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Not close at all.
Sept. 17, 2012
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Yes, You Are allowed to ask declarer about a possible revoke.
Sept. 13, 2012
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That's not correct. The automatic penalties are not in play after the round has ended (L64B5). But L64C applies, thus equity should be restored, and the hand scored as 6-1.
Sept. 13, 2012
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Well, as far as I can see, 1/3 of the overcallers are non-American…..
Sept. 11, 2012
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Aviv: The standard meaning of double in your sequence above is showing a good hand with a good suit. I prefer to play it as don't lead spades myself.
Sept. 11, 2012
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I'd most probably have overcalled 1 at this vulnerability.

To me, a double asks for a non-spade lead. Partner will have to guess what to lead, based on the bidding and his own hand. I'd double at this kind of scoring.
Sept. 11, 2012
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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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