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Dave, given there is equal probability for opener to have 2-5 vs. 2-5 , the question again is should and be treated differently. I agree about the 3 types of hands part. That is why I prefer to play 1 - 2 as not GF. But since most of the people I play 2/1 with prefer GF, I want them to play 3 as invitational (with ), and give up preemptive hands.
Nov. 4, 2016
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Don't understand how this can be penalty. It is a live auction. You need something like 18+ points to double this. Were you trap passing 1? Do you have a running suit? Why warn them so they can run?
Nov. 3, 2016
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Deleted. Read the auction wrong.
Nov. 3, 2016
Mike Ma edited this comment Nov. 3, 2016
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And partner is suppose to balance with 3433, 4333, etc?
Nov. 2, 2016
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What would one do with 2452 hand and not suitable to overcall?
Nov. 2, 2016
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S has the option of trying to pin the doubleton ten with W if he does not have the ten.
Nov. 2, 2016
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So short of playing the 2 earlier on, there is nothing E could do at this point? If he discards the 2, you know what he is doing. If he discards a , then you think he has 4 and will finesse him, and his Q will show up on the second round. Hobson's choice?

How does he know you have the T anyway?
Nov. 2, 2016
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Alan, the point is not whether you blast out 3NT or investigate stopper(s) to decide between 3NT or 5. The point is S way underbid because of some phantom worry about stoppers, and so did N. Going beyond 3NT is of course losing strategy in MP, but not even bidding game with 28 points and a 6 trick suit is not even a strategy.
Oct. 29, 2016
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I failed to see what P forcing has to do with X being penalty.
Oct. 29, 2016
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Opponents had chance to bid something and didn't, why are you worried about stoppers?
Oct. 29, 2016
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You are right about ruffing the third if one is going to cross ruff. You will need E to have the Q for cross ruff to work obviously.
Oct. 29, 2016
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Pass cannot be just a substitute for 3D without the interference, because you cannot just bid 3NT now with no 4 or 5 M if you don't have a D stopper.
Oct. 29, 2016
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X = penalty
P = at least one 4M or no D stopper if no M
3M = 5
3N = wants to play 3N
Oct. 28, 2016
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Randy, so a 2 1/2 long movie is actually less value than a 1 1/2 one because you have to pay extra baby-sitting?
Oct. 27, 2016
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The reason why there is no need for 4NT to be KC is because it is simple and unambiguous to begin with a strong raise, and then bid 4NT for KC.
Oct. 27, 2016
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I meant E.
Oct. 26, 2016
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E has the D Q and C J, do we now assign the blame for 2N down 1?
Oct. 25, 2016
Mike Ma edited this comment Oct. 26, 2016
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A more tortured situation is RHO playing the A the first time while LHO plays small. When you play another trump off the board, RHO plays small. Do you finesse?
Oct. 25, 2016
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Playing standard lead,
C K, N encourages.
C J, N overtakes knowing S has KQJx
Small C to S 's Q. That must ask for a D, otherwise N would just let the C J hold.
D 3. Fortunately with 5 D on the board, N cannot misread this.
Cash C if declarer makes a mistake and ducks.
Oct. 25, 2016
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Jeff, opener may have 3 H but not good enough hand to X, while responder is the one to know our side has the BOP, but with only 2H. Now what?
Oct. 21, 2016
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