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All comments by Larry Sealy
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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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Better alert that Bergen bid as “may be a forcing limit raise,” to fend off the director call after a slow 3. Every time I bid 4 with that hand, I write down +680.
May 28, 2013
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4 by opener should be preemptive. Plenty of other bids to make if strong.
May 3, 2013
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4 should be offer to play. FWIW, I would have started with 2 (Kokish).
May 3, 2013
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RDBL, showing good hand with doubleton spade, to start. Then 3C should be forcing,if a Q would have guaranteed a fit.
April 24, 2013
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P may be able to bid 4 w/Ax if I pass.
April 24, 2013
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I think it a little too strong as well as too inflexible to bid 3.
April 24, 2013
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I don't like bidding 3 with this hand. I'm forced into it if 2 shows 6, I guess, but there is no mention of system constraints. I understand that many like this agreement, however.
April 23, 2013
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The old Beatty 2-Bid was a competitor years ago. It was exactly a 5 card suit, and IIRC, exactly 5-3-3-2 (any doubleton). I think it was 9-12 HCP. Maybe Steve or Curtis is listening. I think 1 and 3 were the same. 2N was possibly natural and Inv.
April 23, 2013
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It takes away their ability to make a slam try, at worst. Who knows whose hand it is?
April 23, 2013
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Although I would always bid, I don't think I can bid, given the UI.
April 17, 2013
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No support doubles by responder and I wouldn't risk a double given the conditions of contest described. You will likely be mulling your opening lead shortly.
April 17, 2013
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I guess I have to change my vote from 4 to 4, then.
April 17, 2013
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Maybe. Depends on the agreed range for 2N. Also, you can probably avoid a bad 4 in a 6-1 fit if you start with a double. If you bid 2N, you'll play s, for sure.
April 16, 2013
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I also play this is Michaels. 2/3 of the 2 suited hands will include hearts and partner doesn't have to guess if they bid 4 next.
April 16, 2013
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