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All comments by Harald Berre Skjæran
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Actually, I'd like those developments over 1NT!
After (2M) p (p) I have an easy dbl, showing a max with defense.
After (p) 2m (p) I raise to 3m.
If partner bids 3m over 2M, I rebid 3NT. 3m should show extra strength.
Jan. 5, 2013
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1NT wouldn't be forcing for me over 1. (Actually, I play 1NT NF also over 1M in a 2/1 structure - which btw is quite normal here in Norway.) I prefer 1-3 to be INV with <3 diamonds.
Jan. 5, 2013
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No fake jump reverse or jump shift for me. The alternatives, lacking something conventional to show such a hand are underbidding with 3 or slightly misrepresenting the hand by rebidding 3NT. I prefer 3NT.
Jan. 5, 2013
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A trump stands out IMO. The queen is probably correct, but the seven might be the winner in practise.
Jan. 5, 2013
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If 3 is s natural invite, that's my bid.
Jan. 5, 2013
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You'll be on lead yourself if they play there….
Jan. 3, 2013
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Clear 1 for me.
Dec. 21, 2012
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2 just show 4 hearts for me here. It doesn't promise extra strength. I'm forced to bid, and without real diamonds, spade stopper og club support, 2 is the only bid available.

I play reverses and new suit at 3-level as strong always - 1m (1M) 2om (p) 2OM is the only exception, where a reverse doesn't promise extras.
Dec. 19, 2012
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With 5-6 I normally open the sixbagger. Exception may occur (strong 5-card and weak 6-card suit). I don't reverse without extras. I've seen 1-1, 2-3N, 4 to reach 5-3 fit.

I believe my style is expert standard up here. The poles I know open 5cM with 6cm.
Dec. 17, 2012
Harald Berre Skjæran edited this comment Dec. 17, 2012
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5-6 for me, expect partner to double with 4-6.
Dec. 17, 2012
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Much easier with transfer advances….
Dec. 15, 2012
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How do you get responder to play 3N after a 1N opening.? :-)
Dec. 6, 2012
Harald Berre Skjæran edited this comment Dec. 7, 2012
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2 isn't a GF for me. I can't conceive 3 over 3 to be antydning but a GF. A gentle raise to 4NT is enough now, I believe.
Nov. 28, 2012
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The best way to learn opening leads is to kib my partner these days, Nils-Otto Eliassen. He is the best opening leader I know of. You won't find his most successful opening leads in any book. I haven't got a clue how he finds some of them - he's just a natural.
Nov. 27, 2012
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Partner showed a distributional minimum by bidding 2. I'd have passed 2. Partner is 6-4. I'm definitely passing now.
Nov. 21, 2012
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Agree with Josh, I believe pass is the winner. And even at MP.
Nov. 10, 2012
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And give your partner and opponents UI about your hand????
Nov. 6, 2012
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4 is forcing for me.
Nov. 4, 2012
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Holding a full opener, I'll cooperate towards slam, starting with supporting clubs.
Nov. 3, 2012
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