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For Precision players opening 1 >=2, this is very important because the 1 opening is not bound by the 10 point rule.
8 hours ago
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I think it means Bridge pros should be able to do what mercenaries do.
8 hours ago
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“Note that a 1♦ opening that could be on 4=4=2=3 distribution (just swap the minor suits) is artificial.” I believe that the new ACBL bidding rules have now defined this as quasi natural, not artificial.
8 hours ago
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As someone else once remarked here, that is one reason why Support works better for limited openings.
15 hours ago
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What would Captain America say?
June 18
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When they open strong NT, our primary objective is to obstruct them, so bids that contain multi number of possibilities are not necessarily bad or even preferred. When they open a weak NT, our objective is to bid constructive, so bids that don't let partner know what your suit(s) is/are should not be preferred. Of course, those are the extremes, and it is a continuum depending e.g. on how weak is weak.
June 17
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When I' lucky I will be making or overtrick and teammates will praise how well I play, When I am unlucky I will go down, and teammates will curse why they ever agreed to have me on the team.
June 13
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trump coup is not allowed for posting on BW.
June 12
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I agree about the finessing part, although I love practice finesse :-) OTOH, I am not sure bidding 3 over 2 is the best strategy. A lot depends on the agreement about what responder's next bid (3, 3, 3NT) means.
June 12
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I don't understand why declarer cannot be 4=1=3=5.
June 12
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Michael, except you know the hands are not that straight forward (say 1M - 2M - 4M), and that there will be variations depending on methods and/or judgments.
June 11
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Play the same as if you X their 1NT opening for penalty. In particular, follow Kaplan Weinstein. So P is forcing to 2. X is TO etc.
June 11
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How can it be more clear than what Richard Pavlicek said?
June 11
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Of course you are right. In general, support double works well with Precision because opener's hand is limited. However, in this case, when responder only has 4 spades but 2 hearts, the question is whether there is a way in imps to avoid bidding 7 over 7 vulnerable.
June 10
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They should have compensated you in some way, but they could not give you what you wanted, which was to continue to play midchart in that event. What about the people who entered the event thinking that it was GC? If they now allowed Midchart, it would not be right for them. The only partial solution is to say that if the opponents are fine with it, then Midchart can be played at that table, making it clear that there is no pressure on anyone to allow it. Assuming the midchart teams would be near the top, and be playing each other, it might have worked reasonably well.
June 8
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Michal, did I say anything about bots?
June 5
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Michal, i didn't miss any point. I said if that was Bridge, I am glad I don't know how to play. I did not say you were bad or did something bad, just that it was not for me.
June 5
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If this is Bridge, I am so glad I don't know how to play.
June 5
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At best, this person gave himself extra time to plan the defense by looking at dummy's hand before the smoking break.
June 5
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David, that is not the point. The point is how to bid to find out all the things you want and still be able to bid 6 to play. For example, suppose you bid KC, and then make a Q ask, opener will bid 6. Even suppose you don't make the Q ask, and bid 6 after the KC response, many don't play that as a suggestion to play.

The one path I see is 1 - 2NT - 3 - 4 - 4 - 6. 3 is extra. 4 is serious slam try, denying control. Therefore 4 promises control. Now if E has faith in all the bidding, and is committed to playing slam, she can try 6 as an alternative slam. But it is easy after seeing both hands.
June 3
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