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In my experience, invitational jumps do not exist by a passed hand because those hands would have already been opened on the 1 or 3 level.
March 7, 2018
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I still cannot imagine a hand which is a 3NT rebid but did not qualify for an 1NT opening.
Does it show 6M?
March 4, 2018
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I would ask EW what double of 3 would have have meant for them.
If it encouraged a diamond lead then the hesitation conveyed nothing new to East: West might have doubled with A109x.
Feb. 26, 2018
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Shall I also share my experience level?
Feb. 26, 2018
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What I say in these circumstances is: ‘No agreement but I have an idea.’
Feb. 26, 2018
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After I said ‘no agreement’, are the opponents entitled to ask me about what my guess is?
Feb. 26, 2018
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Natural, invitational, the same as 4 would be. With a GF you bid 3 first then support whichever minor you have fit in.
If you played 4 as forcing, you'd have to give up the invitation for no good reason.
Feb. 26, 2018
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Of course you are right. I was assuming natural continuations.
Feb. 23, 2018
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I hate to repeat this again but my answer is dependent upon the definition of previous rounds. If some previous bid has limited my strength, my 3NT would be to play. If not, my 3NT would be unserious.
Feb. 23, 2018
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Mollo and Reese are entertaining and instructive at the same time. None of the rest qualifies.
Feb. 23, 2018
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We are not going to stop below game after announcing a combined minimum of 24 HCP's.
To play 3 as a sign-off is a waste. What are you going to bid with the 7-11 point diamond hands?
Feb. 22, 2018
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With one partner I play both 2NT and 3 as invitational, non-forcing. Not that it is necessary, just for the sake of simplicity. With a sophisticated structure you can handle all hands from invitational up with 2.
Feb. 18, 2018
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Sometimes system gives me no choice. Why should I give up upon a choice also when system offers me one?
Feb. 17, 2018
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Where is 4 cards in the major, any number of diamonds? Or shall I rebid 2NT with xx, AQJx, AQxx, xxx?
Feb. 16, 2018
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Or a Meckwell-like approach.
Feb. 16, 2018
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Do we know if 2 is forcing to game?
Feb. 15, 2018
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Which is exactly what I do with one partner.
Feb. 15, 2018
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My experience shows that if we cannot make 3NT and we have no major suit to play and we have insufficient strength to undertake 5m then we are going down in 4m too.
Anyway, why cripple the system for such small targets?
Feb. 12, 2018
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I'm overwhelmed. I passed at the table and was greeted with this dummy: AKxx, 98xx, KQJx, x.
Feb. 12, 2018
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I'd vote for moderate extras but the answer depends heavily on what opener's rebid shows.
In the structure I recommended in a previous thread, opener bids step 1 with all minimum hands. Under those circumstances it would make no sense for responder to show strength so his 3NT should show a slam-unsuitable hand (and of course not enough strength to continue).
Feb. 10, 2018
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