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Hello all. My thanks to Yuan Shen for posting this problem because I wanted to see how the Bridgewinners community would vote on what seems to be a easy balancing situation in a IMPS match that I kibitzed on BBO. If you pass, you avoid EW possibly finding a making spade game with West holding K654 A AKQ1054 Void while East hold J1093 K75 762 742. At my table, the person with the South cards passed. At the other table, South chose to make the reopening double and West decided to rebid 2D with everybody passing.
July 3, 2013
Joe Veal edited this comment July 3, 2013
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I would ask when it is my turn to protect myself and partner because there are several different meanings of the 2nt rebid in any Precision system(support/non support of spades). This seems to be in very poor form for a Precision pair to not alert.
July 2, 2013
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I agree with Shuster's comment about the 1S call. I abstained because of after the first mistake, the second is not recoverable.
July 1, 2013
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i misclicked, I would bid 4nt, then 5nt to look for 7 with this hand..
June 30, 2013
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I abstained because I held that hand and made the wrong call at table..
June 30, 2013
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I have a question. What is 2 after the 2 transfer in Ari/Eugene's approach? If that is takeout, that would be my call, however dangerous, it may be. In fact, I agree with Ari's call of pass based on the fact that there was no 2 call when Eugene had the opportunity.
June 17, 2013
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I abstained because I was the sub who played with Yuan. I believe the disaster was caused by my 3nt bid because Yuan has a redouble to keep me from running and I believe that my hand should be on the poll with various options. Yuan, do you remember my hand? I do not believe that Yuan should bid 4 for various reasons(lack of partnership trust, too good of a hand to run etc.).
June 14, 2013
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Hi all, I bid 4nt as pick a minor since it is only call that makes sense. To Yuan, brutal hand to pick up with a first time partnership because you have to make some sort of cuebid to describe your hand because double and 3 is dubious and you have the duel problem of deciding if partner is playing Leaping Michaels and if he/she would apply it in this situation. Unfortunately, you were not given a easier problem that I presented to my opponents via 1-Pass-3(weak)-to you where 4H is 100% Micheals. I can see the other disaster happening where you bid 3 as Michaels and partner playing that bid as stopper ask bid 3NT. You believing Partner is asking about the minor bid 4 and your partner completely confused passes where you make +170, losing 1.
June 13, 2013
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Interesting hand. I concur with Danny as far as the upgrade–I may not have done it because of the lack of good spots and stray Jack, but it is not the worst upgrade I have ever seen. The solution is rather simple because I have a “Burger King” call of 5. If partner reads it as 2 with Q of (1430), 5 is the proper call. If partner meant his bid as hearts and a minor with strength, 5S is a forward going cue bid because my hand grew a bunch after this auction with pard being marked with shortness in spades. Finally, If partner meant his bid as quantative(which is least likely due to Axx in ), 5 is a forwarding going noise in Hearts that will get a 6 call from Partner. The reason why I call it Burger King is that Burger King's main slogan is “Have it your way?”
June 12, 2013
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To Bob H, your possible answers could be true if one assumes that partner had forgotten the aforementioned agreements that Barronen had. I only disagree with opening 2c, but that is another bidding poll. To Henry, your possible answer is not a bad one, yet another possibility is a strong doubleton with a max pass(11 count) with issues in the minors, yet that possibility does not work because responder can always bid 3 a minor as a force to investigate proper strain unless one has the agreements that 3 of a minor is to play.

FYI–This bidding problem came from a BBO match in which I was an observer.
June 12, 2013
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Hello all, this hand reminds me of a team match I played online on BBO in which my teammates had the aforementioned hands. 4 was bid and it did get doubled back to the 4 bidder. The 4H bidder rewhipped it back to Jess's hand, in which a 5D call was offered instead of the ingenious 4nt call. 5D was doubled for a substantial penalty(1700, I think) yet it made no difference in the match(at my table, it went 1-P-3(weak)-3–All Pass for a pedestrian -140)—my team was up by nearly 40 and we ended winning by 30 in a 14 board match. The real question is that what is 3 in this auction(stopper ask with a long running minor or Michaels). The next question is that what is 4 in Jess's sequence(stronger Michaels??)?

PS–I enjoyed this post a lot and Jess, you write quite well.
June 12, 2013
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To John Adams, Barronen was playing reverse promises a rebid and reverse drury and no constructive raises. I abstained for two reasons. I saw the hand on BBO as it was happening and this problem is impossible to make a reasonable call because playing these methods, I cannot think of a hand that would not either raise to 2 or Drury that would bid 4 as a passed hand opposite a reverse.
June 12, 2013
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i would have rebid 2 instead of 2.
June 11, 2013
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Hi, Jack. I met you at a tourney in OKC, you are a good guy. My questions about your methods are as follows. What are the 3 level minor rebids(3C and 3D) by opener indicate in your methods after 1 of a major-2c response? First, do they exist in this approach? If so, are they natural, indicative of either length or strength(aka 55 or longer with no idea about strength or promises only 4 either weaker or stronger than 1major-2c-2d(waiting)-2major(fit or not)-3(of a minor promises 4)? My final question is that the “Spear” applicable in a Precision approach or could it only be played in a 2/1 context?
June 10, 2013
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Congrats to the Kranyak team, that performance was UNBELIEVABLE. For the bridge historians, has there ever been a more commanding victory in the trials?
June 9, 2013
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