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All comments by Harald Berre Skjæran
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I'm overcalling with this. I need the S9 and some heart texture to double.
Sept. 10, 2012
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That's a clear raise to 2.
Sept. 10, 2012
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The reason is that many have more wideranging overcalls, setting the limit for doubling and bindding a suit higher than 17 hcp, of course evaluating suit length and quality too.
Sept. 10, 2012
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I bid 4 first, but have changed my mind, and bid 4NT now. I'm probably influenced by 4 showing a void in my methods. I would definitely have bid 2NT here with most example hands given for partner above.
Sept. 10, 2012
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A clear 1 overcall to me. Not strong enough to double. Plan to double 2 for t/o next or rebid 2 if possible. 1M from partner shows 4+ and is forcing.
Sept. 10, 2012
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1NT is also a more descriptive bid, since it tells more about strength than 2 does.
Sept. 4, 2012
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xx AKxx Kxx AKQx seems like a normal hand for a 2nd double to me. Double followed by 3 shows a hand too strong to overcall 2.
Aug. 31, 2012
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@Henry. When one member of the AC would chose bid A and one seriously consider it, it's an LA by definition. The AC godt this one wrong. The TD should have been present and educated the AC on this matter of law and avoided this error.
Aug. 29, 2012
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Andy and Michael is right. There can never be a situation where two LAs each can be suggested over the other by the UI. The difficulty in UI situations is that it might be very difficult to determin which, if any, bid is demonstrably suggested by the UI. And what often happen is that the TD or AC disallow a successful bid, eventhough the demonstrably suggest clause isn't fulfilled.
Aug. 29, 2012
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The way most people in ACBL play, you probably mean. Here in Norway very few play it like that; there's several other methods in use here. I'm not sure about the rest of Europe, but at least in the nordic countries there are many versions of the forcing (or INV+) 2NT raise called Stenberg. Alvar Stenberg's convention outdates Jacoby, btw.
Aug. 29, 2012
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Agree completely. To me 6 over partners forcing pass looks more or less automatic.
Aug. 15, 2012
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Voted 4, but abstain would really be my vote if possible. A stopper asking 3 overcall seems obvious to me.
Aug. 15, 2012
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What did XX mean? I normalt play MANCO, where XX show two or three smalt clubs. But that's not standard, I guess.
Aug. 13, 2012
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I'd definitively have bid a heavy 1NT last round.
Double now shows a penalty X of 1, and hints at defending 2x, if partner can convert. Afraid they can make 2, and this prefer 3 now.
Aug. 12, 2012
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Agree wholeheartedly. I have a very good memory of a knock out match nearly 21 years ago where we started off with three consecutive disasters at our table. No comments or reaction from neither of us. Just taking the next board. In the end we won comfortably.
Aug. 8, 2012
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I'd not have less than AKQT8x to use those capital letters….
Aug. 8, 2012
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In a former partnership, I always opened a balanced 11-count. We opened all these hands 1, playing transfer advances, with 1-!NT showing 10-12 balanced w/o 4c major. We often played 1NT where many got to 2NT.
Aug. 7, 2012
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Agree - that's the only way to avoid giving UI in these situations.
July 27, 2012
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Bridgebase have their inn app downloadable from the app store. It's completely different from the web version, but works pretty well.
July 20, 2012
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She was dealer….
July 19, 2012
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