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Yes, I have tried the other way of not calling the director and ending up in a disagreement and having to call the director anyway.
Feb. 26, 2018
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Good suggestion. Thanks.
Feb. 26, 2018
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Sorry, I forgot that I had agreed that 2 DIAS was Michaels.
Feb. 26, 2018
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Was I wrong to call the director? I suspected that he had the two Aces in his hand, but I had not seen them at that point.
Feb. 26, 2018
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At least 6-5 with longer clubs than spades
Feb. 26, 2018
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Bidding 3NT or 4Dias and giving the opponents room at the 4 level versus making a bid that shows some defense is the crux of the matter. From the respondent's 89% vote for 4Spades, it seems a moot point. Thanks to those who took time to respond.
Jan. 26, 2018
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Does anyone know where to find “Better Bidding With Bergen” Thanks.
Jan. 22, 2018
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As Michael said 4-Clubs is the strong hand with 4333 distribution and 4-Dias is the good 4M raise (with 1-1 ½ quick tricks outside). I don't see the need to use this bid to show a limit raise with 5-card support. I can bid 2NT (without a singleton) and three of the other major with an undefined singleton.
Jan. 22, 2018
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Sorry, 4-Dias. shows five card support and 1 to 1 1/2 quick tricks outside.
Jan. 21, 2018
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As a platinum member, I am one of those people who have no on-line points in my total. Its because I enjoy the social aspect of playing in the local clubs. If I lived in Camden, Arkansas (I have a lake home North of Camden) rather than Dallas, Texas, I am sure I would have a different perspective.
Jan. 21, 2018
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Thanks, do you know where you learnt this approach? I don't remember where I picked it up. Also, I can't seem to find an article covering this approach.
Jan. 21, 2018
Marion Gebhardt edited this comment Jan. 21, 2018
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Fine, but that's not the question here. So you want the perfect hand to double 5-4-1-3 with 17HCPs.
Jan. 13, 2018
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“Apparently the enemy activity “convinced” S that N’s 2S did not show extra values”. Partner commented that he thought I might be just wanting to compete??? My comment was you have to trust your partner. If he is doing something off-the-wall and you get in trouble on the hand its his fault. You have to go with what you see in your hand and what you heard from partner. On the actual hand I doubled expecting partner to do something intelligent As Richard said, this cannot be for penalty). He passed and we beat 3 Clubs one trick for a zero.
Jan. 13, 2018
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Partner's hand was Q10X-J10X-QJ109-KX. I don't quarrel with the original 1 NT call. With 9HCPs he must take action over the 3 Club bid. The hand makes 6NT (By South), 6 Spades and 6 Hearts.
Jan. 13, 2018
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Richard is right on. Partner knows that you have 25+HCPs between you and that that you would have to beat 3Clubs four tricks doubled to compensate for a vulnerable game. So a double here can not be for penalty. You don't want to bid 3 Hearts and potentially wrong side the contract. The question is why didn't partner bid over three clubs? He should have bid 3NT with a club stopper. What can he have?
Jan. 13, 2018
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Why not? I have 17 HCPS and a decent Spade suit. Partner might have 4 Hearts
Jan. 12, 2018
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West opened 1 D; Create starts with the North hand
Jan. 12, 2018
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On the actual hands E-W, would have been down three vulnerable.
Dec. 6, 2017
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In the actual hand partner was 3-3-1-6 and bid 3 clubs making. I asked the question because we had not discussed what a double of the 2 Dia bid would be. With the rest of my partners we had agreed that the double would be takeout.
Dec. 5, 2017
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Why bid 2 when West presumably showed 4 hearts with the double of the 1 bid?
Dec. 3, 2017
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