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partner made a penalty double, now I'm making another one.
9 hours ago
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Although I understand the intentions, I don't know of a law that allows the director that sort of latitude.
10 hours ago
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sorry to hear you're not going Don. Hope everything is ok.
14 hours ago
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I prefer to play 0314. I prefer that my opponents play 1430.
14 hours ago
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I sat on a national committee with this very question. It appears that US West coast and European players play 2 of either major as drop dead, but US East coast players play 2 as drop dead and 2 as invitational (and neither has ever even heard of playing it differently than their way).
Nov. 18
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I like to keep this as ambiguous as possible so we can have a cue bidding sequence where neither of us knows the trump suit.
Nov. 18
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If I had just one bid with east I'd bid 6nt, so pass seems out of the question. Perhaps my partners take the jump to 4 more seriously than op's partners?
Nov. 18
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Thanks for your answers, I figured this would be as unanimous as any BW poll can be. The story: my wife opened this playing in a very limited game (she has 200 MP) with an up and coming but novice(y) partner. Her partner bid 3NT with a clear bid, but fairly crappy hand, and it went down 2. She went running to the director (a pro) to ask what went wrong, and he said my wife should downgrade that hand and open 1. I think that's crazy, especially at matchpoints, and suggested to her that when a pro is talking to a potential client they tend to be overly “diplomatic”, and so I suspect that if my wife had gone up to ask he would have said her partner should downgrade her hand and just invite.
Nov. 18
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K&R (KQT KQ9 874 AJ62) = 14.45
DK = 15
Nov. 15
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Thanks all, playing in a 1st time partnership on the actual hand I guessed the X was penalty and passed, my partner had a 4-3-1-5 6 count and meant it as takeout.
We got lucky and collected 200.
I guess that Debbie and Michael R need to have a discussion….
Nov. 13
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I believe standard is the 6 asks you to bid the grand with 3rd round control. I'm guessing you bid 7 with the Q and 7 with shortness, though I don't recall this being discussed by any of my partnerships.
Nov. 12
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At least they went plus….
Nov. 12
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you are North. Neither of your partnership has taken a bid other than pass until S X. I'm asking what do you think it is, then wondering if showing your actual hand changes your mind.
Nov. 12
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sigh… fixed thanks Martin
must be tired, that's how I remembered the hand LOL
Nov. 12
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sorry missed a pass, the hand in question has only passed.
edited to reflect that. thanks John
Nov. 12
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thanks Adam
Nov. 12
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I thought this was a very old committee hand where a scoundrel bid 6
Nov. 11
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Agree with Larry, but 3 after the double was the underbid of the year, and with a suit that can play opposite whatever N should have for a double should be rebid.
Nov. 10
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North should double 2D
North should have opened 1C (16+)
North should have bid 3 or 4 spades over 2D
South shouldn't have passed 2
North should have opened a 4 spade preempt
all of the above merit a vote, IMHO
Nov. 8
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there's a quick 64 matchpoints taken away (I agree with you, Art,
but “displaying” a cell phone costs a full board)
Nov. 5
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