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Craig, KS would bid 1 without the need to pray. 2 would be a possible psyche to get opps to lead into your s should you play 3N.
Oct. 4
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Ah, the famous Bridge World Death Hand. In my system I can bid 2N showing either this or a raise to 3 with short s.
Oct. 4
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I‘m repeating my self: „if people weren‘t always trying to right their wrongs, there werenöt so many wrongs to right“ (Oscar the Owl). 3 is bad bridge because they never will let me play it. Now that I „forgot“ to bid 4 I‘m not going to play a hopeless 4X where maybe pard can defeat 4 all by himself.
Oct. 3
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Without discussion, the bid shouldn‘t exist.
Oct. 2
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Our book says Minorwood (and 4om/N RKCB /).
Oct. 1
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If your hand is worth a mixed raise or a limit raise or whatever depends upon your overcalling style. With my regular partner (who would bid 1 with AQxxx and a black K), I would bid 2 (not limited to 3crd raises in our system), with most others as a mixed raise.
As for suppressing your -control, I never try to compensate one mistake by making another or to quote Oscar the Owl „if people weren’t always trying to right there wrongs, there weren‘t so many wrongs to right“
Sept. 30
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I voted option 1, but „strong enough to reverse“ is undefined. For us this is about playing strength, not hcp, less then 5 losers.
Sept. 28
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Richard, I agree with the main part of your comment (I‘ve shown longer which is the main feature).
Ben, 3 IS preference, it‘s also stronger then 4.
Dave, we usually do not open 1N with 2 M doubletons. If I do open1N we will be in 4 or 4 anyway with this hand.
Sept. 25
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Sept. 25
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Michael, then there are those who post here asking a question and keep insisting on their way when they get the „wrong“ answers
Sept. 25
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Ben, Paul, Richard, what exactly do you want to achieve with 3 as a punt? If S wants to play 3N he can simply bid it. What kind of hand should N expect if S bids 3 as a punt? When does he bid 3N and when something else? If it really helps, we‘ll change the meaning of 3 (and then play 4/ as an artificial slam try in /).
Sept. 25
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Sibrand, why ask if you are not willing to accept the outcome?
Sept. 23
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The result (73% for option 1 so far) turns my world upside down! What else is 3 but a limit raise? Are you really bidding 3 to prevent opener from bidding 3?
Sept. 23
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Kieran. Bidding game to make does.
Sept. 22
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Good luck to all the quarter-finalists, particularly those from The Netherlands:-)
Sept. 22
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Mike that‘s dangerous ground nowadays because it smells like fielding a psyche (not that I mind).
Sept. 21
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That was „only a suggestion“ dated 1993 (but I do like the book!). Kit‘s rule: pass is forcing if we have shown inv+ values and the invite has not been declined (I‘m not sure if I quoted 100% correctly). From „Matchpoints“ by Kit Woolsey (2015): „Consider the following common type of auction with none vul.: 1-(1)-3=limit raise-(4). By our definition, if South passes it is forcing, since the partnership has a fit and game-invitational values. It might be N-S who are saving if they bid 5, but it cannot be correct to sell out undoubled.“
Sept. 21
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Mike, slam is a very remote possibility if N has a normal overcall.
Anyway, for me pass is forcing and pard would simply pass my forcing pass.
Sept. 21
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If S psyched 3N he was willing to play 4. Why then shouldn‘t we play 5 N having more offense and less defense for his 2.
Sept. 21
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RM, you have my sympathy.
Sept. 20
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My choice is between 3 and 4, both minority choices, I don‘t understand 3.
Sept. 20
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