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Is it? I sincerely doubt it. It may well be forcing in many, perhaps even most, but certainly not all.
Feb. 6, 2014
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“Virtually all experienced partnerships play that bidding 1S over 1H promises 5.” Firstly this comment is blatantly incorrect. It might be true at club level. Many top level pairs play that 1S can be 4 and that the x shows support for both minors.
Secondly it needs to be known if 3D is forcing or not. It is for some partnerships and not for others.
Feb. 6, 2014
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A related story - I was playing in the National Open Teams in Oz and was on lead against a slam holding Axx of Cs. (Nth had opened 1NT). I underlead the Ace, partner tried to cash another Ace - ruffed, and now declarer was able to squeeze me out of the C ace or Jxxx of H. Not happy partner!
Nov. 19, 2013
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I agree with Kit. Most players have tells. I am bad at picking them up, but I have played with some players who have an uncanny ability to sense when something weird is happening at the table.
Nov. 18, 2013
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Why on earth do you think that a 1H overcall gives you a good chance of a minus score? I overcall 1H because I want a positive score.
Nov. 16, 2013
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Splinter in Ds. 3Ds!
Nov. 16, 2013
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Look up SOAP. Systen over artificial pre emption.
Nov. 15, 2013
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This looks like a stock standard 1NT bid to me. I dislike a double.
Nov. 7, 2013
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YOu have forgotten another option - Pass. This hand is close to a pass; it is the 10s which persuade me to bid 2C. Note that you would have a similar problem not playing Gazilli. You would have to bid 2C.
Nov. 7, 2013
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1H 2D 2S
is standard. To suggest it is not is resulting, as does Barry. I like your “sensible auction”.
Oct. 10, 2013
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Who tried to sabotage it? Heaps of posters here who suggested there be a boycott because Israel withdrew.
Oct. 3, 2013
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Congratulations to Italy, and also congratulations to the Bali organisers for a successful event, despite those that tried to sabotage it.
Oct. 1, 2013
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The innuendo in the question by JKW is appalling. I really cannot understand these nasty comments.
Oct. 1, 2013
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Melanie, it would help if you could tell us what your partner had for her 4NT bid. For most posaters here, I would suspect it shows a big unspecified 2 suited hand, where x would be for takeout. What did your partner have?
Aug. 16, 2013
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So it was a psyche? Psyches are allowed in the rules of Bridge.
Aug. 15, 2013
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Of course HUMS should be allowed in teams matches; I can understand, (but don't agree with), the being restricted in pairs events.
They are fun to play and fun to play against. Anyone who has thought about bidding theory or who has ever played a HUM system will have Meta defences against them. Be aware that the opposition to them comes primarily from pros who are trying to protect their sponsors - note Richard's reference to Meckstroth above.
Aug. 15, 2013
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This looks like a pass or, if aggressive, a 2NT overcall to me as well. It does not look like a 3H bid by any stretch of the imagination.
By the way, why is making a lead directing bid which is designed to stop you bidding a slam “not bridge”? If I were 40 imps behind in the last set, I also would try some swinging. I agree with you about the kibbitzer issue, though.
Aug. 15, 2013
Ron Lel edited this comment Aug. 15, 2013
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Quite right Dave. A number of my staff have come down with Dengue. It is a pretty awful disease.
Aug. 14, 2013
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Agreed Mike.
Aug. 14, 2013
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So Sher is on it again! He obviously has no respect for Migry either.
“ They calso, (sic), promised other things, in particular the name of a security contact.” Did they? My reading of the issue was that a contact was unavailable, so from where do you get this?
Aug. 13, 2013
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