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2N followed by 3N is 4 and a spade stop, the way I play. I'm not sure what else it would show, unless distinguishing HCP ranges.
July 15, 2013
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What Jim said…..
July 15, 2013
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Some partners (the ones who rebid 2 with 5 and play that high reverses show extras) want 4 pieces for a raise to 3.
July 14, 2013
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why can't you pass?
July 14, 2013
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Why would I ever want to transfer to ?

I'll xfer to and bid 4N. Hopefully, if partner has a min, he can scramble 10 tricks. His hand is too wide ranging to pass, IMO.
July 14, 2013
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4 on that hand is very poor hand evaluation. How is the opening leader to guess that declarer has, at a minimum a slam try, and the opps have almost all the high cards?
July 14, 2013
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If you want to get to 6, you might try 4 now.
July 13, 2013
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What else can 5 be?
July 13, 2013
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Not when I promised 4 hearts.

R.I.P., Davey Jones.
July 13, 2013
Larry Sealy edited this comment July 13, 2013
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partner's jump, if LHO passes, shows a sterile minimum with 4 spades. 1S, is usually 3. But over 1H, partner has no reason to offer 1S on 3, so 2S should be a good minimum. Still, I have a K that may not be well placed, so will go low.

I would have just bid 1S on the first round. Not sure what the neg dbl gains.
July 13, 2013
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Abstain. I should have bid 4C instead of 4S to set of forcing pass. Now, I have to guess, since we are not in a FP situation.
July 13, 2013
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What Bernie said.
July 11, 2013
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I played on a Spingold team with Erik as a teammate in 1991 (I think). It was in Vegas. Only time I ever met him, but he seemed like a very nice guy.
July 4, 2013
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Hopefully, you lead face down, so there are no penalties for the lead out of turn. :)
July 3, 2013
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I'm bidding 3. Maybe partner will bid 3N with Qx. Will raise 3 or bid 3N over 3.
June 18, 2013
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I don't think double has to be strong. But if played that way, 3 is surely a better bid than 3. Partner may be 4-5 in the minors.
June 18, 2013
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Not explained above. I would have bid 2 over 2 (assuming U/M). 3 now, even if forcing, sounds like xxx.
June 18, 2013
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that sounds about right. Bidding 4 is too much over a 1st seat opener. It's really punishing a 3rd seat opening.
June 18, 2013
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Yes, 1 first, then Dbl.
June 11, 2013
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I play 2N then 3N is 4 hearts and a stopper. 2N then 3 is hearts with no stopper.
June 11, 2013
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