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Believe the agreement I had with my last partner:

Redouble by either side says no help at all, run unless you have a stopper. That means nobody runs except from a redouble.
2 hours ago
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Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't even think of an alternative to pass.
4 hours ago
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As such, 4m natural and preemptive would never be my choice.
14 hours ago
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Beat me to it…
15 hours ago
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I'm curious, how much matchpoint difference did the redoubles make?
July 19
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Doesn't really matter with the hand shown, bid 2 and find out what partner intended.
July 19
ATB
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What was 3NT? Too weak to overcall 2NT? A mispull?
July 17
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“To get a sense at a HIGH level which system families are preferred among better players.”

One approach to that end would be to look at the systems played at the USBF trials, at the European championships, at the world championships and the like.
July 17
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One of the regionals was Chicago…
July 17
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While it may superficially look like a bidding problem, it isn't one at all.
July 17
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I realized that when I made my reply (and stand by it). Looking through the local Fairfield, NJ regional results, I could identify one Precision pair for sure.
July 16
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40%? If so, likely a localized phenomenon imho.
July 16
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“Was I ethically compelled to bid 4♠ because I had that kind of UI?”

Knowing partner is likely to forget is not UI. If you do have UI, yes, you are ethically compelled to bid 4. Me, I wouldn't be “guessing” he forgot, I'd just bid appropriately.
July 16
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When partner opens 1NT I have to choose between 1NT and 2(+). If the opponents overcall 1NT (with eg 2), I can choose to pass (and would with 5 and zilch).
July 16
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s at matchpoints?
July 16
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While I would surely bid 2 with that suit, I wouldn't do it with “no other face* cards”.

*I'm guessing OP is including aces in faces
July 16
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Just for drill, a 4 control hand: AKxxxKQJxxQxx. Or KJxxxKQxxxAQx (still ok without the Q, with the J if played from the North side).
July 15
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True, the disclosure (I'm suggesting) is that 2 would have had a different meaning if by an unpassed hand.
July 15
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IIRC, the relay structure I used to play would avoid 6. When shape and controls are what matter, it is hard to beat relays for bidding and avoiding slams.
July 14
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Maybe it is better to explain as “natural by a passed hand”? Especially if there is some partnership history of messing this up…
July 14
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