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Well, 1NT certainly did not deny spades. 2 may not have denied spades. But an undefined 3 surely did deny spades.
July 7, 2018
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Opener did not raise 1. Nor did he bid 2 over 2. Nor did he bid 3 over 3. And 4 is natural? Give me a break.
July 7, 2018
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IMO the only time you ought to superaccept is when your hand improved so much that you regret not having opened 1x (planning to rebid 2NT).
Otherwise, in my and in my opponents' practice superaccepting resulted either in going down in 3 or partner having a hand with which he would have invited anyway.
Superaccepting helps only when partner has a hand with which he almost has a slam invitation. And for such hands any superaccepting method is fine, the one described in the original post having the merit of not revealing opener's hand entirely.
July 7, 2018
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BTW, I don't think the idea of ranked answer polls makes sense. Why are we interested in second choice? And a simple poll does the same, the most popular answer is probably first choice.

As an extremum, consider a ranking poll with these options:
A. I take the finesse (concrete situation immaterial)
B. I do not take the finesse.

These are mutually exclusive, so those selecting (A) in a normal poll would rank it as 1st in a ranked poll. Percents would be the same.
July 6, 2018
Gábor Szőts edited this comment July 6, 2018
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And to me as well. Moreover, after selecting 1 for the 3rd line and 2 for the second one, I could not select 3 for my 3rd choice.
July 6, 2018
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If I understand correctly, East doubles if North has a weak hand with diamonds and South has a strong hand with diamond support but he does not double if the opponents' strength is reversed.
July 4, 2018
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How strong is the opening leader?
June 28, 2018
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A rebid of spades is not a rescue action, it is constructive. However, we play it as 5+ spades with GF values so with a weak hand we only have an immediate 2 response available and with an invitational hand we have to jump rebid spades.
June 25, 2018
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South's hand with an inadequate heart stopper and no source of tricks is a warning against notrump, and he suppressed his long suit.
North should have realized that South bid NT only when a gun was held against his head so he should have lookedet for an alternative contract.
That is, about equal blame.
June 25, 2018
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I also have a totally different approach. When a minor is agreed, cue-bidding is off and so is last train.
June 24, 2018
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1-loser main suit, outside stoppers, shortness in partner's suit.
June 23, 2018
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Can it be South had a club among his spades and did not remember he had promised only 3 spades?
June 22, 2018
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With the actual hand I would bid 3 then 4 (and immediate 4 would show the same distribution with a minimum hand and weakish hearts).
With hand 2 I would bid 3 as well but I'm going to make no further sound.
With hand 3 I would have probably not opened at all but now I bid 3 to show no direction.
June 22, 2018
Gábor Szőts edited this comment June 22, 2018
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Some overcall on 4 HCP's. Some require opening values. A matter of style.
June 21, 2018
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South might have chosen to double instead of bidding s. He does not quite have game forcing values and as far as he can tell all 3 outside suits could be playing.
June 18, 2018
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Close. Partner can have 3 small hearts and declarer or dummy ace doubleton in hearts in which case I might regret my spade lead.
June 18, 2018
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You can say that all those who did not vote for Russia were right.
June 16, 2018
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Why were NS given 13 tricks? I don't think the percentage play in diamonds is low to the queen.
June 14, 2018
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Even 1st after round 8! However, it must be admitted that we have mostly played against weaker teams and to be a 5-man squad may also come as a disadvantage when you have to play 528 boards in 11 days. I hope the boys will have the required stamina.
June 8, 2018
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I think the England football team is good enough to progress from its group.
June 8, 2018
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