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Guessing what Partner means combined with hoping he will guess what you meant on top of an initial misdescription is not conducive to a delicate slam investigation.
Sept. 30
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Isn’t this a lead problem?
Sept. 24
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LR playing Flip-Flop.
Sept. 23
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I make an irresponsible X. Like responsive but of partner's bid.
Sept. 19
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With a couple of partners I bid 1-2. Exactly 4 , 3, no 5 bagger and too strong to jump to 4 at any point to show the fit.
Sept. 16
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Defective bidding box. The 4 1/2 bid is sticking again.
Sept. 14
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Since when is 3 or 3 not a GF?
Sept. 13
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This pass is either business or running with 4333, in which case responder will bid 2.
Sept. 10
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This is a situation where I have nothing to say so I say it loudly and clearly.
Sept. 3
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In a Walsh context using XYZ, I play that 2 shows GF, while 1 is a one round force denying 4 and usually without a stop. That handles the awkward 2N rebid without a stopper problem as well as the 3N rebid without a stop which what you have here.

Since we in a game force as the problem is set, I will only bid 2N. 3N would show 15-17 for me. Partner is not restricted to only having a half stop and may be probing for slam.
Aug. 29
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Partner doesn't have , West has and .
Aug. 24
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I wouldn't either but it is not a major deviation.
Aug. 23
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Misread notes
Aug. 19
Ned Kohler edited this comment Aug. 19
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QJxx = 2N. QJx = 1N.
Aug. 17
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Unfortunately you are playing 3rd and low.
Aug. 12
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Ya gotta do it. You don't have to be happy about it.
Aug. 11
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What's not to like?
Aug. 11
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This required me to put my hand on the table so I could hold my nose closed with one hand while reaching for the 3 card in the bidding box.
Aug. 11
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Assuming you play Drury and don't play constructive raises by a passed hand, you can only have a spade fit with a sub-min response. Therefore you can't have the hand you describe.
Aug. 7
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Generous
Aug. 6
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