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Yup, I would open this 2NT (with puppet that/transfers doesn't miss a major-fit)
4 hours ago
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depends on agreed meaning of several bids.
AND: 3 preemptive? in 's, with 's? that may influence applicable agreements
Jan. 21
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I've bid my 6-5. Partner may need to know my -control to place the contract.
Note: in my book 2 agrees 's as he did not bid an immediate 2 showing better 's.
However: I would have another problem as we open this hand differently and then a -bid would be on the 3-level. Reaching an optimal contract would be much more difficult then.
Jan. 18
Ig Nieuwenhuis edited this comment Jan. 18
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this is what Namyats was made for …
Jan. 18
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What's the upper limit of a ‘light’ preempt?
Jan. 16
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since the opps showed 2 suits:
could partner be offering a -stop and not a -stop?
Jan. 14
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I'm the doubler, BUT:
I have agreements about this kind of sandwich-bids
Jan. 14
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About selection
amongst 10 champion pairs
can class be proven?
Jan. 11
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with the agreements given I think X and then 4 over 3 describes this hand as I don't think this is a full GF opposite a 12-14 NT
Dec. 22, 2017
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I used my own methods before I saw “standard methods”: low encouraging :-)
Nov. 28, 2017
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This type of hand is one of the reasons we distributed different handtypes over our opening-bids and customised the followups. I can tell partner that I have a semiGF onesuiter in clubs. We might get too high in 3NT, but opposite the right ace and the spade queen I have play for 5's. So I'm willing to try for the game-bonus and lose an occasional 5/6 imps
Nov. 23, 2017
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System forget by East?

In NL normal to play (as added in the description) that 3 is a good weak 2 in 's.
In that case East has no reason whatsoever to bid NT, which probably lacks a -stop. So my conclusion is that East thought that 3 was a good weak 2 in 's. In that case 3NT is logical (the pause before bidding suggests East did not remember what he plays with THIS partner)
Nov. 22, 2017
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I dont get the voting (I am the lonely passer; so far):
what is the expectation: that partner suddenly has extra values? In that case he would probably have started with any other bid than 2.
I have a bad hand; partner just overcalled and East passed with presumably either very short hearts and most o the spades in opps hands. where are our tricks coming from?
Nov. 22, 2017
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was a direct 3 a consideration?
I would have thought about it very seriously.
It's often good to bid a long minor over the multi directly if you can.
Nov. 21, 2017
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Thanks Gregory.
We were never leading a after this sequence.
Either a trump or one of the minors.
Since partner doubled I chose a minor (to prevent blowing a possible, but unlikely, trump-trick)

So your inferences are not naive to me.
I still dont know any argument to choose a minor; and I've had days to think about it.
Nov. 21, 2017
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3 as puppet
But in my agreements I can ask almost everything about openers hand and then decide where to play with 4NT a distinct possibility; so system-agreements are fairly relevant here.
Nov. 21, 2017
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2254?
With a J and a Q in the majors?
Nov. 20, 2017
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Uhmmmmm …….. (embarrassed silence)

Thanks Buddy. No it wasn't.
In creating th bidding problem I filled in the wrong one.
This one represents the situation at the table.

However: we often disregard the ‘colours’ in bidding decisions except at this vulnerability.
Though bidding at this ‘level’ for us often makes vulnerability less of a factor
Nov. 20, 2017
Ig Nieuwenhuis edited this comment Nov. 20, 2017
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I like Namyats with this hand
Nov. 17, 2017
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was 3 the ‘neutral’ bid? If it is then partner is promising substantial extra's.
If it's not, than I need to know what it promises before I can interpret what partner might mean by 5NT.
Nov. 9, 2017
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