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What about 4n as the forcing minor hand?
I would not have risked 5s being passed out if starting with 5c…but there appears to be room for both a flexible invite and slam force.

4n-5x-5s
5c-5x-5s

Assuming 4N shouldn't be ‘to play’ which frankly wouldn't suprise me that much.
Oct. 27, 2016
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Well, if the prempt was a major, it would likely be a 6-4m hand…so possibly merit here to have it 6-4M. But I have a feeling some folks might play it as a ‘good’ 5m bid in all situations.
Oct. 27, 2016
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I dont think the W cards are worth considering an upgrade. There isn't much to say about the auction after that. Except perhaps W doubling down with their decision…the hand was worth an upgrade based on the merits of the H suit, so should probably bid them again.
Sept. 12, 2016
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Probably some gerber thing happened…
April 21, 2016
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Anyone else expect to see the Q for this be based on how much $$$ you've spent in the acbl?
March 27, 2016
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1x (p) 1y (2w)
X!

I only ask because a megamillions pair played this as pen and never alerted.

Seems obvious though…an alert these days would likely point to support.

What is the expected no-alert meaning then? T/o?

Pen needs to alert too?
Feb. 18, 2016
Jacob Vrooman edited this comment Feb. 18, 2016
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I give up. Which one is it?

Wow, just wow.
Jan. 22, 2016
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1D or 2D seems sufficient? I mean it's fun to postulate the optimal usage, but at the end of the day, it is the understanding that in a partnership where stuff like this is ok, pard can do what they want and your role is just catching.
Jan. 20, 2016
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Having an agreement probably defeats the purpose of unsheathing it.

If they had bid it's obviously showing a good 3d bid…offering penalty or demanding competING. Here, you already had your $…has to be reveal a psych…so, see above.
Jan. 20, 2016
Jacob Vrooman edited this comment Jan. 20, 2016
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I think “probably” is an overbid…I don't like plucking hands, but i'd take a moment to look at some insta passes with 5 spades that are GOOD games.
Jan. 14, 2016
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I'm jealous of your system understanding…I would never had thought this pass wasn't forcing–probably even after pard told me.

Though, in this case I'm not sure it changes my bid. QX…LIGHT THIS UP.

Though, I do play xfers here, so would not be in this predicament…GCC now!
Jan. 14, 2016
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Really tiresome…so many of these bw death hands clog up this forum. Get the hint…do something substantive about it.

Throw 2nt rebid in your strong 2c opening, opening it up for this hand

Play a limited system opening up 2n for this hand

Play a conventional 2c rebid to include this hand into

Just always over bid and stop asking

Just always underbid and stop asking



Jan. 14, 2016
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“You can decorate absence however you want – you're still gonna feel what's missing.”
Jan. 14, 2016
Jacob Vrooman edited this comment Jan. 14, 2016
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Two no. Seven no.
Jan. 12, 2016
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They don't come up often, but moose do make an apperance here. This is one the few positions where I think two-way x's work (t/o or pen).

Yeah if openers rebid is 2m or 1N it is more clear, but looking at my yar with short M, what else can it be?
Jan. 11, 2016
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2 also allows for pard to make a cheap invite with 2.
Jan. 9, 2016
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With 4+ you can do whatever you want….without I go out of my way to bid 1N…regardless of whether I'm in range.
Jan. 7, 2016
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Thanks for the comments everyone. I had two motives for posting.

1st; obviously a genuine interest in peoples' opinions – there was a situation where this opportunity presented itself; though, I didn't even consider it until after-the-fact. Upon reflection, I felt as though it was an opportunity missed for a kind deed. It appears almost no one shares this viewpoint. Zach sums up the sentiment pretty well above.

2nd; I knew it would draw the type of ire illustrated in the comments and this is not an isolated occurrence. In posts and comments, folks are moving mountains in an attempt to unearth specs of cheating in all things. Whether this is en vogue or just opportunities taken to purport moral superiority – it's draining.

Fine if you can't fathom how an act like this could be genuine and be carried out with no expectation of reciprocity. Fine if you are concerned with the logistical accountability for the scenario. Fine if it just doesn't “feel right.” But, please sheathe the cheat sword for relevant battles.

I appreciate the participation. It's clear from this population that it's best not to try this. But come on, some of these comments are bonkers. I do see some have edited upon clarification so make sure you are clear on what the scenario is.

A simple synopsis – no scores are being changed, falsified, recorded incorrectly – at the end of the match you go to the director and say you won. Just like you always would.

Edit: It also appears the ‘pro’ nature of the scenario may be altering perception – I only included that to make the ‘state of the match’ more clear. Obviously it could be a regular team where it's known the weaker pair/player is put to the test or even a situation where you have just benefited from some very ‘strong’ views that are not likely to be duplicated by anyone.
Jan. 5, 2016
Jacob Vrooman edited this comment Jan. 5, 2016
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Lots of sympathy for the 3 bidders – leaves 3N in the picture. I'm surprised, in the safety of a bidding problem, there were no muses of direct 3N
Jan. 4, 2016
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Well yes, the point is that in the compare you would allow your opps a reprieve from “+90” “-1100”…if it didn't alter the result of the match (you winning)
Jan. 4, 2016
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