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All comments by Jordan Lampe
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Where have all the diamonds gone?
Sept. 3, 2019
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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, 2019
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So for you, 2 guarantees 6, I guess.
Aug. 31, 2019
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Then I need more details about OP's system to comment intelligently!
Aug. 30, 2019
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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, 2019
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I might have 19
Aug. 30, 2019
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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, 2019
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If Partner thinks we can take 9 tricks in no trump, isn't +800 better than +400?
Aug. 28, 2019
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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, 2019
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Sounds like you double counted the downgrade of the QJ to me.
Aug. 22, 2019
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Interesting. Looks like we should subtract a point for the stiff honor.
Aug. 15, 2019
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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, 2019
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Some people seem to think 1NT must absolutely promise 2 cards in every suit … and other people think 1NT is a fine way to solve problem hands such as this one. I admit I don't understand the arguments either way.
Aug. 12, 2019
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In my experience, there are two things that that frightens off new people.

First, is that there are all these RULES to follow. You have to have 12 points to do this and 6 points to do that but that's a 2/1 bid and that's a response not an opener so this other rule applies, etc, etc. It's not so much that the rules are bad, but the sense that if you break one of the rules it's unforgivably bad according to their bridge-knowledgeable peers.

It's usually the case that once you've played around 10 times or so with helpful other players who are willing to walk you through the logic, that you will figure it out enough to be able to pilot on your own. I don't know how to get people to survive the “10 times” though. If I'm running a club like you are, I also don't know how to get the “helpful other players” willing to sit through the 10 times either. Maybe free plays for those coaches or something like that.
Aug. 12, 2019
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Off the cuff, the 2m openers seem okay, but the 1 opener looks like trouble. You say "Responder makes a ‘standard rebid’ without a 5 card major. Okay, so I have 10 HCP and 4351 shape. What do I bid over 1? … 1NT? 2? How does that work in competiton? 1-(1)-? Does X promise 5 hearts now?
Aug. 11, 2019
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At IMPs the upside of acting isn't big enough to risk an accident with this level of partnership agreements.
Aug. 9, 2019
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Doesn't this mean you have to give up the OP's 2NT showing a 4 piece limit raise?
Aug. 7, 2019
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Sounds like we need an article explaining Relay Doubles!
Aug. 6, 2019
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Isn't that … what I have?
Aug. 5, 2019
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What would 2NT the previous round have shown?
Aug. 5, 2019
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