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I weigh more on facts and figures than opinions.
If you did poorly in this match, maybe your style that does things like make a t/o * here costs on other boards. Maybe with a different style, partnership confidence, and solid choices instead of looking for places to get away with marginal, lucky choices will have their reward in the long run.
11 hours ago
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With so many control ruffs likely to be needed vs their hearts and clubs, 5 could be a better place than 4.
My distribution could harbinger more bidding.
12 hours ago
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If partner has not so useful values in hearts and my Q may be worthless, maybe I should just bid 3.
13 hours ago
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Some people say never preempt over a preempt. So I fixed that. This hand can be a heart preempt in many situations. Not this one. It can be a very reasonable bid to make based on controls and hcp or a long suit.
13 hours ago
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If I was East and forced to do anything, I would sympathize with West and mean it.
April 23
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You create a problem when you have 1st seat field a light 3rd seat opener by passing 2. People just can't get with the counter-intuition that 1st always makes their most descriptive bid and it doesn't matter what the strength of 3rd seat is. It's now 3rd seat that makes later decisions, not 1st seat. How can this be unethical?

Making 1st seat alert the 3rd seat opener is wrong. The real meaning is that 1st is manipulating their bidding and if they somehow match a light 3rd seat opener, 2nd and 4th seat want to cry foul. Acting like the 3rd seat opener is an alert because light is so unexpected for them.
April 23
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I make the most accurate count lead in clubs that I can.
April 23
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The value of this hand is greatly influenced by partner's heart holding. Partner can raise, bid 2N or pass.
April 23
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Other:

Unless they never get you in a penalty.

Partner makes accurate decisions, but it doesn't work because you had this hand.
April 22
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2 suits to q at the 3 level.
3 would have been with the mj holdings switched.
April 22
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Very easy to get 2 political/non-political groups.
Just bring up 3rd seat openings.
Some 1st seaters are even more comically stubborn and spiteful than 2nd and 4th seaters.
April 22
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I think there can be several different situations for WJO's.
The part I enjoy the most is 2N modified ougust. We can get 3 features into the picture. Hcp, suit quality, and distribution.
April 22
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Can partner have a stiff dia and 2+ heart tricks? We can't even make 4 clubs.
April 22
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Looks like a great place to try get away with a severely flawed t/o *. A better place not to. Your style?
April 22
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3N ?
Looks like a yuge imagination how this is going to play to make that.

Surely you can't call 3N a description of a response to a t/o of 3.
April 22
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I started to bid 4, and decided I liked 3 better. Never occurred to me 3 was more negative than 4.
April 22
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After what I do with more hcp, it's a good thing I only have 10.
April 22
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You mean partner's double was asking me to finally do something smart?
April 22
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Asking a lot to hope 2 is a one and only final contract on this hand and even a good one.
April 22
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Maybe this is one of those 58% lawful times we don't belong at the 3 level, they don't belong at the 2 level.
April 22
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