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I meant to publish this in the USBF Junior forum, not that it's a dealbreaker. But if a moderator could move it, that would be great, thanks!
May 25
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I'm guessing this was posted to find out if people are doubling? Too light, and bad if converted. Kit has a nice explanation about dbl vs. overcall with a void in Matchpoints, that I personally like if you're looking for some literature.
May 9
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Pulling to 5 is a great way to go for -1700 in 6.
May 6
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Actually a low diamond was led at the table. I was curious how many might consider that as an alternative.
May 3
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I like the idea of the 2 rebid to temporize, because it really does give some flexibility to make the right invitational sequence with the awful heart suit. But also, just playing some form of gazilli can take away the guess. And I don’t think I could convince myself to do it at the table, even if I like the idea— I could see it potentially breaking some partnership trust on one or two unfortunate results (more at MPs than IMPs).
May 1
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I'm not sure, but the 1st session filled 90 minutes before the event started, so it may just be at capacity. If they do allow fill-ins, it's going to be a tiny number of pairs.
April 30
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You can take away all the 10s and 9s and I’m probably still going for it.
April 30
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Likely 4=1=5=3 or 4=2=5=2 11-15.
April 21
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3N is some 12 to bad 17, probably no more shapely than some 5431. South has full captaincy after the 2N rebid, so it's just a stop bid, no further inquiry for slam.
April 21
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I would probably alert as ART waiting 0-11, tends to deny a 4+M unless 0-4. Sounds like the frequency is weighted towards <GF minor oriented hands, so I would make sure to inform your opponents as such.
April 20
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Well, this is sad :-(.
April 15
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EHAA 2-bids :-0.
April 9
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Finally some sensibility by the ACBL. Can I bring my own hazmat suit?
April 1
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Nice, wow yeah. Some dummy reversal.
March 31
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I’d prefer an auction like 1-1-2N-4N-AP, but I know some people won’t JS in NT with a singleton (or require a singleton honor—not sure if the !J qualifies). A 1 rebid is reasonable too. I’m not sure I like 6 on say a K lead. If K is off we need 3-3 s, though if it’s on we can pick up all 4-2s and maybe one 5-1 if they have suit parity with us in the rounded suits? Seems like a surprisingly good contract, not sure how you ever find it though.
March 31
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well.. we do now :-).
March 27
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I found the matchgame article :-). Your rules make sense. I do feel this is a sufficiently different example though from the one posted in the earlier article (i.e. a more limited responder passing after an opp xx of an unsupported suit). I do like the general principles provided though.
March 25
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I'm pretty sure from serious discussion with a bunch of others once, that this cue is just stopper-asking in standard. If someone decent has another agreement, I'm curious. I feel pretty confident that spade shortness + 4s is not contained in the 3, so partner might have a partial stopper and a source of tricks, they might be strong bal. Who knows.I think we're going to end up in 5m, but no reason not to punt first. Partner with equal in the minors might bid 4N, and with 5+ clubs, might choose 5. 4 is the only bid I can think of that forces game and saves some room. I do not choose to play my 3-3 game.
March 20
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And we should all be at Spring Nationals this week. The world is strange \_('')_/
March 17
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Yes, also known as Robert Forster.
March 14
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