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Then, you'd probably be dealt aces and eights, John.
Dec. 12
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I don't know what people mean when they say “better minor.” If it means I might open 1 with 3-3 in the minors, count me out. If it means I will open 1 with Kxxx and Axxx in the minors, but 1 with Axxx and Kxxx, also count me out. I know some people systemically open 1 with 4-4 in minors. That's fine, though they might run into trouble when it goes 2M-Dbl and you don't have a stopper, but at least I know what they are playing, and I also realize that they have other, logical reasons for doing what they do.
Dec. 10
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I went to the SD Zoo and really enjoyed it. Best zoo in the country, according to ratings I've seen (and me, as well, though I haven't been to all that many).

It was $46 and change with AAA discount.
Dec. 5
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True. Axx is better. But if partner has nothing in the suit, you may want to play a 5-2 or 4-3 major.
Dec. 3
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I'd bid 3 with that hand.
Dec. 3
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I would usually have a non-positional stopper (Axx or Ax), looking for help in the suit.
Dec. 3
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It was hot as hell tonite (last nite, technically).
Nov. 29
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I thought it was fine today - and I'm normally hot when others are cold.

Biggest issue is that there is only one men's room (and likewise women's room, I'm sure) on the entire floor, that I can find. It's best to not wait until the break(s).
Nov. 28
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Krisp Pizza delivers pretty late (but not after the last session - maybe until 10 pm). I thought it was good, but I'm not from NY or Chicago.
Nov. 27
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I would also only bid 1. In my younger days, the decision would be between 2 and 3, not 1 and 2.
Nov. 21
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Tommy Sanders, I believe.
Nov. 17
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That's basically the crux of the problem for me. If I thought my question distracted him, I'd give him a chance to take the Pass back. If not, the pass would stand. I guess I would have to be there to determine the answer.
Nov. 16
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I'll transfer, then bid 3. If partner then bids 3N, I'll try 4.
Nov. 16
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If no way to show a 2-suiter, I'd have overcalled 2. That would leave me an easy 4 now.
Nov. 15
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Do I have any way to distinguish between good and bad raises? Namely, what would 2N by partner have been?
Nov. 15
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Haven't seen you at a tourney in awhile, John.
Nov. 15
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If K lead could be from A OR K, how would you find out if your partner has the J (or even A), when you don't have the J? And if the lead could be from AK or KQ how does partner how what to do with J?
Nov. 13
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Marty,

I would double with that shape (depending on the hand), as well. But I wouldn't bid 2. I'd pass 2 and hope for the best.
Nov. 11
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All are correct, but 3 could be no shortness with 6 card sppt for minor, though rates to have shortness. I don't think I've ever bid it w/o shortness, but I can envision Kx in partner's major and 6 card support for the minor and just under a 2/1.

We can get out in 4m.
Nov. 11
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Had the 3N bid come up once in about 3 years of playing) and got to a thin, cold slam when opener had bad spades. It doesn't come up that often. Then again, needing to make a distinction between invitational bids doesn't either.

Agree with the can't do everything part. However, if you stuff the real good raises in with 2N, you could play the wrong part-score (unless you play 2N is forcing, which seems unplayable, to me). And if 3N is all unbalanced, big raises, it seems like opener could be guessing (I know the shortness is most likely opener's major, but you could be 2-1-6-4, with the shortness the key). Opener might have to guess whether to bid over 3N.
Nov. 11
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