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All comments by Harald Berre Skjæran
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Agreed.
May 25, 2013
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I don't see how that settles anything. I strongly disagree that's best. And it's definitely non-standard.
May 24, 2013
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Doubling 1 would never enter my mind.
May 24, 2013
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Here I prefer transfers. I don't play that with my regular partner, though.
May 23, 2013
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4NT, natural. Too strong for 3NT.
I'd bid 4 with a strong spade raise.
May 23, 2013
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6NT just made would expect to score below average.
May 22, 2013
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With a former partner we splitted high with two honors, low with three.
May 19, 2013
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I don't understand why you sat in 4 vul vs not….
May 18, 2013
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The 3 was according to partnership agreement.

If your agreement is MUD (middle-up-down), you'd play the four next, to show exactly 432 in the suit.

If you lead high-low from an odd number, you play the deuce next. With that agreement I prefer to lead the 4 from 432, to make it easier for partner to read at trick one.

If you play low-high to show an odd number, anyone I know lead the lowest card.
May 17, 2013
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If low-high showed an odd number of cards, I'm pretty sure the lead would have been the deuce…
May 17, 2013
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This sequence is very different from (1) x (xx) pass, where pass just denies a clear direction (no preferred suit).

Here, partner ‘often’ has a trap pass, and should be able to pass for penalty also after the redouble. Partner need to make a bid if he doesn't hold a penalty pass.
May 13, 2013
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Three bullets, three trumps and a doubleton spade is not too much to hope for when partner raises my sign off.
May 12, 2013
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Close between 1 and 3 IMO.
May 11, 2013
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Strongly dislike 2, 3 and 4NT. Hard to distinguish wich is the sort call; they're all really bad IMO.
Prefer 1 in stead of 1, but that's a matter of style and agreements.
May 10, 2013
Harald Berre Skjæran edited this comment May 12, 2013
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I think you're partner should rebid 2NT, not 3. Then you could bid 3, and it might be possible to reach 6, though it's by no means obvious.
May 10, 2013
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Actually, I strongly prefer 3 to be forcing here.
May 8, 2013
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Wouldn't declarer duck trick one if partner held this hand?
May 7, 2013
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A negative double at this level doesn't promise length in the two unbid suits. It's only card-showing, and could be 3334/3433/2434/2344, but also includes hands with 54 in the minors.

I voted 4NT=minors, but to me it's a close decision between this and natural. Keycard for spades is clearly the least needed option IMO.
May 7, 2013
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To me there's no doubt 4 is a cuebid in support of clubs.
May 7, 2013
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I really don't understand this. The double of 5 is not a command, it's only trying to help partner on lead unless he's got an obvious lead. Not leading a diamond honor here is beyond me.
May 6, 2013
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