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Thanks everybody for votes.
I feel better.

Partner's hand was:
AQTxx
9
KJ9xx
xx

In 4 you're going -800.
They lead a top club, A, top club, club ruff, diamond to the ace, club ruff.
You're going down in 3N.

An impossible pass of 3 is maybe +800.
40 minutes ago
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Always a fun story.
an hour ago
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More to come. Maybe a bump or 2 in the road.
June 23
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You will probably never convey this hand at any time ever to anybody. But what if partner can get something about his hand to you?
June 22
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Meanwhile, back at the ranch, in context of this auction the actual north hand was not that hard to predict. You can call the situation at the beginning whatever you want. But if you're calling it the same thing now, you're just being stubborn.

I'm calling it too hard to cringe and pass 2.
June 22
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I don't think Lynn's persistence with Astro has contributed anything to helping somebody that has posted a problem find a solution.
June 22
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The cc has hcp range. A lot of people have 15-18.
I admit this would be the opponents responsibility to look.

But the part about this hand being unsuitable for a Nt overcall seems like an undisclosed agreement.

I admit to being pedantic, because an opponent being damaged is rare.

I wouldn't try to get a ruling, but somebody else might.
June 22
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Richard.
I think your views may be unexpected by mainstream opponents.
June 22
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I had a partner I told you must double with 9 hcp.
June 22
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Does your partner alert your 1N overcalls?
June 22
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The real problem is - just get rid of all those hypotheticals that nobody wants to hear about - and bid your damn hand - 3.
June 21
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So that range is wider too. Can you have 19 hcp?
June 21
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Partner never knows that you have 17 hcp and a diamond stopper, no matter what you rebid because you didn't bid 1N.

So the t/o double has a wide range. Then you may have to overbid on your rebid. And you and partner get it right.
June 21
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I have 17 hcp and a dia stopper. Don't waste anybody's time with your 20/20 hindsight telling somebody they can't bid 1N.
My partner was armed with good information at his first turn.
We may not have a fit and if partner has his rated 3 hcp, these hands don't play well.

Yes, defending 2 leaves me so unrequited. So I'm leaving.
June 21
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I feel like we may be playing hell just to make 1 spade. Can't get there though. Them's the rules.
June 21
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I don't think I need to preempt our bidding space with a 2 bid. It's not like my hand just keeps getting better ever since the 1 bid.
June 21
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Maybe the successful 3 openers didn't look like this.
June 21
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Counterintuitively, I want it to be easy for lho to do something which will be informative, then so will whatever partner does help.
June 20
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I'll try a different phraseology.
The opps stopped in 1N.
Partner didn't raise diamonds.
He didn't bid 1N.
Declarer could misguess our diamond holdings.
Declarer didn't raise hearts.
Andrzej posted this problem.
In matchpoints I don't mind being antifield sometimes.
Most will lead diamonds.
Maybe there is something better for a good reason - not just a guess.
June 19
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Declarer can hold you to 2 spade tricks.
June 19
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