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Experienced?
Even more so now after showing Red the T and maybe got done faster.
21 hours ago
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What bidding by anybody else would I like to hear that I want to leave room for?
4 seems a little high, so I'm stuck with 3.
April 26
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A lot of things about this hand are kind of cuspy.

Last I knew you could put 15-17 on your card and essentially play 14-18.

Yes people risk missing games, slams, major suit partscores.

I know it's scary, but doesn't partner always double have about 18-19 for his double back in?
April 24
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2N doesn't say that much. So I thought 3 would be better.
April 24
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My only regret is that I have but one preempt to give for my hand.
Hitoribotchi no yoru
https://youtu.be/C35DrtPlUbc
April 23
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I'm so trump cooed, I need a ray of hope.
April 23
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South Africa eliminates Culbertson immediately.
April 23
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I could only think of one name. What a free spirit. I didn't know.
April 23
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Why can't we still beat this if dummy the K.
Or they block.

I think partner should be careful about unblocking any lead vs ganbling 3N.
April 22
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If any lead is better than the A, you got me.
April 22
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This hand looks too close to 50/50 to sell out to 2.
Last time partner had 5 spades and bidding was still better.
April 22
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I don't play splinters like that, so I'll just say…

If I don't know what to do over 4 by partner, I don't bid 4.

It is illogical to use extra space, then try to show or find out things that we could have done in the space that we just threw away.

On the given hand, I am more depressed passing 4 than I would be going down in 5.
April 22
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West's pass is forcing. My pass is reeponsive.
April 22
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Small club? Certainly not in exciting hcp deviance.
April 22
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Thanks for the corrections.
I wasn't trying to be accurate.
Just have fun with arcane trivia.
Milton Work in 1914 would be decades before Blue Team in 1954.
So at least people would know what a high card point was.
April 20
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Is there anything about what partner's spade holding might be?
Ace, void, stiff?
I do have incompletely disclosed heart and diamond holdings.

And we've got the preemptive spade bidder bidding again (diamond void?).
April 20
Gregory Nowak edited this comment April 20
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I have some things I consider for which 1 I open.
Strength of each suit and the whole hand and how the auction might go. I don't like to have to rebid 3 with a minimum hand. Or 2 with bad spades. So I would probably open this 1 1 and rebid 2 if I had to.

Usually which ever one I do, nobody knows by the results that I had the other available. Or I can second guess my judgment.

If this hand isn't improved by a 1 opener, I woyld forget about it.
April 20
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I didn't like it either. But if partner is on the same page, what he does next can say something about his hand that helps.
April 20
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Surprise, surprise. The opponents always had a rat hole escape to 2, and what have you done to your auction?
April 20
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Redouble is an artifact from Blue Team days when their t/o double just showed points not shape. They had to stop doing it when the Americans started psyching their socks off. The redouble just to show 10+ points ignoring distribution does not work well.
Just bid a 5+ card suit if you have 1.
That's forcing and does not deny 10+ hcp.

Everybody envied the Blue Team, but not this time.
April 20
Gregory Nowak edited this comment April 20
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