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On the bidding, a diamond void is by far the most likely and there is nothing in the OP to rule this out.
5 hours ago
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With 14 cards, I call the Director.
5 hours ago
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AKQxxx on its own is not enough. For example, xx AKQxxx V Qxxxx needs spades 3-3.
8 hours ago
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Bidding 3, I don't play Texas.
8 hours ago
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For those of us old enough to remember the methods espoused by the Sharples twins, 3 over 1 would have agreed spades and showed both a club control and decent spades. Without a club control, or with doubtful trumps, one bid 2 and then supported spades.
14 hours ago
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Would 6 be a reasonable improvisation (or possibly a systemic reply in some variations of the convention) to show two aces, a void heart and the queen of trumps?
15 hours ago
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Common sense?
15 hours ago
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The “group of other pairs” consists of who?
18 hours ago
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If West is confident that his own bid was wrong, he should say nothing. However, if he isn't confident, he should tell the opponents.
19 hours ago
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Probably because the hand on lead didn't hold it.
19 hours ago
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Anyone who doesn't play 4NT as natural in this situation is missing a trick.
19 hours ago
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I don't play this convention. Is there a response to show: (a) two aces, a void and the queen of trumps; or (b) two aces and a void?
19 hours ago
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I'm in a minority but I can't myself passing vulnerable at IMP.
19 hours ago
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No idea what partner has* but I'm not passing 2 redoubled to find out.

My subtle effort (3NT) at least has the merit of showing reasonable diamonds and some high card extras.

*With strong balanced and a diamond holding he could have bid 2NT; with strong balanced and nothing in diamonds, he could have passed; with an 8PT hand, he could have made his normal rebid. Technically, I think that he should have 8PT with diamonds (3 directly over the double sounds like a big two-suiter) but I don't believe it.
Feb. 22
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I bid 1NT and wouldn't double - second choice Pass.
Feb. 22
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If I had passed over 1NT, and partner doubled 3NT asking for the lead of the shorter major, I would on this occasion disappoint him.
Feb. 22
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You may be right about a big one (and I voted for Pass now) but I'm not all that sanguine about our chances.

Given the methods, we could have had a stronger hand and one more suited to defence.
Feb. 22
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I would certainly have bid 4 if partner was guaranteed to be unbalanced and also if playing IMP.
Feb. 22
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My comment about total points wasn't a joke!
Feb. 22
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Ah yes - distinction appreciated.
Feb. 22
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