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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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You will know which by who runs.
May 2
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The problem is likely to come when your psyching partner runs.
May 1
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2 = + M
April 30
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On this one you don't want to be playing Kokish with / inversion for sure.
April 29
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2-2
2-3 I have something useful for slam else 4
4-5 Kickback showed 1/4
5-5N Kickback specific K showed K
6-7 also K? Yes.
7N

If you have K instead of , it goes
5-6 K but no K
6-7 K as well?- Yes
7N

Edited to correct sequence on having K instead of K, Thanks to Dave Levin for catching. Posted too fast from IPad.
April 29
Ned Kohler edited this comment April 29
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By definition that could only be the hand with no worries about trump ( note small “t”).
April 28
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Hands with 6 M and no slam interest bid 4 immediately over 1N. NMF followed by 4M indicates that your failure to show 3 extinguished my hopes for slam. Rebidding 2M should show continuing interest but only with a suitable doubleton, maybe Qx or better. 3M says interest and don't worry about trump.
April 28
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And Xing is just asking for a train wreck.
April 27
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Now I will get interested. I will bid 3N which is a slam try and requests a cue. However, a hand that will bid to slam is NOT bidding 4 in the initial sequence.
April 26
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4

Edited:

Maybe I wasn't clear. I do not bid 3 with this. I just bid 4.
April 26
Ned Kohler edited this comment April 26
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You have already shown your hand and if not exactly an overbid, you have zero extra. Shouldn't 5 show 1st round control, X show neither 1st nor second and pass second round control so you are ambivalent even about 5?

Obviously depends on your style for 4.
April 26
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