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14 hours ago
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What do you expect doubler to have in trumps?
16 hours ago
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In the backwash squeeze the opponent is squeezed in 3 suits, one of them a trump.
16 hours ago
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If partner is weak with the blacks, which many here suggested, why did he not bid 2 over 1? At least he won't have us guessing.

Trust your partner: he has a big hand. 1 was probably lunatic but he's got away with it. Do not make him happy by passing your 28 HCP in a partscore.
May 23
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It's much better to play the double for hands you are likely to hold, not for ones you are unlikely to hold. And those hands are the T/O double shapes.
May 22
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Now it's a clear no. 30-40 years ago it would have been a clear yes.
May 22
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I'd keep redundance. When you have realized you have chosen the wrong path it will come as a relief when you realize that you haven't.
May 22
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An example:

1-(1)-2-(2)
3-(p)-?
Now how do you bid something natural under the 3NT level?
May 22
Gábor Szőts edited this comment May 22
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Showing stoppers seems illogical to me. What if you don't have a stopper in either of the two suits?
May 21
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I'm surprised at the number of club leads. Would not East double with the A, knowing almost for sure that a club ruff was coming?
May 19
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With that said, I think a good rule of thumb is that you can make only one cue-bid after your T/O double, the second cue-bid is natural.
May 19
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Correct, I have just tried to edit one of my posts from yesterday and I couldn't.
May 18
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I'd bid 2 if I had 4 of them.
May 18
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My stance: don't lie about your distribution. If nothing fits, cue-bid and hope.
May 18
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There has to be an upper strength limit for that.
May 18
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You can edit it any time.
May 18
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This is one of my pet topics. How many cue-bids make it natural? In this case I think one is enough. All other hands can be described by bidding spades, some number of NT or a repeated double or a red-suit cue-bid.
Of course the initial double makes 2 a strong bid already. 3 only increases suit length and quality.
May 18
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Unfortunately I can't provide you with exact details. North's pass showed at least 3 clubs, that's for sure. Logically I don't see how they could determine if the have at least 7 clubs.
May 17
Gábor Szőts edited this comment May 17
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Of course West could have chosen a different route on more than one occassion. But I can't alter the fact that this was the opening lead problem which the West player faced.
May 17
Gábor Szőts edited this comment May 17
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I never even look at my hand again after this sequence. Partner is aware of the existence of the game bonus.
May 16
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