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All comments by Rajeev Jog
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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
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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
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IINM, with the latest ACBL charts, KI is Open and Open+ legal.
Nov. 6
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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
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Where would KI fit in the new ACBL convention charts?
Nov. 2
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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
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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
Rajeev Jog edited this comment Oct. 26
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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
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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
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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
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We do not play fit jumps.
Sept. 30
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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
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John, I bid 4S. It made and was pretty much in line with much of the field.
Sept. 30
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To clarify: it's not that this player frequently forgets the Bergen/Drury distinction; it's just that he's quite absent minded and on any given bid he may or may not remember what our agreement is :)

I don't play that often with him that I can derive any patterns. If I were to put a frequency it would be once or twice per 24 board session.
Sept. 28
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LHO is an eminence and the director said nothing to LHO, just asked me what the bid was and announced it to the table.
Sept. 28
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We HAVE discussed that Bergen applies to 1st/2nd openings and Drury to 3rd/4th. Partner forgot.
Sept. 28
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“LHO out of line”
Is there a specific Law that addresses this?
Sept. 27
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Thanks Max. Gotta remember this.
“we have no explicit agreement but based on my experience with my partner I have a good idea of what I think he means; do you want me to share that?”
Sept. 27
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So you would pass?
Sept. 20
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Partner rates to have some values, so 3C will probably make +110. 4 rates to go down 1 on a heart lead, A ruff ruff. Without the double -1 is not good enough.
Sept. 9
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