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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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Adjusted to 4+2. 5 smells!
Jan. 6
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Not mentioned in our notes, so 2N defaults to leb, but I don‘t think that‘s a good idea.
Jan. 6
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The more you put in 3M, the less effective it becomes. With your distributions we bid Stayman then 3M over 2D or 3OM over 2M in our 4crd. In opener bids my stiff, I can bid 3m on 5. We don‘t have a bid for 4-4-4-1, it‘s either 3N or invite with 4N.
Jan. 5
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Paul, better to bid the fragment. Opps could X the stiff for a potential save. We play 3M as FG and 4m is stronger then 5m. With a fitting hand slam with is possible with as little as 27 working points. With a Hand that doesn‘t want to play 5m or 4M on a Moysian, I bid 3N without further ado (or pass).
Jan. 5
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Jim, I‘m not Kit of course. I think what Kit means, is that captaincy is unclear after a standard 1grape opening. I firmly believe that a strong 2-opener should be captain.
Jan. 5
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The way we play 3 is pass only with minimum and misfit.
Jan. 4
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X for blood.
Jan. 4
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Not 10 points, 10hcp. That is a difference you know.
Jan. 3
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Of course it does otherwise I would say 10-12 hcp.
Jan. 2
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Point ≠ hcp.
Jan. 1
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E balanced at his own risk. Would s/he bid differently if N added „sometimes pard bids 3 with Kzth plus an outside A“ If not (which I strongly suspect) no need to even call the TD, let alone appealing.
Jan. 1
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I play 1M-2 FG, balanced or with 2 min (11-13), then
2 balanced, 3N, 4M to play, 2 5-4OM, all others 5+ natural in principle.
All other rebids by opener show max (14-18): 2 4OM, 2 4, 3NS 5-5, 3M playable opposite small stiff, 2N rest.
We may adopt a relay structure here and after 1-1M;2 (19+ any) hence my article http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/slam-bidding-in-a-relay-system/
Jan. 1
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