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What do you do with a weak 54 over 1?
Aug. 11, 2018
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1NT is minimum, misfit. Over 1, that is probably 3154 but I can picture 3163 too with weak s. Over 1 it is a 4-card club or hearts suit. So practically as natural as can be.
I plan to play 2 Gazzilli where the weak variant is at least 55 in the minors (otherwise 1NT).
Aug. 9, 2018
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I am going to make proposals to one of my partners and I would like to go slowly.
Aug. 9, 2018
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They don't have a code, they are innocent.
Aug. 9, 2018
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No doubt but my goal is to make a comparison with traditional support rebids.
Aug. 9, 2018
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Thanks for your thoughts. I am not worried about declaring Moysians more than I have been worried up to this time because the hands on which I raise are the same on which I would raise with the current practice.
Aug. 9, 2018
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Playing transfer responses you will always bid your major first if you have a weak hand.
Anyway, 1M as a final contract after 1-1-1M? Has it ever happened in your practice?
Aug. 7, 2018
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It's a disgrace that this thread has been tainted with malevolence.
Aug. 6, 2018
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4m is a limited bid with 4-5 losers. Sometimes partner contributes a couple of losers of his own…
Even 4m might be too high. Punish partner by forcing him to 5m? Really?
Stronger 2-suiters shall start with a double. If you are strong enough for the 5 level you won't mind if the opponents compete to 4.
Aug. 4, 2018
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Those assigning blame to South would surely take out 3NTx to 4, only to find partner with AKx, K10x, QJx, xxxx or something similar.
July 31, 2018
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I agree but the values in diamonds part. How would he bid the same hand with weak diamonds?
July 27, 2018
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Yuan, if they compete how do you recover?
July 22, 2018
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South's bidding was fine. North should have bid 2 over 2. IMO, that was the only mistake they made.
I can also see an element of bad luck. S might have downgraded K but North is sure to downgrade Q if he has it…
July 21, 2018
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It is recommendable to use opener's 3NT rebid to show both majors. In that context, all of opener's bids over 4 can show how much he likes his hand in view of his partner's bidding.
If 3 does not deny spades you are in a much worse situation. 4 and 4 must both show spades, 4NT dislikes everything, while 5/5 shows diamond support.
July 20, 2018
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But ‘NS hadn’t discussed the details of how to continue after this and similar transfer sequences.'
July 14, 2018
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South never knew North was short in diamonds.
July 13, 2018
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Unfortunately 1NT-2-2 is different from 1NT-2-2. North does not know about the heart fit yet.
July 13, 2018
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Was 4 last train? Then S had a clear sign-off, and I think he should already have bid 3NT instead of 4.
July 13, 2018
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All they did was reasonable.
July 10, 2018
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Playing the king is not at all necessary even if East has Qxx or Jxx in hearts and finds the spade shift. Why can't he have 5 spades, when we can duck twice?
Note that West led from a 4-card heart suit and if spades are 4-4 then he might have chosen a spade lead instead of a heart away from AHxx.
Of course after 2 spades they may switch back to hearts but then you'll know to play the king because West would persist with spades not holding the A while his partner has an entry.
July 8, 2018
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