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All comments by Larry Sealy
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4 is Majors for me. A subsequent bid does not cancel this.. The 4 bid must be taken in the context of the original bid. If you have a hand too big for a 4 bid, then DBL first or bid 5.

So, 4, then correct to as stated above.
April 16, 2013
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3 has to be flexible. No reason it has to be a spade fit. Without agreements to the contrary (described in the problem's description), it is the only forcing bid, other than 4 (or something above 4). It may get you 5 when you want to be in 4. I'll live with the chance that clubs is better than hearts to avoid this. 4 is a huge underbid.
April 14, 2013
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Strange 4 bid.
April 14, 2013
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I play this as 3 places to play as well. I have about an A or K in extras for this. But have it covered if not playing this way. Can convert 2C to 2H.
April 14, 2013
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I like the 3D-3H-3S with a 5-5 slam try, as well. But without that option, I have to bid. Not sure I have a slam force, though.
April 14, 2013
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OK, maybe I misunderstood Ron's comment. I thought he was using that example as a possible hand for this auction.
April 10, 2013
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Actually, it's whether to pass 3. Partner must have longer/better spades to bid 3.
April 10, 2013
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Partner wouldn't bid 3 with that hand.
April 9, 2013
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We do have clear direction. We have a known 8 card fit.
April 9, 2013
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Greg, I prefer not to splinter with your hand since it is asking a lot from the (presumably) weaker hand to evaluate for 6/7. If you bid 4, your partner should bid 4, now you can KC and re-KC. Your partner, with the 2 major Kings and Q may be able to tell this is enough for 7 when you show all the KC and trump Q.
April 9, 2013
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I think it's highly likely partner has a strong NT. I'd like to steer him to 3N, if so, while also getting in LHO's way. So, 3.
April 7, 2013
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I wouldn't have bid the first time, with such a poor suit.
April 6, 2013
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Why is 2 a GF? This is certainly non-standard. Assuming a 17+count for partner with 4-5+, although I have poor fitting cards, i have extras. Surely, more than 2NT was called for on the previous round. At this point, who knows? I'll guess to bid one for luck.
April 6, 2013
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I'm not sure why, when I didn't bid Black over 4, I just woodenly responded to 5N. We have all the KCs, the trump Q, and if all suits break, 13 top tricks. Surely partner has a King for his Blackwood bid. The question is whether it is worth the risk to bid 7N. If he has the J or J or 3 clubs, 7N will have either be very odds on. So, the question is how many other pairs will bid a grand. Since there is no description of the field quality, I will assume it is good and bid 7NT. If a weak field, I could offer 7.
April 6, 2013
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100% agreed.
April 6, 2013
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1) I would have opened 1, for whatever that is worth.
2) 3 = Western Q? Surely if shows a club raise, right?
4 will allow partner to show a heart control, which is likely needed for slam.
April 6, 2013
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Totally agree with Henry. Will bid 4C next.
April 6, 2013
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I don't understand the explanations:
2 = 8+HCP,6c+D
3 = 11+HCP,4c+H
These are not self-consistent, unless I'm misinterpreting something.
April 6, 2013
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I would have doubled, with the club fit the decider. On this auction, my hand is huge and worth a Q. Passing would be, well, let's say misjudged.
April 6, 2013
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Yes
April 6, 2013
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