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What me bothers is the hypothetical question: HOW did they do it? (if they did it) The book from Avon (nonavailable in europe as far as I know) summarizes only the conclusion, that LHO knows more about the RHO hand than the opponents.

If you think about the ‘how’ you can recognize, that there is no reason to believe that reaching a 4-2 fit or 3-3 is a evidence to the contrary. The amount of information looks very big to me and an error or two might happen anyway (like wrong signalling in defense happens to all of us sometimes). Or they decide sometimes to noncommunicate (playing against suspicious opponents when leading by 50+ imps o eg).

And yes the work of Avon might be no proof at all but it certainly confirms my own opinion here…
Oct. 18
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Maybe Avarelli opened 1H out of turn?
(just a thought, I found the atricle convincing at all…)
Oct. 2
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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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