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A reverse bid is a second bid in a new suit at the two level by opener in a higher ranking suit than opener's first bid suit.
11 hours ago
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“Talking to inexperienced players has taught me that psyching at a club game is a bad idea. That's what this topic is about.”
I thought this thread was about bidding 1NT without a stopper over an opponent's bid. That is not a psyche.
Yes Barry, it is largely your fault because you put ideas into their head.
11 hours ago
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It certainly is.
12 hours ago
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It certainly is a reverse. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck….
13 hours ago
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Tom I totally disagree with your view. Let us suppose that you are practising a new system. Where else are you going to practise it apart from in a club game.
To some extent the annoyance level of the opponents is due to unfamiliarity. Roll up to even a Sat afternoon duplicate in Australia and you will see people playing many different 2 bids. No one blinks or says anything because it is normal. It is the attitude of people like Barry R that causes beginners / inexperienced players to think they are being had.
14 hours ago
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“How does one know which bids fall into the category ”bids that have the same effect as a psych“? ”
I was thinking the same as I read this. Perhaps Barry could explain what he means.
Jan. 20
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Try playing him for money in a rubber game. Or perhaps better not.
Jan. 19
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Of course this is discussed. It is fit showing as in all jumps in competition. Why is fit showing not an option?
Jan. 18
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If you make a gratuitous non required alert and you hold the above, even if you alert all the time it is ……..(you know what to insert here)
Jan. 17
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Mark: “If you are defending the right to not disclose these tendencies, I feel a little bad for you.” If you are making disclosures that do not need to be made, then I would argue you are attempting to fool the opponents and I feel sorry for you.

1C 1NT* P 3NT
1NT alerted - :“Yes?” “He frequently does this without a stopper” The alerter is looking at AKJT in Cs and they get a C lead. You like this? There is a word for it.
Jan. 17
Ron Lel edited this comment Jan. 17
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Leigh Gold does, or did, Douggie.
Jan. 17
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in opener’s naturally bid suit."
Does this include 2 or 3 small? - sorry Richard, you answered this above.
Jan. 17
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Peg “Why on earth would you call the director because your opponent gave you accurate information?” The opponent gave gratuitous information. Information that was not necessary and needed no alert or comment. I regard this as sharp practice.

Ken, if an opp makes an alert, who will not ask?
Jan. 17
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This is really silly. If your partner made the comment that 1nt did not necessarily have a stopper and I led a C instead of my normal lead, assume that the C lead was the only one that allowed the contract to make. I would have the director at the table because of your patrne's gratuitous comment.
Jan. 17
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Here are a couple of additional thoughts:
Frequent light third seat openings.
Do reverses show extra strength in 2/1?
Both of the above have been debated on this site before.
Jan. 16
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I agree with Doug. I do not think 3 is unreasonable if it was meant to show a half stopper in . As I did not ask West how it was intended, I will never know.
Jan. 13
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rofl a “few” times Khokan?
Jan. 13
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Another way to play it is as it is played in Strefa: 3 is a singleton splinter and 4 a void splinter.
Jan. 13
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It was not that hard to learn.
Jan. 12
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No Nigel, she was not just quoting. She was posting as if it was a fact.
Jan. 11
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