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How high the auction takes us depends on the degree of partner's club fit. The way to find out is to bid clubs first. Spades can wait.
22 hours ago
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Is this an opening one spade bid in classic Standard American?
Oct. 18
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What else will East bid with:

S Qxx H xxxx D xxx C xxx?
Oct. 17
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Why didn't I bid 2NT the last round?
Oct. 16
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The sender of a signal sends receiver the most important information he wants to know. Why does the receiver in this situation consider count more important information than knowing what suit to return after winning the spade king?
Oct. 13
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Playing upside down signals, you cannot dismiss partner having the club king. Partner could have C K64.

Further, count is not going to be helpful. Say you know partner has three spades.
South could have: S A10xx H AQxx D Kx C 1053
Oct. 13
Eric Leong edited this comment Oct. 13
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If partner did not have the club king he would not go up the line in trumps as his first round club play could be encouraging since the club three is missing. Also, partner might have played a bigger spade spot to suggest a diamond honor and no club king. In short, partner could have made it much more clearer that he did not have the club king. Therefore, I play partner for the club king.
Oct. 13
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Is there someway partner can show a minimum and reject the invitation?
Oct. 12
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To get four of a major “down several” one would think you might make the opponents under a little pressure.
Oct. 11
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Double conventionally means here I had a penalty pass of one spade doubled.
Oct. 11
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I would have bid four diamonds or the equivalent on the first round. Now you have an unnecessary guess.
Oct. 8
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Will 3NT score better than five diamonds at pairs?
Oct. 4
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Certainly, that could be the worst but not my standards for a weak two bid. Give partner the heart jack and or the club queen and five diamonds is a lousy contract at pairs when 3NT makes at least eleven tricks.
Oct. 3
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I think 6NT is more likely to make than 6D. With only one spade top honor LHO is less likely to lead a spade. If LHO doubles I would play him for both the ace and king of spades and I would then bid seven diamonds. Now RHO has to guess what to lead.
Oct. 2
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I play Garbage Stayman.
Oct. 2
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I bid two clubs to make it harder for LHO to compete for a sacrifice. Also, I get to set hearts as trumps even though partner might just have a stiff. Further, I get partner to think about slam instead of just thinking about game if I open one heart.
Oct. 2
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It is hard to imagine partner covering six of my nine loser hand in four spades.
However, it is more likely partner can take nine tricks in 3NT instead of ten tricks in four spades. For example, give partner:

S AKxx H AQx D Kxx C Qxx

Surely, if one is going to bid game one might give partner a choice.
Oct. 1
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Now you are locked out of the auction and you haven't begun to describe your hand.
Oct. 1
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What's the rush? Maybe 3Dx is an option.
Sept. 30
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At these colors, North's third seat opening one diamond bid could be light and even a psyche. Bidding now would be like throwing your opponents a life preserver.
Sept. 30
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