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Had the partnership elected to employ Flannery, would not the 3 jump be more tolerable?
Dec. 12, 2018
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Leo - please summarize our methods over a 2 overcall.
Oct. 13, 2018
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Lacking spades, I much prefer showing my clubs rather than hearts.
Oct. 10, 2018
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Ugh,indeed. Glad I employ a Precision club.
Oct. 10, 2018
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… and North is a passed hand; surely the redouble is not promising more than he actually has. The fault is all South's.
Oct. 3, 2018
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Unless one has lots of methods, this problem can only be sometimes solved. My 3 transfer, self-raised to four hearts, invites opener to go further (I expect opener will do so with a heart honor and at least two aces). If we stop at 5, and thereby miss a making spade slam, so be it.
Sept. 8, 2018
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Tell us please whether a simple continuation is forcing here (and to what level).
Sept. 2, 2018
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If you locate a copy of the 1973 Terrence Reese book, Precision Bidding and Precision Play, you'll find a simple presentation of an essentially natural Precision Club style. Way back then Reese intuited a need to introduce a 4-card major suit after a 1C-pass-1D-pass start if we held a moderate, unbalanced, one club hand. Worth a read-through to get a handle on the essentials.
Aug. 8, 2018
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Your Precision methods may not allow this, but in our Precision methods a double of the one heart call would show a GF hand with NT interest, but lacks a heart stop. We'd forego the immediate 2 club positive for the greater good of defining our hand type in hopes of reaching 3NT.
Aug. 5, 2018
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Given the Precision club context, I must ask, “Why not open 1H?” Surely you'd expect to enjoy a more flexible auction, and you'd tell no lie.
July 29, 2018
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Employing a mildly different partnership style, the “correct” call might very well be 4S holding your hypothetical hand.
July 29, 2018
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Even in an SAYC-like system, it is necessary that a delayed major suit raise be forcing over opener's natural, but passable 2NT call.
July 20, 2018
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Don't get it. Am I to understand that an immediate 3 call would have been nonforcing, whereas the actual sequence is GF?
July 20, 2018
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1 ; later, perhaps 2 … why make life difficult?
July 11, 2018
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I wouldn't have opened your hand.
July 6, 2018
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If – as the condition of problem states – the partnership has no agreement aside from 4NT=minors, it seems perilous to launch into an artificial call beyond 5D. Thus my very cautious 6D call.
May 28, 2018
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Seems an understrength one diamond overcall gains little, yet risks a lot.
May 19, 2018
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Doubling with a singleton spade causes me to shudder; I prefer my chances with a 1 start
May 5, 2018
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Doubled, down two, at this vulnerability is a very strong possibility. I'm passing, expecting to later be on lead.
April 12, 2018
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It would be helpful to know whether East's raise to 3 showed extra values (or extra shape).
April 12, 2018
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