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I agree that the term “high reverse” is something of a misnomer, but it's been around in the bridge literature for years and I thought it reasonable to use it in the title of this poll. The uk nofearbridge site uses the term “above the barrier” (of opener's 2-level rebid of his suit) to indicate that the rebid shows extra values. This is clearer terminology, but then you have to distinguish between a reverse (high or low) and a jump shift.
Dec. 7
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When you play any sort of “short club” responder needs to be able to show a club suit of his own when he has a good hand. When I play 2/1, our 2 response is natural and either invitational with no 4 card major, or game-going perhaps with a 4 card major. In MOSSO we respond 2 to show any game-going hand with 5+ clubs and this also works reasonably well.
Dec. 5
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This is what happens at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club http://ycbc.co.uk/ - unfortunately the attendance on Mondays and Wednesdays is often fewer than 5 tables.
Nov. 28
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2 isn't going to end the auction, so there's no need to jump. I'm expecting partner to rebid 2 or 2NT.
Nov. 22
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Even with a combined 26 points our side might not make game, so I'll risk a non-forcing 2 because I'll be well placed if partner continues. This would be a good hand for Gazzilli.
Nov. 22
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Yes, it's called Odwrotka. There are several variants that might have slightly different names.

In MOSSO (partly based upon Polish Club) we don't splinter on game-going hands after 1-1M. We just play 1-1-3 and 1-1R-3 as mini-splinters.

Using Odwrotka instead of splinters save about 2 levels of bidding and enables us (and Polish Club players) to exchange information economically.
Nov. 21
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My two most regular partners and I play transfers after 1 (2), 1 (2M), 1M (2M) and 1M (2OM). We don't play them after 1M (2) because there's less to gain.

In MOSSO we also play then after 1 (2) and 1 (2!M) - we assume that the 1 opening is a 12-14 NT and use a Rubensohl-style scheme, whereby a 2M response is NF.
Nov. 18
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With the opponents being vulnerable it's fairly clear-cut to pass, since defending 1 is likely to give us a good result. I'll also be well-placed if somebody bids hearts.
Nov. 14
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At either table there's a good case for leading Q from hand at trick 2. This nearly always makes the contract if hearts are 2-2, or if they're 3-1 with a 4-3 club break.
Nov. 13
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I thought that the range for a Precision 2 was about 11-15. Your suggested range of 10-12 corresponds more closely to other systems (e.g. Fantunes = 10-13, MOSSO = 9-12).
Nov. 3
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Yes - this is a useful extension to the simple “systems on” and more practical than what I referenced below.
Oct. 14
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I play systems on, including a transfer to opener's suit: it can sometimes be right to play there.

But after a 1M opening it's theoretically better to play something along the lines of what David Gold summarized in a comment on http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/what-does-3h-mean-here/

In practice the gains after a 1NT overcall are much less than after a 2NT overcall, so I haven't got around to working out the details.
Oct. 14
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I realize that this pragmatic style isn't for everyone, but it's strongly favoured by David Burn. We always treat 4-4-3-2 and 5-3-3-2 hands as balanced, regardless of suitability.
Oct. 11
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1 shows an unbalanced hand. With 12-14 balanced I rebid 1NT and with 18-19 (playing 2/1) I rebid 2NT. 1 isn't forcing in 2/1 (although it is in MOSSO).
Oct. 11
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I strongly favour option (b). After 1-1 I would rebid 1NT with KQJx KJx xx Axxx without thinking about it. If partner passes and 1NT isn't the right contract then that's just too bad. It's much more important for opener to indicate the general nature of his hand. Two Way Checkback will resolve most issues if responder is strong enough to rebid.

This is my philosophy in both 2/1 and MOSSO.
Oct. 7
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Or in my case 2 showing either clubs or an invitation to 3NT.
Oct. 6
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Partner didn't make a lead-directing double of 2, but he could still have four good clubs or five moderate ones.
Sept. 27
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While I'm strongly in favour of an approach similar to David Gold's after (2M) 2NT, I regard “systems on” after (2) 2NT as perfectly adequate.
Sept. 22
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I think that Gene was answering according to his own system. I would make the same bid myself.
Sept. 17
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2 is right - you won't miss game if partner passes. Jumping to 3 could come unstuck if partner is strong and off-shape.
Sept. 16
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