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Further to the above, I maintain that since it is legal to make a self splinter, you should also be able to make a “self responsive X”. Why should you be penalized because (non)advancer was inconsiderate enough not to raise?
June 24
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Yes, the “Inhibitory X” to warn partner not to compete further would be nice to have sometimes. Of course, it does come with the risk that you are already too high.

There is also the “Preemptive X” which says “Partner, I know you are getting X'd here. This is an SOS XX which allows you the option of sitting without being XX'd opposite a void.”
June 24
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2 range ask, 2N natural or 2 in that order, however you invite without a major.
June 21
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Play 2M rebid as neutral and your problem goes away.
June 14
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I don't consider myself a particularly light opener, but #4 is the only one that even gives me pause and I still open that.
June 14
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Need to know methods.
June 14
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Don't post until later. It can influence the vote.
June 4
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I can't imagine calling this a LR, but if it was when you bid it, it still is. What was the point of not bidding 4 immediately if you weren't going to accept a signoff?
June 4
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Uh …. to answer the question posed in the title “ Because I never get to play as much as I'd like to?”
May 30
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Or anything over low IN for that matter.
May 27
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4 Kickback which is what I bid this afternoon. If Kickback not available, then 4.
May 25
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This is a classic “heads you win, tails you break even” situation. 2 is POC. If N is 5-5 you want to be in . If 5-4 it is a toss up.
May 21
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Is there some bidding system that require us to lie about support for partner's suit? If so, we dead on. Otherwise…
May 21
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What they all said. I am solidly in the pass camp on hand 1 but I don't consider the bid particularly out of line. Initial pass on hand 2 is pretty bad. There are no words (that will get past our resident guardian angels) for the subsequent action. I am voting Option 4 as the LBV (Least Bad Vote).
May 19
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Ditto
May 17
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No.
May 16
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When you have bid NT twice, there is no two way involved. 3 is a slam try.
May 13
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Do I have anything not already described?
May 11
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Hysterical!
May 9
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Sounds like a 3 rebid downgraded for a less than robust suit. Well I think I am holding the antidote for that along with 3 outside controls. Can't see settling for 3N.
May 8
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