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Leading A?
Sept. 2
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8 seems obvious. I took the 4 as showing KQ…
Aug. 26
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Win J, continue J
Aug. 24
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I prefer my partner’s preempts to have NO defense. This hand does not qualify.
July 20
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South should have rebid 3, clearly establishing a fit. Then further bids are in that context, allowing the X by S to be properly interpreted as “bid 4 if you have no defense”.
July 20
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The 7th club upgrades this hand. Easy rebid as well.
July 20
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I play a strong club - 2 = natural. Better yet, use your strong 1N defense replacing X with 1N - 1bids are natural and full opening bids.

Meckwell have always espoused showing shape first, they use full range. I have some confidence in their bridge acumen…
July 11
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I’m referring to opener’s shape. As responder, you are controlling this auction and asking opener questions. And who said that 1N denies 4 cards or more trump support?
July 5
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Moved
July 5
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I play a 4card major, strong club with a weak NT, and I'd be interested in the current thinking as well. Where might I look find a gently used version of “Control the Bidding”?
July 4
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This hand can go in a lot of different directions, including down 1or2 if opener has a flat mirror - say Kxxxx KQ Qx Kxxx, or making 6 with a perfecto - say AKxxx xxxx AKxx -.
Shape is critical here, so I opt for a forcing 1N.
July 4
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Corrected - thanks
June 30
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South - the 4N bid is inexcusable.
3 is the bid…
June 30
Kurt Schneider edited this comment June 30
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On the last board, there is an alternative line of ruffing 2 hearts in dummy and dumping the 4th heart on the DK. This succeeds when diamonds are no worse than 42 and spades are 31 or diamonds 51 and spades 22. Is this not a better percentage line?
June 20
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FYI - this is our defensive system to SA or 2/1. HUM but ACBL legal.
Over 1m…
X - 4/6-14 with 44 or 45M, or 15+ Bal or 18/20+ 1suiter, or 15-18 2suiter
1M - 4/6-14 with 4M (for mins all hcp in the major), should have equal/longer other minor when only 4M (support doubles), rebid longer minor; or 9-14 with 6M
1N - 4/6-14, 3 suit T/O, responder bids with 5card suit
2m - 0+ 55+M
2om - 4/6-14, 4+m/5M, or 6+m
2M - 0-8 6M
2N - big M/om 2 suiter
3x(non cue) - intermediate JS, 13-17NV, 15-19V

5om332 hands - with doubleton in om, then bid 1N, otherwise pass unless rebiddable minor AKQxx or better, then 2om
5M332 hands, overcall 1M

(Typed on iPhone, hopefully makes sense)

EDIT: misread post but typed already, do with what you want…
June 19
Kurt Schneider edited this comment June 19
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So after a pass Richard, what is your call after South offers 4 and partner passes?
June 12
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Is this a trick question?
June 11
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Extended range weak 2’s were HUMs…
May 28
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I'm not arguing that the Director wasn't wrong, I'm simply stating that the poster didn't know that the Director was wrong at the time of the ruling. Consequently, he had to ask for a belated adjustment.

I play many HUM methods - but before I play them, I have copies of all pertinent Chart references and any written approvals obtained from the ACBL with my convention chart.
May 28
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Moved
May 28
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