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I would appreciate the lead system here :)
May 1
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I don´t like the double here. Would prefer 2 instead
May 1
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But only if the opps stay silent (which they rarely do)
May 1
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I would think minors. A direct 2NT would have been natural
May 1
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I already posted partner´s hand (of course :))
May 1
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would probably bid 1s if opp is nv
April 16
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4 was what I actually did (vs a polish club opener, similar to the system here)
March 13, 2017
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That is very funny… I opened 1NT as well the bidding went:
1NT 2 (1s im MAJ) X 2 (p/C)
I passed, Partner bid 3. Now I decided to bid 3NT anyway. After a lead partner was furious (at least in his way)
March 13, 2017
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Is there any investigation about these gestures during the bidding? This might be a good argument, that there IS a forbidden communication code if there is nothing of this at all…
March 13, 2017
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Nope. ppp Q lead ducked. 2nd played = :)
March 13, 2017
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difficult one.
March 13, 2017
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3 is what I opened at the table
March 13, 2017
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Maybe the best thing to do is to bid 2 after 2 by S to show the values (it is not possible to have a 4c suit I guess)
March 13, 2017
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A better result than the 3NT -4 over the whole room
March 13, 2017
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dont see a reason for blackwooding here. And I see no way to find the neccessarities for a grand. small slam might in very rare cases but I will not judge like a ‘weichei’ :)
March 7, 2017
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well the hand I wrote down for myself as a min was Axx AQxx x AKJxx. After all partner knows the state of the match as well and would try to do the obvious things…
Feb. 24, 2017
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Dont take the points literally here. After all it is just that you have two ways to show a long minor suit and that 2 is the stronger version of it.
Feb. 20, 2017
Richard Bley edited this comment Feb. 21, 2017
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Partner has at least 6+
Feb. 20, 2017
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Dear Sabine,
we are playing Bridge against each other for now more than 25 years and I admired your ethical but very competitive way in playing bridge all the time.

With this statement (and the statement by Roy btw) you proved my admiration.
Sept. 26, 2016
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There is a bonmot from Karl Valentin, a comedian in the Weimarer Republic: everything is said, but not by everyone. In German: es ist zwar schon alles gesagt, aber noch nicht von jedem…
Sept. 19, 2016
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