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at a local matchpoints event i was dealt the following hand:
AJ7
J432
AK6
T93
no one vul, i opened 1 in 3rd position; on my left they bid 1, partner doubled and heard 2 from my right opponent
What is your action and why?
Oct. 7
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can you point me where the author says ‘8 never’ applies when both lines have only an 8 card fit?
For me it says that if you have an 8 card fit and opponents go to the 3 level (with 8 or 9 card fit) you should NEVER outbid them at the 3 level!
What i'm trying to say is that the reasoning based on the singleton is hand evaluation but yet it violates the rule
Oct. 3
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i understand that the eight never means you should never outbid at the three level with only 8 trumps, which is the oposite of the proposed afterwards
Oct. 3
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a few notes after reading your posts:

south cant blame north for passing 3
south has to blame both himself and partner for using this not-so-good convention (Ghestem)
south can blame north because she should have bid 1 instead of 3 (mini maxi)
south was wrong in thinking 5 losers implies a strong hand
north-south should at least reconsider using minimaxi
Aug. 31
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What means ELC?
Aug. 31
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i think i got your idea: since north puts us at the 3 level, maybe that implies at most 5-6 losers, while if playing Michaels we would have been one level lower, so that would allow an overcall in the 6-7 losers zone (besides more bidding space to exchange info if needed): is it so?
Aug. 30
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“Ghestem overcalls have been popular for a long time, I am always pleased to see my opponents playing them.”
i know very little about Michaels: is there better way to “zone” the intervener hand? i mean, when she overcals that implies a narrower number of losers?
Aug. 30
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@Ian Grant
we were playing mini maxi, which means that with a normal opening values north would not bid the conventional 2 suiter, biding 1 instead; if either stronger or weaker, then would bid 3
Aug. 30
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Ghestem two suiters are very popular here, so we both agreed on playing it
Aug. 30
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@Steve Willner
when you refer to lead value you mean a balanced hand that is appropriated to receive the lead?
Aug. 28
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the pro argument i found is is that 1NT right sides the NT declarer; with very unbalanced hands then you respond 1
Aug. 28
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so i think we are in total agreement :)
Aug. 25
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Steve: would you tend to accept an invitation with a balanced 14 HCP count?
Aug. 25
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“if opener would accept a 3-card limit raise, then do not pass a semi-forcing 1NT”
if indeed i accept the idea that responder may deliver a limit raise in that case her NT is not semi forcing, but 100% forcing, in my opinion
Aug. 25
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if i understood what you'r saying, then you agree with the option of biding like the 2/1 players, rebidding 2 or 2 with 5323 or 5332, right?
Aug. 24
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Patrick: i'm referring to this site:
https://jassem.pl/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Polish_Club-2010.html
(I'm still waiting for my book to arrive)

Anyway i'm playing 1NT 15-17 including 5 card majors, so opener with a lesser hand opens 1M and rebids 1NT implying 12-14 HCP
Aug. 24
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quite a line: eliminate all and , play A+K and a : poor west has to return a spade to our tenace and the last trump in dummy means the 12 th trick lol
Aug. 21
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its true i'm interested in PC but in this case i wanted to hear from you in a natural sequence, like 2NT opening, 3 clubs either stayman or puppet, and so on..
Aug. 21
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what alternative approach do you have in mind?
Aug. 20
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the partner's hand was quite similar to that one:
Kx
Kx
KJxx
AKQJx
Aug. 20
Rafael Sacramento edited this comment Aug. 20
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