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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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John, I bid 4S. It made and was pretty much in line with much of the field.
Sept. 30, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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We HAVE discussed that Bergen applies to 1st/2nd openings and Drury to 3rd/4th. Partner forgot.
Sept. 28, 2018
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“LHO out of line”
Is there a specific Law that addresses this?
Sept. 27, 2018
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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, 2018
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So you would pass?
Sept. 20, 2018
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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, 2018
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You meant 4, not 4
Sept. 7, 2018
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Partner opened with an inexcusably rotten 11 point minimum. (Surprisingly, 10% of the voters here agree with partner :)
https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-l331pf83be/

I bid 2N, in hindsight wrong because it suggests a balanced hand.
P bid 4S (weakest of the possible options after J2NT) going down one.

One the other table the opponents made 3H, losing 6 IMPs and the match.
Sept. 6, 2018
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Noob question: what is the difference between a mini splinter and a full splinter?
Sept. 4, 2018
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How do mini splinters differ from “regular” splinters, and how would you show the latter (4H?)
Sept. 4, 2018
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After 4N RKCB, won't 5N become a King Ask?

Assuming 5N is beyond the Kickback King Ask, when is it Pick-a-Slam vs Grand Slam Force? Or rather what are suggested agreements around this?
July 10, 2018
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