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All comments by Jordan Lampe
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You have amazing support, a singleton, and an ace as well. Your hand got a lot better knowing there are 5 spades over there.
Sept. 12
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I would do whatever I was planning on doing when I chose to bid 3.
Sept. 12
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A negative-free bid is non forcing, but it is supposed to be constructive, isn't it? Why didn't I raise to 3 the first time around?
Sept. 12
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Yes.

Specifically, there's a social problem here: If every single claim followed the law strictly, it would be a lot more time and effort than people collectively want to take. Think about how unions sometimes cause trouble by “following rules to the letter”. The problem, as we note, is after everyone is sloppily claiming for a while, somebody makes a sloppy claim that isn't true … or is only true if the Declarer knows he has to play a high diamond before any high hearts or that the trumps have to be played in the right order …

What we are doing here in this thread is trying to see if we can keep claiming simple and easy while still being “fair” in these tricky cases. And so far the answer is that there is no easy answer.
Sept. 11
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So now I can always claim with “I have a 100% line” and I get the benefit of the doubt? Sweet!
Sept. 10
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No, but it might be suggesting we have a good sacrifice at the 6 level.
Sept. 10
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I should have said “inviting a sacrifice” or “suggesting that 6 might be correct” or … I don't know how to word it in a way that some BW reader won't misconstrue.
Sept. 10
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Not according to the voting!
Sept. 5
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Where have all the diamonds gone?
Sept. 3
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Or to put it another way, if I wasn't going to bid 3 now, I should've bid something other than 2NT last time.
Sept. 3
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So for you, 2 guarantees 6, I guess.
Aug. 31
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Then I need more details about OP's system to comment intelligently!
Aug. 30
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Bonus question: You open 1 in /first/ seat with xx AJxxx Axx Axx and the auction proceeds as above. Now what?
Aug. 30
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I might have 19
Aug. 30
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I'd bid 2 and if I end up in a 6-0 fit, well, there's worse things in life. Sometimes I open a weak two opposite partner's void also. Does that mean I give up my weak twos?
Aug. 29
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If Partner thinks we can take 9 tricks in no trump, isn't +800 better than +400?
Aug. 28
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The way I play it is that 2 asks for my minor, and if partner pulls 2 to 2M, that means he had clubs and longer M, and is going to play 2M. If he really had a 3 suiter with short diamonds, he should've started 2.
Aug. 28
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Sounds like you double counted the downgrade of the QJ to me.
Aug. 22
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Interesting. Looks like we should subtract a point for the stiff honor.
Aug. 15
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Do the results change if you change the stiff to a small doubleton and move the Q elsewhere? Make the hearts AKx for example?
Aug. 14
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