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April 24
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Chris, the difference between inverted m raise and 2/1 is that one is LR+ and the other is GF. Now if you use flip flop (jump to om is LR of m), and play 1m-2m as GF, then I firmly believe there is is no reason that that should deny 4M.
April 24
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I do not like using “they” for singular pronoun, so I try to randomize the use of “she” vs.“he”. But i guess there is restricted choice consideration there.
April 23
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Of course, if they know that your system allows XX as a two way bid, they will also adjust.
April 23
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It is a strange system where responder has to jump to show 3, taking up gobble of space.
April 23
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How does opener know advancer was going to pass the X?
April 23
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There is a big difference between Q'ing partner's suit and splintering. When you Q, partner has no idea if it is shortness or a top honor if shortness is possible. When you splinter, there is no ambiguity. There is no reason why one should not splinter in partner's suit.
April 23
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Re: 4. Isn't it obvious? You have no way of confirming for slam action other than 4. Your 3NT already denies distributional hands with (long suit hand is possible).
April 23
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Stefan, did the you threw suggested you had a honor, either by showing it or denying it depending on how trusting or suspicious declarer is.
April 23
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I always think about alternatives. Are there other ways to bid it if it is not used a certain way. There is an easy way to support , bid 2 ( I do not play that to show Hx), and since i also play Precision, fast arrival by responder is on opposite limited opening, so also 4. However, is there other way to show the splinter hand? I think it will be very awkward.
April 23
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1) Non problem if playing XYZ or some cut. Or if 4th suit forcing to 4m.

2) What is the reason for jumping?
April 22
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What does picture jump mean when 3 suits have been bid?
April 22
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Assuming you don't play Lavinthal or odd even or whatever, discard whatever will make declarer thinks you have a card. That may be showing or denying depending on the declarer.
April 22
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Peg, let's just say there is a lot of love and respect for you on this site, so people will bend over backwards to not tell you the obvious.
April 22
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I hate to defend when my parter has nothing unless I have a good suit. I don't like declaring either, but to me that is the lesser of the two evil.
April 22
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A K less refers to the lower limit, not to the upper limit, which is more nuanced.
April 22
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Nedju, do you know or remember the song Vincent? “They would not listen they're not listening still, perhaps they never will”.
April 22
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Isn't this hand safer to compete than the 1NT 18-19 hand? What if you have a strong 2 hand but decided to open 1 because of the difficulty of bidding “3 suited” hands after 2.

My query is how common is your treatment that XX promises good suit, since it does put restrictions on what hand one can XX.
April 22
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