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Thanks David. I think some people prefer not to have 2 be this range of hcp due to other hands that come up with problems. I wouldn't say that either way is standard lacking previously discussed it.
an hour ago
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If partner has the upper range, he can qbid 3 or bid 4, or double them if they compete. For penalties only if you pass.
2 hours ago
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David, I like the excitement of clearing something up by sounding even more confusing.
Split range.
Low, middle, high.
Partner bids 2 only with low or high.
So partner's 3 is the lower range, just a 6th heart. You're lucky this time. You could have been in a 5/2 heart fit if you don't play it this way. Even with better hcp and not this dia holding.

It looks like this was purposely left out of the OP and nobody asked.
4 hours ago
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If partner has a pass or just a spade raise, my 11 hcp has a chance of meaning nothing to him vs being gratuitous info to opps.
8 hours ago
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Sometimes passing is OK.
This is not 1 of them.
Irrc in Meckstroth's book “Win the Bermuda Bowl With Me” he says they have a partnership understanding that you don't have to have the perfect hand for every bid you make.
This hand is too close to a 1 bid for some.
Too close to a 2 bid for my partnerships.
Getting my 6 card suit in and having or not having a fit is important.
My hand is not always 100% preemptive. If partner has enough strength, he can ask with 2N. The probability of my 6 hcp outside of spades working somewhere goes up. My 3 rebid tells partner I have a hand like this: better than I would for 3 or 3, but not good enough for 3 which would have a better suit and a singleton or void.
9 hours ago
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Doesn't 3 mean no way in the world you could possibly have a hand this strong?
Partner could have 7 hcp and 4 clubs and pass?
12 hours ago
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Space?
Nah. How else can we preempt ourselves with guesses worse than the opps can? The harder to get right, the better we feel.
13 hours ago
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Looks unfathomable to insinuate opening something other than 1 may have changed the destiny of this hand.
Wouldn't it be more likely some secret by 6 or 7 bids?
Voids?
16 hours ago
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The OP doesn't have a range for 2. I detest 5-20.
So 3 is < 12.
17 hours ago
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I saw 1N with 2 suits wide open described as -2000.
A long time ago it used to be avoid NT with xx. Especially spades. A Detroit double called for a spade lead.
I think it's actually legal to open 1N with 7222.
Oct. 17
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The appeal of opening 1N has something to do with the descriptive nature of a hand. How does 2 AK's in 2 suits and nothing in the other 2 do that?
Oct. 16
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This hand is about surviving.
Which could be too late.
Can I hope partner bids 3 over 2N?
Oct. 15
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Yes and no. Don't lock your mind up. Defenders and declarers.
Oct. 15
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I don't play attitude leads. But I would lead the 8 or not lead the 8 from either one depending on the auction, contract, my hand, where I am hoping to get our tricks and how critical it might be that partner shift fast.
Oct. 14
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Maybe partner can't do anything about this auction.
But if he can, I think he would like me to do ONE thing that is in my range.
Oct. 14
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Partner's best answer was probably “sorry”.
Sometimes hard to do.
Especially when the question could have been something else.
“Oops for what you just did”. Or silence.
Oct. 14
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If I can determine that I have to make it while the other team goes down, I might try to make it with the A on my left and the A on my right.
Oct. 14
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I play rdbl is a double neg. Partner does whatever opposite a bust.
Oct. 13
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Because my hand is so distributional, I decided to mastermind. Can't imagine how partner can have what he is supposed to for 3 and how Rho can have what he is supposed to for a penalty double.
Oct. 13
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It seems like 1st learning the game, getting hands like this was exciting. Making 6 or 7 dias or hearts. Savoring the moments. Going down or the opps have earn my attemtion later.
Oct. 13
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