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You are right, should read:
Trick 1: ♠ 7 A 3 4
won in dummy
July 1
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Dummy
AQ94
AQ97
QJ83
2

Trick 1: 7 K 3 4
won in dummy
Trick 2: J 2 7 K
won by South
June 30
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I suppose we should ask Marty Bergen.
June 28
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Good point. Standard requires 2 of the top 3 honors. Our agreement is that you need 8+ hcp and a good suit, good being defined as 5 to KJT or 6 to the QJT (or better).
June 28
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The s7 is led and won in dummy, partner playing low (encouraging). A heart is led to your King. How do you continue?
June 28
Rajeev Jog edited this comment June 28
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My partner and I invert the meaning of 2S & 2N after 1N-2C;2H:
2S shows a balanced invite, and 2N shows a spade invite.
June 28
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@TonyRolfe, in your system how would opener continue after 2N-3C and 2N-3S?
May 20
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Or worse, with 5M2M4m2M, is the only available force for opener (other than jumps to 3M, 3N, 4m) a new suit bid on a doubleton?.

This question is directed to the 40 or so voters that say “Passable”
May 9
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@Frances, so what is 1M-2m-3m?
May 9
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Thanks for all the responses, this was extremely useful.

FWIW, and apologies for always forgetting to mention this, scoring was MATCHPOINTS.
May 8
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If you play 1M-2m-2N and 1M-2m-3m as non forcing, then the only way for opener to make a forcing bid is to bid a new suit. With support for responder's minor, it's likely that the new suit is just a fragment. e.g. with AKTxx Kxx AQxx x opener can't open 1N; does she bid 3 after 1-2?

I understand that all of this goes away with 2-over-1. But what did experts do prior to 2/1?
May 7
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I'm assuming that's a strong diamond (18-19 usually?). Over a weak 2, 3C would most commonly be Ogust or Feature or whatever you play over weak twos.
May 7
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So effectively this is a one-round force. Responder can show a minimum by bidding 3M. Opener can of course continue.

If opener now bids 4m - can't think of why, but still, in the absence of any special agreement (4m as Minorwood comes to mind) - can responder pass 4m?
May 7
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Thanks for this Adam. Is the Yellow Card available online, showing this is forcing?
May 7
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The argument for “No” that was given to me was that the 2C opener can show a 5 card major after 2D, so regular Stayman responses apply (i.e. 3M by opener shows a 4 card suit).
May 7
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That's an artifact of the way “Articles” and “Polls” are treated on this site, but I'll abide by it. 37 - 39 tells me that the consensus is divided between those two options. I might learn something different if it was 76-0.
April 30
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@Ray just because there is only one choice to be made does not automatically make a ranked choice question irrelevant.

How many surveys have you taken or decisions you have taken where there is only 1 final selection, yet have not ranked the choices??
April 29
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Sorry I posted it in the wrong category.
However, a bidding poll makes you choose a single answer, whereas I wanted to see what people would choose as their 2nd and 3rd choice.
April 27
Rajeev Jog edited this comment April 27
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What is the 2-3-4-5 rule?

I've heard of the “Rule of 2, 3, and 4” sometimes referred to as “Rule of 2 and 3” (preempt V vs NV -2, equal -3, NV vs V -4). Is there an extension to -5 now?
April 26
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