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4NT. Over partner's minor bid, 5, letting partner know I'm interested in more.
June 23, 2016
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Do you really want to take the chance pard will pass 4? How about 3 then 5 exclusion BW over partner's 3NT, 4 or 4 bid. If partner shows none, pass his 5 bid. If partner shows 1, bid 6.
June 16, 2016
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I admire your chutzpah. But if 3NT is the right spot, isn't partner likely to bid it over double?
June 8, 2016
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Thanks. My sentiments exactly.
March 24, 2016
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Also harder for partner (missing our 4-4 spade fit)
March 19, 2016
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I'm a little surprised by the results. I was expecting a bit more support for pass.
Jan. 7, 2016
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4. 3 loser hand. Have to make at least a try for slam.
Jan. 6, 2016
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Thereby strengthening my position.
Jan. 5, 2016
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Weak field, some merit to what you say. Strong field, act now.
Jan. 5, 2016
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Makes sense. I need to have that discussion with a couple of partners. thanks.
Jan. 2, 2016
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If you have that agreement about 4nt, fine. Not sure many partnerships do. Would have to have that discussion first. Plus you are leaving room for a 5 bid by LHO inviting the grand.
Jan. 2, 2016
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Not really. They are almost certain to make 6 and they are odds on for 7. 7 should be a good sack against even 1370. So if they double 6, it's a bonus.
Jan. 2, 2016
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6. Let them guess. if they bid 7 I will take out insurance.
Jan. 1, 2016
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My partner, a good B player, didn't think it was automatic. I had passed with x, Kxxxxx, x, Axxxx. RHO bid 3S, I bid 6C which I thought reasonable at favorable vul knowing they had 9-10 spades. Clubs were 3-1, it was not pretty.
Nov. 10, 2015
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I'm old & boring too. Partner isn't.
Nov. 10, 2015
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Unless you abstain, you have to vote before you can see the discussion. At least that's what I thought.
Sept. 17, 2015
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My hand A, AJx, AQxxxx, Qxx. 3 seemed a stretch with no diamond spots and Qxx of clubs in front of the club bid. Could easily been down 2 or 3 vul.
Sept. 17, 2015
David Coles edited this comment Sept. 17, 2015
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Thanks for your input. I posted this to benefit my mentee (about 100 MP's). She passed over 2. “I only had 4 points!” As Marty Bergen famously stated “Points Schmoints.” As it turns out, everyone had their bid. Opener had AKJxxxx of and the K. Responder had AKxxx of , Qxxx of , and the stiff K. My hand Axxx, AQJxx, x, Q10x. As it turns out 5 is cold, 5 is down 3 (a , a , 2 's & a ruff.
Sept. 15, 2015
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My finger slipped and hit the A instead of 4. You are in a 29 hcp slam missing 2 aces in a club game. If the extra precaution of playing the spade costs more than 1/2 mp, I will be surprised.
Sept. 7, 2015
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Give me the J and I'll change my 2NT to double
Sept. 6, 2015
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