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Not quite an opening but Paul Cassel held K xxxx xxxx xxxx and his partner Unal Durmus opened 2 and next hand bid 2 which he passed LHO 7 passed to him and he bid and made 7. The auction may have been slightly different but the final bid was the same.
33 minutes ago
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AKQ10 43 AQ876 42 facing J4 65 KJ432 A987 Bob and Jim Sharples bid this to 4.

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3 4 3 showed a very strong four card suit.
49 minutes ago
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Garozzo and Belladonna were playing against an American who bid 5NT on a flat zilch after a strong club opening got doubled and took zero tricks. Afterwards he said that may have been a dreadful bid but you will remember me.
an hour ago
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I have always used a 7222 shape headed by QJ nv and KQJ vul to judge my action facing a pre-empt. Of course pre-empting can differ according to position but if you don't pre-empt with the op hand you are not bidding frequently enough in my view.
2 hours ago
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The only thing remotely wrong with 3 is the ownership of four hearts.
7 hours ago
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i think they mean you will be wearing partner's hand if you so much as think of bidding. If they do I agree.
23 hours ago
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If I pass 3NT does it feel like I have shown a strong two bid in diamonds? I am also happy with both 3 and 2 because I will bid again over 3NT with either.
23 hours ago
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Maybe we can take a leaf out of AL Sobel who once put all the crooks in the same section. Put all slow players in one section they richly deserve each other.
Feb. 26
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Albert Benjamin who remained playing into his nineties invented the method as a way of g weak two bids and Acol two bids at the same time. It was pretty popular and maybe still is. The hand in the spotlight here is an Acol two bis.
Feb. 25
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Kyle in teams events would you have no penalties –I once finished a Spring Foursomes match at 3-30 am. It became pretty acrimonious in the latter stages and this was because directors did nothing. This was entirely due to one pair.
Feb. 25
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Why remove 1NT otherwise? If you have 5 or more clubs 3 is available or you can remove a potential 2 bid to 3. You might be 1444 but I would pass 1NT because they nearly always get to spades if you bid.
Feb. 25
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2 shows four clubs and implies five hearts and partner is not required to bid.
Feb. 25
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The 1 bid is not my choice but its ok if it is your choice. the free bid is dreadful and you fully deserve your little problem now. You have two aces so live with it.
Feb. 25
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This shows what a good bid 4 is and that no action is a great on this hand. Everyone and their dogs double but it is no sinecure. There is a strong case for pass being forcing in this situation with agreement but it simply kicks the can down the road. If I had that agreement then double becomes much more penalty oriented and I would be happy enough to double. If partner then pulled to 4 then fine he has at least six. The situation becomes more awkward over 4 or 4. Peter makes a good point that partner is overwhelmingly likely to take action making pass quite attractive anyway.
Feb. 25
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Sounds like a good idea but here 1nt was forcing so does that change your hand type?
Feb. 25
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In a regular partnership this will have been discussed and if not the bid should not be used. I use this in my partnerships to show diamond support and short spades and of course values, typically 4441.
Feb. 25
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As a passed hand this looks best but will it always show five hearts? I do not feel comfortable bidding 2 over 1NT as it might easily miss a decent game.
Feb. 24
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Andy it certainly is for the pros. I recall a very bad player who was 60 down LHO bid 1NT and partner tanked and passed back to our man and of course with five to the jack and a flat 8 he bid 2. The pro made a big fuss and the club manager barred the pro. Reason firstly he was dumb enough to bid 2 without the UI and would have, he was a big contributor to any of the pros income not least the one who made a fuss. The final reason our man was a very good customer. Rubber bridge is an art you need to work on and it is a really hard game.
Feb. 24
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Bidding was primitive and card play was King. Bridge was actually breaking down class barriers to some extent. My introduction came partnering a window cleaner against a stockbroker and his wife. Rubber bridge was doing ok until then but was on a path of steady decline.
Feb. 23
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I always thought that declarer could expose themselves with no penalty unlike defenders.
Feb. 23
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