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I'd rather say traditional. But I'd like to have a way to stop in 3, which might already be too high, on my light 55 vs. my partner's 10 HCP.
May 17, 2018
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I used to be an advocate of option 3. Not any more. To force to game you have the cue-bid (and game bids) available. Why force to 4 when 3 might be your limit?

That is only my stand-point at the moment. In reality I'd expect my partners to take 3 as forcing. This post is a good reminder to discuss the matter with them.
May 17, 2018
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They are going down.
May 14, 2018
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North issued a grand slam try with 5NT. South had a side suit worth 3 tricks more than previously announced. Are we really looking for whom to blame? South had a clear 7 bid instead of 6.
May 8, 2018
Gábor Szőts edited this comment May 8, 2018
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I wonder whether the pass over 2 is alertable if it is forcing partner to reopen. Is it not similar to the pass in a support double situation, which we do not alert (or do we)?
May 8, 2018
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4. 3NT may go down if Q is with LHO or diamonds are our weak spot.
3 does not show 5 and a later 4 might be misinterpreted.
May 7, 2018
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As 2 then 3 is forcing, this is the only way to show an invitational 55.
Small target? Yes, but splinter in clubs is not big either and a forcing club raise can be bid via 2 then 3 (or some fancy jump).
May 6, 2018
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Not particularly good hand and I have no bid to describe that my 31 is in , not in . That is, no point in bidding further, take your sure plus.
May 4, 2018
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I love to bid NT with Qx.
May 4, 2018
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I guess partner played an ‘impossible’ 9, to stress his singleton . It may not have been the best idea but I'm not going to punish him for being over-creative.
So, A for me.

EDIT: I guess I am being over-creative, not partner. He must have an even number of clubs.
If that is 4, declarer is either 5512 and I will have to lead a spade in the hope that declarer is extremely weak and we can score 3 minor suit tricks and 2 in spades. That would also explain why partner, having KQx,xxx,J10x,9xxx did not compete in diamonds.
If partner has a doubleton club then declarer bid strangely, having 4414 shape. But then again, a spade lead is safe now that declarer has thrown away a club trick.

All in all, you were right.
May 4, 2018
Gábor Szőts edited this comment May 4, 2018
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Borderline. What I would surely not rebid is 2.
May 3, 2018
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1-1-2-3 is not dreaded any more in a Gazzilli structure, 2 being limited to 15 HCP's. Your continuations might be:
3: 55
3: only 54, no 3 spades, no stopper
3: 3 cards
3NT: stopper

Note that with a weakish 64 you shall rebid 2.
May 3, 2018
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For us, 3 would show a hand too weak even for a simple raise.
May 3, 2018
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I would not play IMP's with a partner who does not know IMP scoring.
May 2, 2018
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He had 2 quick losers in hearts and 3 in clubs. So I don't think there's a clue there.

Also please note that these were intermediate players so to bid a slam they had to use Blackwood anyway.
April 27, 2018
Gábor Szőts edited this comment April 27, 2018
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Yes, ‘his wife.’ ‘If he wanted to know…’
April 27, 2018
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I can't see why declarer could not have been 5323 (yes, I gave the correct length card). In that case not covering would be fatal.
April 27, 2018
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RHO was the wife.
April 27, 2018
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LHO should have his balls removed.
April 27, 2018
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Thanks for the votes. Here is the full hand: http://bridzs.hu/result/3894/3283/18imp1b11-4.htm

I held the hand in question and chose to double. Partner led the 4. Declarer, who now knew that to finesse was futile, went up with the A, took two rounds of trumps (mistakenly), then led the J.
At this point partner could have saved the day by playing low but of course he covered. Now declarer could discard his clubs on dummy's diamonds, take the ruffing finesse in clubs, and had only one heart to lose.
April 27, 2018
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