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My view is that after 4th hand bids 1NT the likelihood of having extra strength for penalties is low. It is a bit more likely that you'll have a support double hand type. And what I think is most likely is that opener has the 4th suit especially if it is an unbid major.
I can't prove these ideas based on statistics, though. It's just my feeling.

Therefore, I'd play the double of 1NT to show 4 cards in OM and maybe 5+ cards in the opened minor as well.
Jan. 5, 2018
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Partner may have used that 5 or 10 seconds to determine what type of hand I may hold for my double and whether to double 2 facing that type of hand is the correct bid. Assessing the situation may even take more than 10 seconds for a slow mind like mine.
Still, on average he'll expect less distribution and more defence than I actually have, so pulling the double is indicated.
Jan. 4, 2018
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I can't see how this could be a cheater's agreement. If you pass, you're caught.
Jan. 4, 2018
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If you want to avoid these misunderstandings and keep memory load at a minimum, I suggest a simple rule:

All 5-level competitive bids create a forcing situation.

Yes, it can lead to a bad board occassionally but I believe it is worth the price.
You also avoid committees.

EDIT: I can't make the last sentence to be ‘unbold’.

EDIT2: Oh, I have entered b/ instead of /b.

EDIT3: Rephrased to avoid ambiguity.
Jan. 4, 2018
Gábor Szőts edited this comment Jan. 5, 2018
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Having played Precision for years, I cannot imagine raising to 3 with this hand.
Jan. 4, 2018
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I am obliged to bid 2, that was the reason I bid 2, wasn't that?
Jan. 3, 2018
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Well if partner may have psyched then I bid 3NT, so that this will be the last time he does that (with me).
Jan. 3, 2018
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I voted for AKQxxxx because I would bid 3NT with that even if my requirement were AKQ10xxx…
Jan. 3, 2018
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Frances, what meaning do you think is most useful for the doubles of natural NT bids?
I think hands for either support or penalty are hard to find, maybe best is to show the 4th suit.
Jan. 3, 2018
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You are right. Step 1 could be used both for weak and very strong hands, all other bids reserved for in-between hands.
Jan. 3, 2018
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A very easy to remember and also effective way to play 2 over one is this (opener's rebids):
- step 1: minimum opening, any distribution. Further bidding is natural.
- further steps: extra values, natural with the exception of 2NT which shows 6+ cards in the opened major suit.

EDIT: The rebid of the major is a substitution for the suit of step 1, e.g. 1-2-2 shows hearts.
Jan. 3, 2018
Gábor Szőts edited this comment Jan. 3, 2018
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4 may have already been a stretch, how on earth could it be forcing?
Jan. 2, 2018
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I like this article a lot. It is so instructive to see all the refutations and them logically leading to the correct line.
Dec. 31, 2017
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Play pass and redouble as you play them over the double of a major suit transfer. 2NT and 3 will cater for what remains.
Dec. 30, 2017
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Wilkosz shows a 5-card major and a 5-card minor. Multi shows a 5- or 6-card major. That is, both show a long major.
So I can't understand why Wilkosz is not allowed when you can use the same defence against them.
Dec. 29, 2017
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“However, I prefer relay precision :) ”

Ceterum censeo…
Dec. 23, 2017
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I liked the overtrick story very much. Only I wondered how a team including 3 men was allowed to play in a mixed team event.
Dec. 22, 2017
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The concept of pass then big penalty does not appeal to me. Do you really expect them to select the suit in which you have a stack? What do you do with your stack if they happen to select the other suit? Sell out?
I would do just the opposite: pass then double to show a stack in their other suit so that partner can pass with a couple of trumps. If the do select your stack suit, maybe partner has already acted before you or in the worst case you can sell out or bid some number of NT.
Dec. 21, 2017
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(1) only because

- I don't want to hear 2NT when I am light, so all my rebids show full values. If I can't stand 1NT I should have opened 2.
- I would rebid 2 with Q10xxxx, Axx, Kxx, A and many similar hands.
Dec. 21, 2017
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We play an identical structure against any two-suited overcall:
- lower cue-bid shows our lower ranked suit with competitive or game forcing values
- higher cue-bid shows our higher ranked suit with competitive or game forcing values
- bidding our suits is natural and exactly invitational
- double shows cards
- NT bids are natural

In this context ‘our suits’ are the suits not shown by overcaller, in other words opener's suit and the 4th suit.

So after 1-(2)
- 2 is comp or GF in clubs
- 2 is comp or GF in diamonds
- 3 and 3 are natural, invitational, not forcing
- X shows GI+ values and no orientation
- 2NT/3NT is natural
Dec. 21, 2017
Gábor Szőts edited this comment Dec. 21, 2017
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