All comments by Harald Berre Skjæran
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I doubt there's a consensus. I know experts who would rebid any of 2, 2 and 2NT AC according to partnership agreements. Pesonally I dislike 2.
Nov. 3, 2012
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Agree on the preempt part, wholeheartedly. I'd open, though.
Nov. 3, 2012
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Not the worst of this type of problems. Curiously, it seems this hand isn't included in Eric Mansfield's “Bridge: The ultimate limits” from 1986, where he included 45 problems of the same kind.

I've had a copy for years. I worked my way through the first 29 problems some 15 years ago, but haven't opened the book since then.
Nov. 1, 2012
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Agree.
Oct. 18, 2012
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That's similar to what I prefer without inference; 1-2 = weak raise or natural 2/1. I prefer 1NT over 1M to be non-forcing.
Oct. 11, 2012
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Natural (quant)
Oct. 5, 2012
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Do they lead A from AK?
Oct. 5, 2012
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I'd raise to game here as most. However, I'd have overcalled 1 last round, not doubled.
Oct. 5, 2012
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A jump to 2 used to show extras. I'd say that's still “standard”. As Bob, I started playing it as Debbie when I played transfer advances over 1. We then played the double over 1m (1) as 4+, and then 1 by opener shows 3 and 2 is considered as a minimum “raise”, showing 4.
Oct. 5, 2012
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The hand can, and should be played out. It's the TD's job to sort out after the correct result, either by adjusting the number of tricks won if he judges that the defense due to use of UI have won more tricks than they should. This might of course be difficult, but it's part of his job. In some cases, it might prove impossible to judge the correct outcome of the hand, and A+/A- might be the correct ruling. But that's very seldom the case.
Oct. 4, 2012
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That's absolutely correct.
Oct. 1, 2012
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I have read the laws, for sure. Getting my district level TD authorization at age 18, and later becoming a national TD at 27, I've godt a pretty good knowledge of the laws. I've also been at several EBL TD seminars through the years, but never directed at international level. Nationally, I've directed close to 30 championship tournaments. But I prefer playing.
Sept. 25, 2012
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Playing with a regular partner, I'd rebid 2NT; conventional GF. It's an overbid, maybe, but we'll find the right strain.
Sept. 25, 2012
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At IMPs I'd lead a diamond, since that's where partner easiest can provide the help needed to set up my suit. At MP I'd be more inclined to lead a spade or the heart jack.
Sept. 25, 2012
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It might be a lot easier to take 10 than 4 tricks, though.
Sept. 21, 2012
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The main problem is rebidding 2 without promising reverse values. Strongly prefer rebidding 2 with a minimum (or 2NT if balanced).
Sept. 20, 2012
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Clear opening for me. But a 1NT response is non-forcing for me, in a 2/1 context.
Sept. 20, 2012
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Agree, I'd also pass a raise to 3NT.
Sept. 19, 2012
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2NT seems right; slow down the auction and let partner describe his hand. The problem, if there is one, comes later in the auction - most probably next call.
Sept. 19, 2012
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Being a passed hand, 2 really can't be forcing or very forward-going.
Sept. 19, 2012
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