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My first really strong partner was Jim Hall. Those in the Midwest knew him well. If I ever had a hand with J10x and did not lead it I heard about it. Perhaps a bit superstitious, but I have never forgotten about it!
Aug. 25
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Yes 3H was a limit + in spades ..yes that is a good idea for progressing after the Michael's q-bid, but not really relevant this time. I am more curious how many would pass the decision to partner, and how many would express the desire to play for the likely plus. There may be a few who bid 5S but I don't expect more than 2-5%
May 29
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I remember this hand, (I held the hand in question) and was considering whether to bid 4H after 1S-2H-P-P-3C-3H when the penalty double on my right stopped me. I don't remember my partners hand though…..but I do the result! Good hand for defense for everything but clubs? And six hearts…I might wonder about KJx, AKxxxx, Axxx, good or better?
March 9
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Way to go Joe!!
Feb. 25
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Well said Miss Pegs. It is something I have noticed as well. As an additional comment, I have noticed many times when I have posted a problem where the bidding has not been “perfect” up to that point. Instead of comments like “This bid is better at the 2nd turn” or “A better approach would have been to do this” we could just keep the focus on what to do now, instead of what could have been better. I can only speak for myself, but many of the hands I put up are from lesser experienced players who genuinely want to know what to do in a certain situation, After all EVERY bridge player has been in the position where they have had to make a decision in either an unfamiliar situation, or one where partner has perhaps not made the right choice. We are all enjoying the benefits of a truly great game, lets make it as enjoyable as possible as often as possible for ALL players playing.
Dec. 14, 2018
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Good point Rob, it does not of course!
Nov. 7, 2018
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A good hand for Ripstra (Not sure I am spelling that right) Majors + a diamond fragment! I want to bid, hate calling a 5 card suit a single suiter, while the spades are anemic, I prefer giving more options to partner than 1 suit. Who knows sometimes partner drops me in 2D - if so that cannot be too bad!
Sept. 16, 2018
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As I play that a 5C bid shows clubs and a red suit, (4NT as one minor) I chose that. I think it is close to bidding as is. If I were playing with the more mainstream approach as you mentioned, I probably would pass. But holding my breath until the dummy comes down. It does matter who I am playing against though, and how well I know their style!
Aug. 13, 2018
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and admiration for the Q of spades hitting the table!
Jan. 30, 2018
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I don't know if the responder is legally required to make a logical bid like 4H, or even 3D showing slam interest, and really is not the main point of this post, but rather I am submitting it in response to my partner being upset that it was assumed that the offending party would never drop a trick and allow the overtrick some were making
June 20, 2017
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That they would have bid 2S with correct information……I am not saying they should be allowed to change, only asking why not, as that was the logic used by the director in changing the score to +420
June 20, 2017
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Openers hand was J10, 10x, AKxxxx, xxx, the opening bidder is a new player who stated they never even heard of flannery, and the 2H bidder is an experienced player whom I “suspect” bid only 2H in response to his partners facial expression. I was also very curious why the player holding the cards over the 2D opener was not allowed to change their pass to 2S. Their hand was AQxxxx, x, QJx, QJx
June 20, 2017
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I voted for 2S only because at one time I played this bid as either natural, or a 3D bid with 3 hearts. This agreement was also in place on the auction 1D-1S-2H. While we never had problems with this approach, I no longer use this agreement.
June 4, 2017
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Yes there is, sorry I missed it
June 1, 2017
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If you do choose 3D, which I did (admittedly wavering between 3N and 3D) My feeling was that with values in clubs partner was less likely to have the AQ of diamonds, and if partner had x, xx, AQxxxx, Q10xx or something similar they would likely bid again. All conjecture of course and I am sure you have a better idea than me how partner would react.
Feb. 11, 2017
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With this shape it is likely the opponent's silence is due to a lack of values which increases the odds partner has a decent hand, which means I might find my ideal spot with an underbid of say 3D……I probably wouldn't chance it, but I suspect another bid from partner will be forthcoming a high percentage of the time.
Jan. 2, 2017
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I think with your first example x,Kx KQJixx, aqxxx, partner would be using kc now, and would likely have raised hearts over 3S
Nov. 7, 2016
Paul Meerschaert edited this comment Nov. 7, 2016
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Yes, a natural world 2 in spades
July 5, 2016
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Yes, natural
July 5, 2016
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Invitational
Feb. 13, 2015
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