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Why 4, if we can make it, pard most probably will raise to game himself.
March 15, 2013
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A little underweigth for a double last round. But I'd still have doubled.

Now I show a good raise to 4.
March 15, 2013
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Natural slam try, strong (4 losers) 2-suiter.
March 14, 2013
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If partner has the K he'll cash it, whatever I play. If not, I want him to continue hearts, before a heart trick dissapears on diamonds. Thus I follow with an encouraging 4.
March 12, 2013
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Would never open 1 and show a 5-card suit. 1NT is clear IMO. Easy raise to 4 now, 3NT isn't an option to me.
March 12, 2013
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You're first poll alternative seem to tell us that the hearts do ideer break 4-1. With that knowledge, what's the point of asking how we'll play the hand?

If I play a heart honor at trick three, and RHO follows, I take the hearts, return to the club queen and cash the A. I have all the tricks if clubs behave or if the opponent with 5+ clubs is squeezed, holding the A or QJ.
March 10, 2013
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For me it's absolutely forcing. And I play far less forcing passes than many do. Here there's no doubt for me. You might play differently, though.

Btw, if 3 doesn't make this pass forcing, bidding 5NT seems pretty far out to me….

I do however agree that 5NT is a very good alternative I failed to consider.
March 8, 2013
Harald Berre Skjæran edited this comment March 8, 2013
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It's not Brown Sticker. I don't understand the second poll alternative.
March 8, 2013
Harald Berre Skjæran edited this comment March 8, 2013
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I'm happy with letting them play 1NT, which might Even fail, as I believe they'll score more playing in clubs (or defending).
March 7, 2013
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I'm making a forcing pass, hard to find anything better.
March 7, 2013
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What's the range for the 1NT bid?
March 6, 2013
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IMO partner asks me if I have a 3rd round control. I have, thus I bid the grand.

I expect partner to have something like Axx AKxxx A AKxx.
March 5, 2013
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With computer scoring you don't need to do any rounding. But publish only two decimal points on board results and more, ifneeded, on total standings to separate contenders.
March 4, 2013
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Max Bavin, I suppose?
March 3, 2013
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If you divide by the number of tables, you Get +9.9 for bidding the slam and -1.1 for staying in game in the example you look at. The difference is 11 IMPs, which is mathematically correct.
March 3, 2013
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East was on lead.
March 2, 2013
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The ten second pause after the skip bid should me more than plenty to decide.
March 2, 2013
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As others I'd have bid 7 over 5NT. Now I bid 7.
Feb. 28, 2013
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I really don't understand this. I've played Acolish systems for ages before changing to a 2/1 version some years ago. A jump shift or a junp rebid by opener after 2/1 (10+) has always been GF in my book. I understand that it's very different in England from what we're been doing here in Norway.
Feb. 28, 2013
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If double doesn't show a GF hand with hearts, I don't understand the logic used. Anyway, I haven't got a double, whatever it means. The hand doesn't fit a t/o double, nor do I think I have the strength for a cooperative double.

To me the choise is between pass an 3. I might be overbidding with RHO having a strong hand with hearts and clubs, possibly 4-5. I'm bidding 3, though.
Feb. 28, 2013
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