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All comments by Harald Berre Skjæran
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Espen Lindqvist.
March 25, 2019
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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, 2019
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I don’t understand the poll…. I’m putting down my hand as dummy, unless opps bid something.
March 20, 2019
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2NT shows 11 hcp (or a very strong 10) in my world.
March 19, 2019
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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, 2019
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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, 2019
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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, 2019
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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, 2019
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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, 2019
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Best game ever.
March 9, 2019
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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, 2019
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Richard: I’d play the same card playing standard or upside down count. Standard in Norway is to play standard remaining count, playing standard and UD original count playing UDCA; which translates to the same card. There’s a check box on our system cards for subsequent count; original or remaining. I don’t think I ever seen anyone playing UDCA and remaining count.
March 8, 2019
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The late Willy Brown (WyB(tG)) had a very simple rule for this. 2NT is never natural in competition, except when it IS.
March 8, 2019
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Agree with Mark. 2NT asking for the minor is a terrible agreement. You need a bid to show you’ve got game interest or better.
March 7, 2019
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I guess 630 and 690 are 3x and 4x +1.
March 7, 2019
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Steve: I hope north would call the TD instead of bidding with that hand….
March 7, 2019
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Returning the 7 from A9754 would be readable as high and showing an even remaining count. Partner will most of the time be able to read this as a five card suit, not three, most of the time.

This is normal carding methods in Norway, where leads and count actually is the same signal. We lead low and give count by playing the lowest card first from an odd number, and lead and give count playing high from an even number. That means we lead 3rd from four, but can lead 2nd from H532, and normally play/lead 4th from a six card suit.
March 7, 2019
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But you don’t, most definitely not.
March 6, 2019
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Common up here too.
March 6, 2019
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It’s t/o-ish. Most probably a balanced hand with exactly four hearts. With 44M and the strength to bid twice I’d have bid 1 first.
March 6, 2019
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