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Are you saying North should have overcalled?
Aug. 30, 2018
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Interesting. Second thought is that I could have T.O. X after E2D response. That may have been the best starting point?
Aug. 30, 2018
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Your comments are what I look forward to seeing and using. Thank you
June 14, 2018
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Thank you Richard Fleet for always helping players with your excellent concise comments.
Thank you for to those for taking the time to read this problem and to vote. Well done.
June 14, 2018
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I would bid E4H because with only 6 LTC and opener's X promising opening hand 7 LTC. We have game going hand using LTC. Also, I do give East's 11-13 support points (4 for Void + 2 for two four card suits other than trump).
June 14, 2018
Gerry Gassman edited this comment June 14, 2018
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Lebensohl is not in our CC and does not apply. This may be a problem. note that my description as 10 HCPs should be only 7 HCPs.
June 14, 2018
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I'm puzzled? My 4 bid showed game or slam points, two 5 card majors (5512) and 1st or 2nd round control. I'm expecting North, my partner, to have 13-14 points and 4315 hand. East next to zero points and 5. West's hand must be 1165 like hand. I'm surprised that N did not prefer and major at the 5 level. Slam is possible, so I'll bid 5 my lower 5 card major. Now N can pass, bid 5 game, 6 for 1st control slam interest. As you can tell I'm just an intermediate player but fairly aggressive. I would appreciate your explanations on your line of thinking so I can learn more about the game.
July 30, 2017
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North opener has 14 HCPs, 5 card suit, A, A and A.
June 4, 2017
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I would not have opened this hand! It's a close call between 2N and 3. I want my partners hand to be declarer so 3 gives him the chance to select game in NT or 4H. Maybe luck prevails but I would not I have open this hand.
May 6, 2017
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We are NS and play 2/1, inv m, etc. East passes and South bids 1. West overcalls 1. N bids 1. East passes. S bids 1NT. How You bid NS from this point?

Edit. My partner said she would bid South 2 instead of 1NT. This would tell her I don't have 4. How should the bidding go on from that point?
May 6, 2017
Gerry Gassman edited this comment May 6, 2017
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Hopefully 8-9 will make 3N at very high but there suit fits where 7 will make as you point out.
Thanks to everybody's comment. We now agree 18-19.
Feb. 27, 2017
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I don't speak to my partner in the same way you might chose. When partner and I review hands there are a few occasions we disagree on an understanding. We try to collaborate in finding out what's the most preferred. That way in those few times we disagree the preferred way brings us together. Nothing magical here, we were just asking does 2N mean 16-18 (Pavlicek has our respect) or the tighter 18-19 that other experts chose?
Feb. 26, 2017
Gerry Gassman edited this comment Feb. 26, 2017
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15-17 is our In range
Feb. 26, 2017
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We play at the Palo Alto Bridge Club in California. It's full for games and seats 50+ tables. Most games are match point but twice a mouth are team games at night or on the weekend. The players are always very nice but want to be winners. Competition level is high and many open players are national known. They play in our open game which fill to sections as 499ers fill two sections. We have a smaller 199, 99 and 49 games at club at and different sites. Some of national players coach a very strong Silicon Valley Youth Bridge group and teams.

I know went on way too long but I love the game and the are very nice players at this club. If you're in the area drop in and play reservation and help are available at http://www.paloaltobridge.com/ . Note there is an reservation system for game that you can use. We often have players from all around our country and many parts of the world sit in on our games. Welcome mat is open.

I'm done. Please back to the question 16-18 or 18-19?
Feb. 26, 2017
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Is a 2N rebid by openers 16-18 or 18-19 in this situation. They are both game inviting. We are trying to make an agreement on the point range for the long term?
Feb. 26, 2017
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Are you waiting for the perfect Hand. 1N. The Dk is wear we want it for now.
Feb. 26, 2017
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Apologies. I did get the direction wrong. W passes and N does what?
Aug. 21, 2016
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Let's speculate what my partner might hare in HPCs in just three scenarios so we can better judge possible responses. my partner might have?High 18 could look
A
AKQJ
Aug. 20, 2016
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Roland Voigt, very good explanation. It's appreciated. Now it's up to me to follow through and form a good bidding habit.
Aug. 2, 2016
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I wanted to change a very bad habit I have. The one vote for NT is mine. For years I been getting away 1N and getting to 3N contracts against lesser pairs and getting top scores. But I get now its the wrong bid. I needed to do this publicly to excise poor bid out of my system. Thank you got your support with your Neg X bids from myself. Nobody bids 1N!!!

Gerry Gassman
My partners thank you!
Aug. 1, 2016
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