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What do you do with 5&4 and 8 or 9 HCPs? I like 2S over 2D as invitational. Partner can pass with a minimum NT opener. With less I simply transfer to 2S.
Nov. 2
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What do you do with 4S-6H and 10HCPs when partner opens 1NT? He could have 4 Spades and 2 Hearts.
Nov. 1
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After 1N-2-2-4 is a balanced slam try with a heart fit.
Oct. 29
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He has been a director for many years, but does not direct full-time.
Oct. 27
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Agree, but not after a Stayman or transfer sequence.
Oct. 27
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“KANTAR’S RULES ABOUT ASKING FOR ACES AFTER ONE PARTNER BIDS NO TRUMPS By Maritha Pottenger
5. After a 1NT opening and 2C Stayman inquiry, a jump to 4C is Gerber (Ace-asking).” I guess Kantar is no longer relevant???
Oct. 27
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“Anyway, I think most people play 4♣ as a splinter in this situation, thus asking 4♠ without asking 4♣ is strange.” Where is you evidence that most people play 4C as a splinter???
Oct. 27
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As I said above, the comment was made before the 4C bidder could get a word out of his mouth.
Oct. 27
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I did.
Oct. 26
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I guess my thoughts are that an experienced player who is also a long-time director should know that this is improper at best.
Oct. 26
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Who announces the response and when? My partner passed four spades and before he could even open his mouth LHO made the comment!!! I certainly couldn't say anything until partner had passed.
Oct. 26
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He was not the director. I didn't call the director or file a recorder memo. 72% for the game was 11 pts better than second.
Oct. 26
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He said two keycards without the queen before I could say anything.
Oct. 26
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I was pretty sure that when partner bid 3D she had diamonds, but felt I had to bid 3H. When she bid 4D I had no reason to bid on.
Oct. 17
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As the director?? He didn't. I certainly didn't think I could say anything.
Oct. 16
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I usually start off by saying to the next person.

”Right you have a couple of choices. I'll explain the options and the consequences and then you must make your choice without consulting your partner.

First..“

This didn't happen. The director first words were, ”you can accept the bid". After partner bid and the director didn't stop the action, I thought I had no choice but to proceed. Of course we had never discussed this so I fell back on logic-what would partner have done if the bidding had been 1NT-2C-? We play systems on after a 2C overcall of our 1NT opening. Next, I was between a rock and a hard place, do I say transfer are just bid 2H. I felt the safest thing was to say transfer, although if I had taken some time I would have realized that this could be construed as UI. Hard to make this conclusion, given the bizarre events and director inaction.
Oct. 16
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What if he responds 3S?
Oct. 13
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Why: “A simple modification of the Rodwell Convention is called the 3344 Convention; the name was suggested by Joe Sacco of The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club.

After hearing support for the major at the two-level (2♥/2♠), responder needs to know whether major support is three or four cards and whether the opening points are a minimum (11/12-15) or a maximum (15/16-21). To investigate, responder bids 2NT*. The responses by the opening bidder are:

3♣* shows three-card (3) support and a minimum opening hand 3♦* shows three-card (3) support and a maximum opening hand 3♥* shows four-card (4) support and a minimum opening hand 3♠* shows four-card (4) support and a maximum opening hand”

Using 2NT keeps it simple and partner doesn't have to think is this Spiral or not.
Oct. 12
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2NT Spiral asking North about his heart raise number and quality. https://www.bridgewebs.com/ocala/3344%20Convention%20and%20Spiral%20Raises.pdf
Oct. 12
Marion Gebhardt edited this comment Oct. 12
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Partner must surely read 4C as choose between diamonds and spades.
Oct. 11
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