronger opening. Also you may think as I do that some destructive methods are needed–we felt that pass should show opening values over a pass. Additionally when they bid something to show a non opening hand you need some additional structures.
Sept. 12
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As far as I know MOSCITO is a system not a convention, I have played against forcing pass and in reality it forces you to play a new system. I have no knowledge of partiality or otherwise of the C&C.
Sept. 12
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I think there are two types of convention. Firstly those that require virtually no effort from the opps like stayman, transfers and negative doubles. Then there those which do require effort like any multiple meaning bid, like the multi 2 or mulderburg. Ed's comment about I came here to play bridge not to think, whilst amusing, is true for many players. Does allowing bids which require some effort to defend put people off, well truthfully it does, I have heard some players refer to it as cheating. Not sure that it matters in open events but I am not sure there is a satisfactory solution.
Sept. 12
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Mike one thing regarding your second paragraph is that the multi is largely redundant in last seat and a strong two has something to recommend it. As for defending it I jokingly suggested that after a multi 3 could be used as a multi–and having tried it found it quite effective.
Sept. 11
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Suppose you have what I usually get playing for money after a 2 2 3 start: xxxx xxx xx xxxx. What is your poison?
Sept. 11
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Richard earlier the vile 4441 was mentioned and I have always felt that a 2 or 2 rebid after 2 should not promise five to deal with this what are your thoughts?
Sept. 11
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Thanks Ian–I understand the method but many play Kokish after 2 2 and this would of curse be difficult after a 2 response. Seems you are left the undesirable jump to 3NT. Do you solve this in another way such as a multi?
Sept. 11
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