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Kit, I am surprised that you advocate splintering with an ace. Please explain your reasoning.
April 28
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A reverse is a second bid a in higher suit then the first bid suit. A reverse usually (but not necessarily always) shows extra strength because partner is forced one level higher with preference for the first, usually longer, suit. Then someone invented the „high reverse“, which is not a reverse at all, because the suits are bid in their natural order (higher first, lower second). Now we seem to have a third reverse, which is a true reverse (lower suit first, then higher suit), but is non-reverse because it doesn‘t show a „big hand“. But extra strength is (in some but not all cases) only a logical consequence of bidding suits in reverse (=non-natural) order. I am confused.
April 23
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In situations like this we play 4/ as a slam try in /. As for 4N, no comment.
April 21
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So do I. Now where did I get the idea? Ah, I remember: from you:-)
April 21
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1 is a clear 1. 2 is a pass, but sometimes I can‘t resist bidding 1. With 3 I‘m glad that I can bid 1N showing 5crd plus a 4crd M.
April 14
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Blackwood fo sure, but that could be another poll.
April 14
ATB
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4X-1 (DD)
April 13
Ronald Kalf edited this comment April 13
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Richard, does your double promise 4crd ? What is your minimum for 3 over 2?
April 12
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4th thought: think before posting. In this situation it´s always opner who is Lackwooding. Of course 5 is Lackwood.
April 11
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Sorry X, 4 showed a void, so no need for Lackwood there.
2nd thought: 5 as Lackwood for (and 5 for ) makes more sense. Thx, I‘ll discuss this with my partner.
3rd thought: playing DOPI I have to change my vote to 5.
April 11
Ronald Kalf edited this comment April 11
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We‘ve never discussed this specific situation, but by analogy I expect Lackwod, asking for -control. Bid 5 without, 6 with 2nd-round and show KC outside with 1st-round. 6 shows 2 plus Q or (as in this case) 10+-card fit. Pard can bid 7 with both pointed aces.
April 11
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And if Richard plays it as non-natural, it IS non-natural:-)
April 11
Ronald Kalf edited this comment April 11
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2 shows 3crd, because 4 has already been denied. The bid is limited and nonforcing, but seldom passed.
April 11
Ronald Kalf edited this comment April 11
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Sorry if this was not clear: opening leader (my partner) asked about 3.
April 10
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The only information was „forcing“, nothing added. Can we assume now that it is natural? IMO the correct reply would be forcing and artificial. Opps didn‘t state that 3 was a psyche until TD put the words in their mouth.
April 9
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Edited to add opening leaders hand using hand generator.
April 9
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Okay, okay, I got it.
April 9
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Kurt, we have a light 1M and this hand qualifies.
April 9
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I hate the idea of never mentioning s too. Therefore I open 1.
April 9
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Penalty
April 8
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