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Hands like this explain which minorwood/kickback/redwood et al exist.
March 9
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I bow to your superior memory/correlation.

Not that either of us bid 6 either
March 6
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Quite possibly. Some knowledge of opponents might sway me.
But it’s surely more likely opener is 5=6=0=2.
March 6
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Whichever honour asks for kount
Partners card and the number of in the dummy should tell me what to next, assuming I’m still on lead
March 6
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Clubs. Balanced hands of 16+ start with a double.
March 1
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Even if a raise promises 4, and denies a WKNT it’s still a pass.
Feb. 21
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Given that there was only a courtesy raise with 2red available, why should we expect any more than Qxx and a card opposite?
Feb. 21
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My objective is to go plus.
Reese wrote about picking up 13 clubs and spoke of objectives.
Secondary objective is to make the last guess belong to the opponents.

Partner can see the colours, and will know the value of (non-heart) aces.
Feb. 21
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I’m struggling to imagine not taking a call, and the associated insurance, with a _nine_ card _spade_ suit.
Feb. 21
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What would 3N have shown?
Feb. 21
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I would have chosen this had partner not X
Feb. 17
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I considered this, but what happens if a spade comes at trick 2,and west has a stiff club?
Feb. 10
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What if someone, especially west, shows on out the first round of trumps?
0=3 hearts and 3 or 4 spades with west and you’ve just gone down
Feb. 10
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How about A pitching a spade, then 9 pitching another spade.
Just paying off to 5-0 which seems a little unlikely given no X or west being 1=1 in the blacks.
Feb. 10
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When I play Canapé & a strong club:
1X 1N 2Y is always Canapé.
So with 5=2=4=2 you can open 1 only if strong enough to Canapé reverse into Spades. Minimum with this shape must open 1 and pass a 1N reponse. A side effect of this is that 1M 2M is bid with most hands with 3M, rather than 1N.
After 1M 2m (which is Blue style), well you get to r bid 2M, which is F1 with the minimums.

By far the worst thing is to pick up 5 and 4 and hear it start 1 1N. Is it worth giving up a 2 level opener to cover this? Having played Roman style 2M for a while it never seemed to come up, and when it did we where no better of - it’s perhaps a non problem to solve, so we’re back to playing weak to intermediate 2M and rough 2.

Calgary style blue club discusses the problem and suggests that 1S 1N 2H is _not_ Canapé, but thIs seems to just swap the problem hand round to be 4=5= in the majors.
Feb. 6
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Things would have been much easier had North rebid 1NT
Jan. 27
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West was 6=3=3=1 with both minor suit kings, but not the J
The T was stiff with east if that makes any difference, might you take it at face value when it appears?
Jan. 12
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X : 13+ BAL
2M: NAT NF
2N:
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Jan. 12
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That’s a nice way inference about clubs not beig 5-0 or 0-5.

It might even be true :)

Surely we can do better on the 4-1 / 1-4 club breaks though?
Jan. 10
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What did 3 show and what didn’t it show?
What do we know about openers length?
Jan. 10
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