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Jim, why would you want to set ? OP describes 2 as -fit (in his first comment). Since 1-2 is old-fashioned you cannot have a better -fit then the already established -fit.
Dec. 23, 2019
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Why did pard bid 3? 1) doubt about 3N, well then so have I or 2) slam interest, in which case my hand will not be a disappointment despite the possible wastage in either or . 3/ still keep 3N in the picture, but do you really want to play 3N with a singleton opposite KTx?.
Dec. 23, 2019
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Of course, edited!
Dec. 23, 2019
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I agree with Piotr (who probably has more experience playing against this 2M then any other replying here) concerning Defensive Methode. This is what I play too. X now would be penalty, so I had to vote 3. I‘d have bid 3 initially because IMHO not strong enough for X then 3. However 100% Polish players doubling is a strong argument. I guess 3 over X has to be on 5 and then I can bid 4.
Dec. 23, 2019
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Dec. 23, 2019
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This would be even more interesting with the majors reversed. Would 1-1N; 2-2; 3 also be a splinter?
Dec. 23, 2019
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Dec. 23, 2019
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„ My preferred agreement is that 4 of a minor is not forcing if a stopper search has found an unstopped suit.“ That is my agreement too, but does it apply here? There are other bids possible to get us to 3N. IMO this agreement is off after a splinter.
Dec. 23, 2019
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How can I judge if S has „much less than what he promised“ without knowing what 5 and the various alternatives (P, XX, 4N) mean. If we are talking about what was promised with 3 I‘d say a 5.5-loser hand is more than a minimum in offense and 1.5QT is an absolute minimum in defense. I guess That is exactly what 5 shows. Does that mean I blame N for not bidding 6? By no means, I‘m okay with the bidding. Timo, you can‘t winn‘em all.
Dec. 21, 2019
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Richard, sorry my mistake.
Dec. 19, 2019
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David, I couldn‘t have said it better.
Richard, sorry to say so, but this is yet another one where 2N is the least attractive contract of all.
Dec. 18, 2019
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Poll to complicated, abstain.
Dec. 18, 2019
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16 hcp, value of 15 to me.
Dec. 17, 2019
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In PC 1 may have longer . Our QUC is a PC derivate and we use 1N to differentiate between longer and longer .
Dec. 16, 2019
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After having agreed that 1 always shows 4, the next step is 1 is always unbalanced. Open all balanced hands outside your 1N-range 1. We open 1 even with 5-3-3-2.
Dec. 16, 2019
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Mike, I‘m only referring to agreements. IMHO all systems, conventions and styles should be allowed as long as they are properly explained on the CC. Of course we need the rules of the game itself. Presenting opps with a CC is one rule we shouldn’t do away with, rather enforce it.
Dec. 16, 2019
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„ What am I missing?“ Nothing really, just that all these rules and regulations are sily.
Dec. 15, 2019
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Raphael, tell your partner not to argue with success!
Dec. 15, 2019
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Looking at the result of the poll non-forcing is far from obvious. Having said that, I agree with non-forcing.
Dec. 15, 2019
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Other: 2 is non-forcing, can be 5-4 but I raise nevertheless because this is no longer a minimum. X would be t/o with . I‘d bid 2 with 5431 with decent , so X is likely 5440 or 5341.
Dec. 15, 2019
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We don‘t invert either. 1N shows longer or 16-18 with 5-4 either way. 2M always 4.
Dec. 15, 2019
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It‘s on my CC in the summary as well as on the opening bid page. If opps don‘t even have a glance at the summary NMP!
Dec. 14, 2019
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