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A novice overcalled 2 because she would have opened 2!
Jan. 17
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Obviously I don‘t understand alerting. I thought it was about making opps aware that a bid may not be what it seems to be. Silly me, it‘s about REGULATIONS.
BTW as can be seen in my profile, I regularly play in Germany.
Jan. 17
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In QUC 1/-(1)-1N does not promise a -stop. I alert it as such. If I regularly bid (1)-1N without a stop, I would alert that too.
Jan. 16
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The answer to the title question is yes, we have discussed this auction. Since there isn‘t even an „other“, I have to abstain. FWIW we play fit-jumps and this sequence is explicitly mentioned in our book.
Jan. 16
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With HHxxx opposite Hx you have 2 (3-3-break) or 3 (4-2-break) pitches. We generally use 6Tr-1 as asking for the 13th trick, in this special case the 6th card would be the 13th trick. If I hold KQJxx I can give pard 2/3 pitches opposite xx with 1 loser and 3 pitches opposite Ax without a loser. RKCB will tell me which is which if I simply take control.
Jan. 15
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I don‘t understand option 1, I can understand natural, but why 16-18? I had to re-read the bidding twice before I understood that you really mean 16-18 by responder. Why not write
1-(3)-X-(P);
4/-(P)-4N
Jan. 15
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A -stop is unlikely unless doubler is to strong for 1N, but then s/he‘d hardly bid 2N. As so often in competitive situations 2N natural seems like a waste to me.
Jan. 15
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As I have explained in the other thread, it makes sense to show partner a POTENTIAL source of tricks, a suit where I need some help. KQJxx is a source of tricks once the A is out or if pard has the A, which we can find out by good old …wood.
Jan. 15
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We bid 2, then pard will obviously bid 2 with 4or 2N with a minimum and not 4 spades. 3m denies 4 spades is F1 and we may stop in 4m without -stop.
@David: playing the German Bridge Trophy again?
Jan. 13
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Maybe 1N doesn‘t deny 4 spades or 2 simply gives the best description of the hand.
Jan. 13
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Opener shows value of 18-19. The Walrus in me adds my 9 and bids 3N. WTP?
Although forbidden I voted 1+7 (but not 8).
Jan. 13
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Positive means that based upon what I know from the bidding, dummy and the opening lead the best option is to continue the suit. There are some situations where the opening lead is a command to tell what I have. Examples are Royal Leads or the lead of a K if you play A for Attitude, K for Count.
Jan. 13
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Bidding 4 makes sense to show partner a POTENTIAL source of tricks, KQJxxx is a source of tricks all by itself. So we started playing it as 6-4 with points concentrated in the two suits, but missing K or Q of (in this case) . Then we switched 4 and 4, so now 4 shows this and 4 an FG raise without a splinter.
Jan. 12
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Minors parity, MAJORS plain RKC b of course
Jan. 8
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I changed my vote too.
Jan. 8
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In none of the 3 cases presented under the heading „Help needed…“ would I have called the director.
Jan. 8
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Ian, a player of your standing and experience knows what is meant by „precision“. I‘m sure you even know the meaning of 4 without asking. So the real question is: why did you ask?
Jan. 8
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In my method it would be possible to superaccept by going beyond game. For the minors maxbe aces parity is best, for minors simple KC. Its rare enough as is.
Jan. 7
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We play two-under transfers. Acceptance shows a balanced hand. The inbetween step is suit-based 3N, whereupon pard can insist on his suit or make p/c-bid. Transfer to opened suit shows a 3-suiter (4441, 5431, 5440).
Jan. 7
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