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I'm shocked. I knew him as our vugraph coordinator, a most nice fellow who loved our game and loved us too.
I'll miss him so much.
May 26
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Fine analysis.

BTW, I have always wondered why 1-1-1NT shows a narrow 18-19 range for you (and other pairs as well). Intuitively it seems more logical to play it for e.g. 17-19 because the level is low, and jump to 2NT (or open 2NT) with the narrow range (20-21) when there is no room to invite. Will you explain it please?
May 17
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I don't think that to find our fit in the other major is less important after a 2 overcall.
May 16
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Extras but not forcing. With a poor hand I bid 2M. Partner should provide 2 hearts or have another call.
I don't reserve a rebid for poor hearts.
May 15
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What we play:
1. We are not in a force.
2. X is TO if they bid naturally. It is cards if they bid artificially. Next X is penalty.
3. Suit bids are natural. Better to make opener the opening leader.
May 6
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RHO should be hanged by his balls. No further disciplinary action is necessary.
May 4
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In 4 I may take 5 heart tricks and partner needs to contribute only another 5.
April 29
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I wonder how you operate the tap. Do you open it with virus on your hands and close it with clean hands but virus on the tap?
April 17
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Thanks to Mats and to the messenger, Peder.
March 27
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As I currently play it, the cheaper reverse does not promise one single card in the suit, can be e.g. 3307 (even when not strong enough to force to game).
March 16
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I don't think opener needs 16 to bid 2. In fact I think a good 14 is more than enough. Why, is it a catastrophe if partner wanted to sign off in diamonds and now has to bid 3? He knew I might have a balanced hand with 4 diamonds, now I have 5 in an unbalanced hand. And if he wanted to sign off with an 8-count including 5 hearts this may be just what he wanted to know to bid game now.
And for the space problem: what do you need the space for when opener has described his hand entirely?
March 5
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Bill and Marty, responder has a 4 bid available for that miracle hand.
March 5
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X shows a penalty pass over 1.
March 4
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As 2 was not forcing, slam is out of the question. Therefore, forcing heart bids are not needed. Responder, with 5 hearts, either passes, bids 3 as an invitation or bids game. With 4 hearts he signs off in 3 or makes some natural invitational bid.
March 4
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I will have less than 5 diamonds only when I'm going to raise M and want to show where my strength lies.
Feb. 26
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4 just showed a strain in which there might be a profitable save against 4. 5 showed there might.
IMO, if anyone is in a forcing situation here it is the + side but teven that is debatable.
Feb. 25
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South. All bids by North were perfect.
Feb. 21
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Michael: I could not refer to any partnership experience because that was a first time partnership, we hadn't discussed much and the situation was quite complex (I don't remember exact details but it was about a redouble made in the second round of bidding).
Feb. 20
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Thank you for all these interesting comments.

At the table I did not alert and upon enquiry I told my screenmate we had no agreement. Then I acted assuming that 2NT was for the minors. The opponent called the director and told him I was lying. The director told him that my handling of the situation was in accordance with the rules.

My procedure was based on two previous experiences:
(1) I had been penalized in the past when I told my opponents what I thought a bid meant and when it turned out that I was wrong they claimed misinformation.
(2) At a recent tournament I tried to explain the assumed meaning of a bid by my partner and the opponents stopped me and told me to tell them only what our agreements were.
Feb. 20
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I know this player for a long time and I simply could not imagine he intended it as natural. I did not know for sure but if I had to bet I would have bet 2NT was for the minors.
Feb. 18
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