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not sure what is best–partner may have xx in spades–overcaller is likely 7-5 or something at red. I like 4nt as it implies a long minor.
10 hours ago
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got it now–then I agree with Richard Fleet 2 is clear cut.
10 hours ago
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I would not have opened –no objection except one–do not want a spade lead. I d think you need that when opening light
11 hours ago
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no idea what to do so let partner decide.
11 hours ago
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This was one of the best matches I have ever seen Bulgaria played with great skill and tenacity. The bridge was excellent for the most part.
11 hours ago
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I agree with you but would add that 4NT cannot be three suited it is either two suited-in this case minors or maybe primary heart support with no spade control.
12 hours ago
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I used to teach my beginners That to open 2 it required them to have at least three defensive tricks outside of their long suit. Unless they were balanced of course.
12 hours ago
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I did not let it go lol –just said either you tell me or the director will find a way
12 hours ago
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what would a 1nt response mean?
12 hours ago
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Very interesting problem-if it makes we should save so logic dictates if it goes off we should double. Unless I am playing with a crazy person opens 3 at red with queen seventh and out this figures to fail. I have to double to suggest not leading a heart anyway.
Aug. 21
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dbl here is unlikely to be based on trump tricks–partner is entitled to bid if she wishes.
Aug. 21
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Is there a reason why I cannot respond 1?
Aug. 21
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I would be wary abut bidding 3 given your comment but even a tyro must know this 4 bid shows a good hand.
Aug. 21
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Tom it is not a bid issue and I am no expert on the rules. The whole situation is absurd–I take the point that guy who played the queen may have a history of doing this and concede he is an idiot and that punishing him may help him mend his ways. Since I have knowledge of this I took a look and thought who is trying to benefit? I think the rules allow me to say playing the queen is far too harsh a penalty. As for protection the pair trying gain a patently unfair advantage will gain on the field. I stated earlier I would not have called the director in the first place–just let nature take is course. I would also not direct any play after the first trick–I do not care what he does after equity is restored.
Aug. 21
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You are right about disclosure Richard. It is crucial–recently watched a pair playing on BBO they stated opening one bids were 8-22 of course you can guess how many 8 or 9 counts were opened. If it about protection then I would fine them a hefty number of imps. If they said which is self evident we may be very light third in or at green fine–but they did not. Also I hate the response its Ogust or whatever it is done to dissuade you from asking what it means exactly as it demonstrates you are dumb for not knowing. I once got a response from a lady world champ when I asked what carding they were playing–she said it is designed to help as and not you. I have no desire to play some carding methods like odds and evens or revolving but I would like to know what they mean.
Aug. 21
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yes
Aug. 20
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lol Did come across a pair who played an opening 4 as either hearts or spades. You guessed it 4 4 5 one light. I forgot t ask what 4 opening meant.
Aug. 20
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Someone is wrong since I have no idea who I will allow the player to play the ace instead. Clearly the queen is an absurd card.
Aug. 20
David Carlisle edited this comment Aug. 20
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Jon you are of course 100% right and that is coming from some who was once reported for opening 2 with a 22 count. I think what find most objectionable is having played for more years than I can remember is that some tells me what I need to open the bidding. I certainly could not care less abut what my opps choose to bid on. I recall playing against this old guy from Yorkshire who opened 3 and made 12 tricks opposite not much–he said he opens 2 with a good hand and 3 with a very good hand. I imagine there is someone from some laws and ethics committee who would nail him to a cross.
Aug. 20
David Carlisle edited this comment Aug. 20
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no one ever passes 1 when they have a slight reason to bid.
Aug. 20
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