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Thanks, John is what you outlined above better minor LEBENSOHL?
Aug. 12
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Don't understand???
Aug. 11
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Thanks for your comments. At the expert level are transfer overcalls used much? I take it that you and Barry don't think there very useful against good players. There is one pair that uses them in our club and we always get to the right spot. However, the majority of the players in this club use “stolen bids” and don't know what to do.
Aug. 11
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2 of their suit Stayman without a stopper??? That's the problem there are so many more options when the opponents use trnsfer overcalls, particularly the lower bids.
Aug. 11
Marion Gebhardt edited this comment Aug. 11
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They now play 12-14 NVul in 1st and 2nd position and 15-17 in all other cases.
Aug. 10
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I was playing against a top-level pair in a SWISS event where the bidding went 1NT (10-12HCPs Vul), double by me, LHO practically stood on the table to redouble with his 15HCPs (square distribution), pass, pass, pass. After running my 7 card suit. The opps. yelled for the director. He looked at our card marked 15+ or tricks and said, “What's the problem?” I have never seen them open 1NT VUL. with 10-12 HCPs again.
Aug. 9
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What do you do if partner redoubles?
Aug. 9
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What does partner holding 15HCPs and a balanced 3-3-4-3 distribution do after your 10-12 HCPs 1NT is doubled (penalty)?
Aug. 9
Marion Gebhardt edited this comment Aug. 9
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Sorry, my comment was in response to Richard Fleet's comment, “In this sequence, one is far more likely to want to make a forcing bid in spades than to suggest stopping in 3♠.”
Aug. 3
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With KQJXXX-XXX-X-XXX AT 4S you would be down at least 3 on the actual South hand.
Aug. 2
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What would you bid if you held KQJXXX-XXX-X-XXX? Pass!, 4S!
Aug. 2
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A good question. Do you play it forcing? I guess this could have been the subject of another poll. Thanks.
July 31
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Agree, what are the downsides of opening 2NT?
July 29
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For the 2S bidder, what do you bid after North bids 3D???
July 26
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I don't like splintering with a singleton ACE. Is 4H adequate for this hand?
July 26
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“What in the world was West doing? That was not the question, but if you must know, this was a 6-board Swiss team match and East had just gone down in a cold 3NT contract(also misplayed at the other table) and had let an impossible 4H contract make. West judged rightly so that 6 clubs had a shot at making. Had East made the 6C contract, E-W'S team would have won the match. The question was ”after a heart lead by South what is the best percentage line to make the contract." Kit is right I should have given the entire bidding as it is relevant to know there was not a cue-bid of diamonds by East. It is also relevant to know that the 3C bid by East was supposed to show a hand with more than a minimum.
June 28
Marion Gebhardt edited this comment June 28
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No diamond cuebid.
June 27
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I thought the same as Ken. Why would South lead a heart if he held AK of diamonds.
June 27
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1S-2D-3C-4C(keycard for clubs)-5C(???)-6C
June 26
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I was interested in whether the fact that South did not lead a Diamond would indicate he did not hold both honors. Should this be factored into the decision on what line to take?
June 26
Marion Gebhardt edited this comment June 26
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