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Very limiting for double.
16 hours ago
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Or you could play Fishhead, in which double is for takeout and 3S is for penalty.
Oct. 16
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Probably no layout where there’s a technical advantage. There may be a tactical advantage if declarer doesn’t know you have the Q (for now).
Oct. 16
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And the second revoke would attract a two-trick penalty. It seems fairly absurd that the additional first revoke actually reduces the penalty.
Oct. 16
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As an aside, some jurisdictions (stupidly) have rules against agreements over the opponents’ infractions. This means that accepting the insufficient bid is particularly foolish, sinc you’re literally not allowed to know what you’re doing in the subsequent auction.
Oct. 16
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For me, the default is yes, although a player may override.
Oct. 15
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Even if he could have been for the double, 4H would be a terrible bid now - double or 4C would stand out.
Oct. 14
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I don't know what he's doing, 5C.
Oct. 14
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Your partner may have already done sterling work pushing them to 5S when you could have defended 4S.
Oct. 14
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Against most opponents, assuming that they don't fully understand any bid at all is a percentage action.
Oct. 14
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I grew up playing that way in Adelaide (where, along with Precision, Acol was one of the two systems of choice for stronger players). When I find myself playing four card majors, I still tend to open as though I'm playing five card majors.
Oct. 14
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The pip could easily be costly when dummy has length.
Oct. 14
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You might reach 6S, either with Barry's SJS or 1D:1S,2D:3S,4C
Oct. 13
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So, I'll alert every single bid then.
Oct. 13
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If this hand isn't worth 3S, what would be?
Oct. 13
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I always wondered about that hand. Is it likely that Reece had a wire on the board - knew that his partner was broke? Otherwise the 1NT looks like a weird gamble that will only pay off if the opponents miss a grand slam, and even on the worst hands it's a pretty bold assumption that the opponents have a grand.
Oct. 13
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If you lead a heart, it should be the QUEEN. Then, if partner wants you on lead at trick two, he might be able to manage it. (Picture dummy with Kx,x,AKxx,AJxxxx).
Oct. 13
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That stratagem is dated somewhat by the number 1300.
Oct. 13
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Do I need six card support to bid?
Oct. 13
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In Adelaide in the early 90s, with hand-dealt boards and paper travellers, we still had hand records. At the end of the first round, people stopped to record the hands on the traveller. At the end of some sessions we went through the travellers.

Oddly, the custom was to record only three hands and leave people to figure out the fourth.
Oct. 13
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