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Hallo Allan,

Over a 4-8 point hand with a 6 card minor, it is important that opener can rebid 3 of either major so that one can choose between 3NT and 4 of a major. So to use transfers effectively, we would have to include the hands with 5 and 4 of another suit in 2, which overloaded it.

Over the 4441 hands, we play 4 as an endbid. All other bids are slam tries, with the first bid over it as serious. As we are restricted to 4-8, we do not normally ask for keycards.
Sept. 18, 2016
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I think that they should be required to accuse the pair of something concrete, and the pair are suspended until they have been investigated and had a chance to defned themselves.

Then maybe it is fair that what they are accused of is not in the public domain if the pair themselves do not want to publish it. But at least the pair should be told the reason, and there should be a requirement for investigation and ruling in a reasonable period of time.
Sept. 1, 2016
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After winning 2 World championships I believe
Aug. 13, 2016
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You should contact 2 polls, with the correct and wrong information. Then see the difference.
Aug. 12, 2016
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Small away from the table at Trick 2
July 26, 2016
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It depends on the agreement about what the double means. If it is strongly action and this can be demonstrated by the pair, then it does not suggest pulling the double.

So the pair must demonstrate that their agreements are that a double here says I want to bid 4, but I double in case you have a penalty pass.
July 21, 2016
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The argument is - in a competitive auction always assume we are just trying to stop them making 110 in a major and not trying for game.
Sure, sometime you will miss a thin 3NT, but I love opps who do not push me around
July 10, 2016
David Cole edited this comment July 11, 2016
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I have recently had a takeout of a slow double rolled back, as it was assumed that the slowness of the double made it less likely that the double was for penalties. The problem that I see is defining what the UI demonstrably suggests, taking into account the skills of the players concerned.
In an ideal world we would all manage a uniform tempo, as Michael Rosenberg argued so well in hos book.
In the world we currently live in I think that directors and committees do a good job of defining what are logical alternatives, and usually take into account the skill level of the players involved. They do a less good job of considering what is demonstrably suggested by the UI.
July 5, 2016
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What did the bid of 3 mean?
If this meant that the defenders had more information than at other tables, then the comparison with the 11 other declarers playing on a lead is not valid.
June 27, 2016
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IF they stop in 3 at red, they usually do not think they have game. Then it is quite likely that 3 will not make either.
June 9, 2016
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Hearts 4-3 = 62.2 %
Hearts 5-2 with doubleton J = 30,5% x 2 / 7 = 8.7 %
Hearts 6-1 with singleton J = 6,8% / 7 = 0.97%
No squeeze possible after Diamond lead.
Without Diamond lead we add a little bit (less than half the remaining chances as it needs long spades with longs hearts).

Call it 74%
June 8, 2016
David Cole edited this comment June 8, 2016
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The fact that I can not switch to is authorized
May 18, 2016
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There is a reason to underlead the A. You assume to beat the contract that you need 1 trick and 2 red suit tricks.
So underleading the A beats it whenever it can be beaten and leading the A beats it only if partner has .
May 18, 2016
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Of course I can bid 4 if I believe 75% of my peers would do so. It would just get rolled back by the TD.
May 14, 2016
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I think that this is all about full disclosure. The apponents are allowed to know what to expect.

After 1 (pass) 2 (pass) I made a Long suit trial bid of 3 with a short suit to try to induce a trump lead.
Now we do not describe our long suit trial bid as showing something like Axx, but as asking partner to evaluate his hand opposite a holding of Axx.

So Oren should be describing his 1NT opening as 15-17 with frequent upgrades and non-standard distributions. This is fair.
May 3, 2016
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It is important to know if the 10 could be from K10. If so I play the Queen, if not the Ace.
May 1, 2016
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As far as I know, we do not play with screens on BBO ….
April 28, 2016
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Would 2 over a normal 2 overcall have been forcing?
Still I think partner has shown forcing with , so he will get to play 8.
April 16, 2016
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This auction has been described by Kit Woolsey.
+ another. Double is + or takeout.
April 15, 2016
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I play this as 6, 3NT shows the stopper without stopper and 3 stopper which leave room for 3 to ask for the stopper.
April 7, 2016
David Cole edited this comment April 7, 2016
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