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My partner reminded me that my bidding at the table was systemically correct, but my recollection of the deal (as described in the main posting) is pure fantasy.

As Richard points out, I indeed bid 3H (which we play as inv or better, stayman without stopper), and my partner bid 3N.

The post was prompted by much soul-searching as to how we could find the cold slam after the 2H preempt. I suppose I should create a separate post with the correct facts :) for that.
Feb. 18
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As of this writing, it's almost 80% for pass. Which is what I did, for a very poor score.
https://app.pianola.net/Results/Session262274/Travellers/14
Feb. 15
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My partner bid 3N too, and it went swish, while others bid 7C, presumably without interference.
Feb. 15
Rajeev Jog edited this comment Feb. 15
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1. Instead of doubling, what is a better first round bid?
2. Given that one is in the Lebensohl relay, so North could have a weak hand with clubs, I'm surprised there are no votes for 4C (breaking the relay, thereby showing a strong hand and suggesting a strain to play in).
Feb. 15
Rajeev Jog edited this comment Feb. 15
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If you want to cheat, you can see the deal here:
https://app.pianola.net/Results/Session262274/Travellers/18
but I suggest you vote first then comment on what happened.
Feb. 15
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Isn't Astro over an opponent's 1NT?
Jan. 9
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CONVENTIONS
All conventions in the General Chart are permitted in all flights. Only General Chart conventions will be allowed in Flight B and Flight C. Mid-Chart conventions will be allowed in the other flights provided that two legible written viable defenses with auction extensions and continuations are provided for the opponents.
Dec. 3, 2018
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That page refers to a now obsolete Mid Chart
Dec. 2, 2018
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Good point.

Actually I don’t play a forcing no trump.
I am trying to see if we can use your system or the one proposed by Yuan Shen “6M-Gazzilli”.
I had a couple of hands recently where I bid 3 or 3! after the 1-1N sequence and my partner expected jump shift values.
Nov. 10, 2018
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Which means 52+(15/24/33) will bid 2S and 53+(14/23/32) will bid 2H.

Seems like a huge distortion for a 5215 hand and still a distortion for a 5224 hand.
Nov. 8, 2018
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IINM, with the latest ACBL charts, KI is Open and Open+ legal.
Nov. 6, 2018
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I'm trying to understand your system. If you have a four carder diamond or heart, and a minimum or intermediate hand, you bid it (naturally) at the 2 level.

What do you do with a minimum or intermediate hand and a 4 carder club suit? Per your notes, you go through the Gazzilli-like 2C>2D relay, then what?
Nov. 5, 2018
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Where would KI fit in the new ACBL convention charts?
Nov. 2, 2018
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Assuming RFR is on after an overcall.
That would have been my preferred bid (we do play RFR!) but my partner is nuts about RFR only being 5=4=x=x.
Oct. 26, 2018
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Thanks Barry. I didn't know about that handy icon but figured it out.
Hope this clears up any confusion.
Oct. 26, 2018
Rajeev Jog edited this comment Oct. 26, 2018
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Spot on Kevin. It was my specific holding that convinced me that P was intending to make Bergen raise.
Sept. 30, 2018
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I don't play routinely with this partner but I can't say that we rarely play together either. And there are many conventions and sequences that we have not discussed in great detail either. To be fair, I know I have misbid more than once :) due to forgetting I was a PH.

Partner is very intelligent, highly educated, with no known disability, and probably younger than the median ACBL player, and IMHO a good bridge player.

It's not consistently about any specific convention, but partner is generally prone to random bids or inferences that to me are weird, forgetful, and/or exasperating.

I don't understand how to square this with 40B5(s), the obligation to disclose special information gleaned from “partnership experience.” I don't think partner will ever play with me if I announce to every pair that he occasionally makes odd bids.
Sept. 30, 2018
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Having said that “we play Drury in 3rd/4th seat”, the only specific discussion we have had about the convention has been:
2C=3 card raise
2D=4 card raise
2M/3M=raises
2N=sub-opening hand without support

We have not had any discussion about any other bids in this situation.
Sept. 30, 2018
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We do not play fit jumps.
Sept. 30, 2018
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Michael, it is not true that this is “a convention one player cannot consistently remember”.

Partner is absent minded, but not consistently about Drury/Bergen. It could be anything on any given day.
Sept. 30, 2018
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