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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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Definitely 2 over 2. You can afford to make one less in 4-3 major (partner can bid 3 with 2-2-3-6-happens in non-precision circles).
Sept. 6, 2015
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2. Over or I'll bid game. Over 2NT, I'll bid 3. Over 3, I'll pass.
Sept. 6, 2015
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Out of curiosity, what did partner pass with?
Sept. 6, 2015
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3NT. If partner has a one loser suit opposite a void, he can correct. NT makes in most instances that 4 will, and some that won't make 4.
Sept. 5, 2015
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3NT. Not expecting to make. Also not expecting 3 or 3 to make. Might as well go for the bigger reward.
Sept. 5, 2015
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I would rdbl with xxxx in spades. 2NT has more flexibility and lets partner make an intelligent decision. If he over called with AQxxx and a 12 count, he probably won't make an intelligent decision!
Sept. 5, 2015
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No 2nd choice. Seems clear.
Sept. 5, 2015
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3 tends to “transfer” them to 4. Then it's a guessing game. 2 gets more info. If LHO bids 4, I bid 4. If LHO bids 3 & partners doubles (Max) or bids 3, I bid 4. Otherwise I'm passing at this vul.
Sept. 5, 2015
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4 should be a max cue bid in support. Then blackwood followed by Q ask should do it.
Sept. 4, 2015
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4 is a slam try. Why otherwise bid 3 1st?
Sept. 4, 2015
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Would bid 3 rather than 4 clubs avoiding any ambiguity (no, I don't think this shows 7-6!)
July 25, 2015
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