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In my view the success of X or 2NT is highly dependent upon the number of spades partner holds. If he holds 4, 2NT tends to fare better. With any other number of spades X is going to be the winner.
So before you make your decision you'd better ask a question to partner…
Dec. 24, 2018
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This does not convince me as much as the previous one. I don't know the bidding but dummy had probably bid his 1-loser 7-card hearts previously, so with a doubleton (or a singleton ace) declarer might have chosen to play that suit instead of spades. If we assume declarer is short in hearts then the described play sequence does not seem absurd.
Dec. 23, 2018
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I do not agree with 2. South has nothing in the suit, inviting an opening lead in spades might be expensive. Also, North is short in hearts so if we have the strength to overbid the opponents he will find another call.
Dec. 23, 2018
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X: cards, after which 1st double is TO, further doubles are PEN.
3: majors with longer hearts
3: majors with longer spades
3M: one-suiter, good hand but limited

Over 2NT-3m: X both majors, 3M one-suiter.
Dec. 22, 2018
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What did East do wrong?
Dec. 18, 2018
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Many say South would have doubled 4 with the A. I don't buy that argument. However, the BIT clearly suggested an ace (he may have tried to figure out which suit a double demanded). IMO, that ace could have been in either of the minors, the A is the less likely to be lost. As far as I can see the diamond lead is the least likely to give a vital trick. Also, if North would have led a club and found the ace with his partner, would not everyone claim a foul?
All in all, if it was not possible to award a split score, I'd have let the result stand.

PS. I wonder if the bidding really went as shown. Even if 1 showed 5, West might have found a better description of his hand (3 if forcing, 4 splinter).
Dec. 4, 2018
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I guess 5NT was a general grand slam invitation. Opener looks at his hand and if he has a source of tricks he bids the grand, otherwise he shows his kings.
Opener denied a hand which can count to 13 so now he re-evaluates his hand whether he has something extra. That may be the K but I would bid the grand with 6 diamonds and two sure entries or QJ fourth as well.
Nov. 24, 2018
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Or 2NT=diamonds, 3=clubs (forcing). Has the advantage of opener being able to bid his clubs over 2NT. The disadvantage is that you can't play 3 but it is not easy to win the bidding with clubs anyway.
Nov. 20, 2018
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Again and always, thanks for your votes and replies.
Nov. 20, 2018
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Thanks for the replies.
Nov. 20, 2018
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I meant 1-2-2 did not show 6.
Nov. 19, 2018
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No, we used Bergen raises.
Nov. 19, 2018
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Well, in fact the only agreement was that rebid of the M does not show 6. Whether e.g. the 2NT rebid showed extras was not discussed. This was not a regular partnership and they did not have time to go into details.
I would say both partners expected 2NT and 3-level new suit bids to show extras, if not on points then shape.
Nov. 18, 2018
Gábor Szőts edited this comment Nov. 18, 2018
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Just returned from the play, somewhat exhausted. In my opinion, it is a bit demanding to watch those tablet screens for several hours (we played 60 boards yesterday and 44 boards today).
However, the software is excellent, it provides everything you (or at least me) could imagine. The staff does a splendid job, too. Hats off!
Nov. 18, 2018
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Thank you for your replies. I am writing this in Firefox and the background is blue (which turns grey when I remove the mouse pointer from this box). Issue solved, I think. Only, something happened with either the forum software or the browser.
Nov. 8, 2018
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Normally I use Firefox but I am typing this in Edge. And no coloured background so your guess seems confirmed.
Nov. 8, 2018
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I think he was referreing to responder's rebids.
Nov. 8, 2018
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Too good in the blacks to pass. 1NT would not only wrong-side (or no-side) the contract but make the player with 5 diamonds on lead.
Nov. 1, 2018
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3. Because I am nonvulnerable, so I have a chance to go unpunished even if I'm overboard.
Oct. 29, 2018
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At the site of the Hungarian Bridge Federation there is a list of bridge clubs in Budapest and her neighbourhood: http://bridzs.hu/hu/egyesuletek_klubok/klubok

I think of those it's enough to consider these ones:

Bridzs Barátok klubja (Club of Bridge Friends)
1119 Budapest, Mérnök utca 40.
Play at Wednesdays, 18:00
Parking in nearby streets, I think free in those hours.

Vasárnap: 15:45
Kibic Klub
1016 Budapest, Hegyalja út 5.
Play at Sundays, 15:45

Palatinus Klub
1137 Budapest, Újpesti rakpart 8.
Play every day!

I think there is buffet at these places although I have only been at the Palatinus club.
Also, TD's are quite capable at all places.

Can't provide more information, I myself do not play in clubs.
Oct. 24, 2018
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