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Only Walter the Walrus counts to 4 on this hand.
27 minutes ago
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It should be clear to everybody at the table that S has Qxx(x). No need for attitude or count, W must hope that E has a doubleton plus an entry. Suit preference tells where the entry is.
an hour ago
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If they never make a doubled contract, you don‘t double enough. My partner shrughs it off as long as I don‘t overdo it at IMPs. We do have a positive record on part score doubles.
an hour ago
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Ray, am I too old to appreciate these kind of „jokes“?
2 hours ago
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N hand has PASS written all over it, S hand screams „I like to defend“
2 hours ago
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Can we be serious. I‘ve seen more then enough silly comments like this. (i can only hope it wasn‘t serious)
12 hours ago
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Agree 100% with all of Patricks comments.
Nov. 16
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Exactly LoTT tells us not to bid 3 (16 total trumps), BOP tells us to X.
Nov. 16
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I remember being flagged for not showing all 4 hands in an ATB (I still don‘t understand why), but at least I used the hand diagram.
Anyway I‘d bid 3N as S and 5 as N.
Nov. 16
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Sorry, I misread the positions. Ncholas below says it correctly.
Nov. 16
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There is more reason to bid 3 if you frequently raise on 3. If not, I would expect W to bid 3 with 5 and most of the time with a singleton . Now E Knows that we (probably) have an 8crd fit and they a (at most) a 7crd fit, giving 15 total tricks. E has a good hand for defense and should X at MP.
Nov. 15
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We play transfer advances since about 3 month and will decide on transfers after double and/or suit overcalls somewhen next year. I‘m interested in experience of others of course.
Nov. 7
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Most of what is written here doesn‘t seem to apply to a penalty X of 1N: http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/your-preferred-defenses-vs-1nt-2-ukecndgcs5/?cj=723955#c723955
Nov. 5
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Can some of you penalty doublers please define what you mean by penalty double. My definition is „a double to increase the penalty for undertricks expecting that opps cannot make their contract based upon doublers hand alone and/or the bidding so far“
I guess most of the penalty doublers here do not mean that. I am aware of two types of doubles against 1N: 1) hcp, but then the question is how many. 2) tricks, again this is an insufficient defintion. I refuse to call any of those penalty doubles unless you need 7 tricks in your own hand.
Nov. 4
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A matter of system, not style. Not my choice though, but then I don‘t open 1M with a 5crd M either.
Nov. 4
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It is:-)
Nov. 4
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I too like MH‘s answer and have already propos3d to play it. I wouldn‘t use 3 to show reds because opps have a no-risk X to show . How about 3 reds non-forcing and 4 +M FG?
Nov. 4
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I play Woolsey now, but would prefer X in direct position as opening bid strength with a good suit to lead. Partner can pass with 8+ hcp and stoppers in at least 2 suits, bid 2 as p/c or bid own suit. Others Multy-Landy. I‘ve forgotten the name of this defense.
Nov. 4
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What do you mean by penalty? Partner is supposed to pass >90% of the time?
Nov. 4
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Edited #5
Nov. 2
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