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Richard, that’s not what the law say. I really can’t understand how you and others can interpretation it thus; the law is in fact very clear on what you have to do.
April 16
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Can anyone give me a logical reason to NOT bid 6, disregarding the tempo of the 5 bid (and the number of doubles in the poll)? I would be more concerned about missing a grand than going down in six, and they might easily save.
April 15
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Jxx Q9xxx KJxx A is a real minimum for me, with 7.5 losers.
April 9
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Well, this hand has interiors in the main suit, a nice side suit and only six losers. Clearly a non minimum IMO. Calling this a minimum is something I’d never think of at all.
April 8
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Combination of bad judgement (north) and methods.

We would bid:
1 - 2NT
3 - 3 (natural non minimum - singleton)

and easily reach slam.
April 8
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Pretty often opps are not in their best spot after 1x p p, especially after 1m p p. My experience is that passing out is often a very good option.
April 3
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«In every duplicate event, …. EW …». Seems like we live on different planets. Over here in most events all participants, except fotba stationary pair sitting NS at table 1 moves. The exception being swiss events, where ALL move.
March 28
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Christopher, reread David’s post starting with «No, it does not.» above. David is parsing the law correctly, you are not.
March 27
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Agree, I won’t read the post as posted.
March 26
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Espen Lindqvist.
March 25
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Not sure there’s a standard, might be 5 spades and invitational, though I’ve never played that.

In my methods it’s a GF relay, asking about distribution.
March 25
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I don’t understand the poll…. I’m putting down my hand as dummy, unless opps bid something.
March 20
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2NT shows 11 hcp (or a very strong 10) in my world.
March 19
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If you rebid 1NT with the intention to (try to) make seven tricks without trumps, that sounds entirely natural to me.
March 17
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Really love playing in a 4-2 fit instead of a 5-3, which will happen now and then when partner has to guess wheather you’re 5-4 or 4-5.
March 16
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1, always opening the longest suit with 5-4, no exception (unless opening 1NT ofc).

Over 1 I rebid 2, 1 I raise to 2 with the given hand. Rebidding 1NT over 1 is also possible, and would be my choice playing our version of T-Walsh (over 1 showing hearts), wher 1NT shows 1-2 hearts.
March 16
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DC: Especially in the last decade??? What make you believe that there’s been more cheating the last decade than before? I strongly doubt that’s true.
March 14
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I prefer opener shows only a 5 card major after puppet stayman and not using it to find 4-4 fits at all, that’s done using regular stayman. This way you don’t leak information about openers hand when you’re going to play 3NT (unless a 5-3 fit is found).
March 12
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Best game ever.
March 9
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I never assumed the method I outlined above to be standard world wide, I only told you what’s standard in Norway. I’m not at all surprised to see that other methods are used elsewhere.
March 9
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