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Close to a natural 4NT. Missing the top two spades is decisive to me.
Feb. 5, 2013
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I have a problem with ‘Recent Activity’. When I click on a link there, getting to the content, the link doesn't disappear from the list. I'm using Safari on an old iPad.
Feb. 2, 2013
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The same happens to me on my iPad. To browse up or down the present page I had to Do the scrolling outside the article window, else I jumped forward or bacward one or several pages. Scrolling down sent me pages forward in the article, scrolling up sent me to previous pages.
Feb. 2, 2013
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7-4-2-0
Feb. 2, 2013
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Dbl=2 places to play, combined with transfers.
Feb. 2, 2013
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Disagree. With Kx i clubs, north is an automatic pass.
Feb. 1, 2013
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5 is obvious on the second hand. On the first it's not as clear, but I'd bid 5 with that one too. 4-3 rates to play not so well.
Jan. 31, 2013
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I'd have opened this hand. We don't need to get to game just because partner have 12-13 hcp, though. Our five controls as a passed hand is a surprise, but they won't take more than three tricks. Add in a riff, and you have for tricks. Our eigth loser hand won't bring much more, I'm afraid. If partner can't move over 2, I strongly doubt we're missing a game.
Jan. 19, 2013
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I'm passing. If I were going to bid, I'd raise to 3, not rebid 2NT. Partner's 6-bagger is more likely to bring us to ten tricks in hearts than to nine tricks in NT.
Jan. 19, 2013
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Wholeheartedly agree with Phil. I still have fond memories of a KO match 21.5 years ago where we started off with three disasters at our table, putting us some 33-36 IMPs behind. Not a single word was uttered by me or my partner. The opponents seemed a little rattled by this…

We pulled back most of the deificit by half time, and won the match handsomely in the end.
Jan. 17, 2013
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Normally i play 2 as NF and 2 as conventional INV+.

In a previous partnership we used transfers in this sequence.
Jan. 15, 2013
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I normally play whatever carding methods my partner prefers. But my preference is norwegian leads (similar, but not exactly like 3rd/5th - I lead top from 2, 3rd from 4, 4th from 6 and lowest from odd number) combined with UDCA.
Jan. 14, 2013
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Agree. My preferred method is UDCA.

But with most people here I play std count (originally Norwegian count, which is still called over here) and upside down attitude. This is expert standard where I play.
Jan. 14, 2013
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I'd alert 1-1NT (and of course also 1-1) if playing Flannery (I don't). That would be correct here in Norway IMO.
Jan. 14, 2013
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It should be possible to bid the grand after a 3NT rebid.
Jan. 11, 2013
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Jan. 11, 2013
Harald Berre Skjæran edited this comment Jan. 11, 2013
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Me2. I bid 2 also then.
Jan. 7, 2013
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Indeed, far better. But still far off.
Jan. 7, 2013
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Sorry, didn't read the OP carefully. I don't want to defend 2 undoubled, maybe not doubled. If a double now were t/o, that would be fine with this hand. But it's penalties by default without other agreements, I suppose. Though t/o might be best. I try 3, if partner bids a major, I raise to game.
Jan. 7, 2013
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I make a forcing pass. We doubled their 1NT and they're running; they can't play 2 undouble.
Jan. 7, 2013
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