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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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I miss Hungary from the list. IMO, we have a very strong team.
June 6, 2018
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This is difficult to answer without knowing your overcall requirements. For example, as I play it, overcalls show opening values so this is a weak hand without encouraging features.
June 3, 2018
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I think splinter is only in the opponent's suit. Other jumps are fit jumps.
May 30, 2018
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With the hand in question, the bidding as I think it should go:
1-1NT
2-2NT
3NT

This is probably going down but then what?

I don't think there remains too much science after responder's weak continuations. Opener places the contract based on the information he has. So over 2NT in the above sequence everything is to play, maybe the only exception being 3.
May 30, 2018
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1-1NT-2-2 should show 5 hearts. With four, and less than 2 spades, you have 2NT to show a 3-suiter (or both minors).
If you almost have 8 HCP's you might even upgrade to a 2 bid as the least of evils (you'll play 3NT on 24 HCP's is that terrible?).
You should not bother too much, however. This is the dark side of Gazzilli, you have to swallow it.
May 30, 2018
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3 for the lead, showing spade support at the same time. Who knows we may even be cold for 4 if partner has a black 2-suiter.
May 29, 2018
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I guess 3 by South is missing and actually it was North who bid 4.
In which case all blame goes to North for not bidding 4 or take over completely.
May 29, 2018
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Thank you for the comments.
May 28, 2018
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Declarer is 4234, a black suit lead is out. No point in leading the A either, why release a doubleton honour in declarer's hand and lose the tempo. Nothing to make make refrain from the normal lead.
IMO, everyone leading the A is doing it because the hand was presented as a problem. Take it back, fellows, lead the 2 as you would at the table.
May 27, 2018
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