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Carefull reading would have shown me that you don‘t open unbalanced weak hands 1. That makes a difference. My original comment above was aimed at a natural 5crd M system.
Sept. 3
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Reopening is yet another cup of tea.
Sept. 3
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Take 1-1M;2M V the minimum is 10hcp in 4M333, NV it‘s value of 13. Does that change your maximum? If not how do you cope with the enormous range if V? Do you change your requirements for 1M depending upon vulnerability? How about …3M?
Sept. 3
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It‘s not just those (in your case) 2 opening bids, but also the follow-ups after 1 and maybe 1N.
Sept. 3
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I‘m thinking about memory load, not some (silly?!) regulations.
Sept. 3
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Do all of you position-/vulnerability-dependent notrumpers realize that you play 2-4 different systems?
Sept. 3
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You can also play the same defense if you are willing to forget about the penalty X over a WNT.
Sept. 3
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See my comment upthread. I agree with the 2M raise, but prefer to use 4th suit to show the „genuine“ raise and 3M to retain its uncontested meaning. X then tends to be a misfit and can be converted to penalty. The cue is reserved for good suit, no stopper or a hand to strong for 2M.
Sept. 2
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Playing a WNT you always have extras, value of 14-16/17, so 3M should show more then that.
Sept. 2
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QJT high!
Sept. 2
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Raise with 3 or 4 in 4333, bid 4th suit with 4crd support (playing WNT you always have extras either in hcp or in distribution). X has at most doubleton and length in 4th suit as you can trappass with 4 in their suit. (From Robson&Segal „Partnership Bidding at Bridge).
Sept. 2
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Bill, that‘s okay for those who don‘t play NFB.
Sept. 1
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3
Sept. 1
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4 doesn‘t exist in our book. 3 is available for a strong 6-5 (if weak I‘d open 1).
Sept. 1
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I‘d rather open the hand 1 then 3. IMO with 2QT the hand has to much defense for 3. We would open 2, which contains an intermediate 2 and any strong 2-suiter.
Sept. 1
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They usually do, even if we play against them every week. And if not, that‘s not my problem.
Sept. 1
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I use 2-way to differentiate between 2/3crd (P-1M;2-2 asks which) and 4crd. Losing 2m natural is not a big loss to us because we open 2N with 10-12 and clubs and 2 with 8-12 and diamonds.
Sept. 1
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I‘m with Richard. If he votes for a non-natural 2N, he MUST be right:-)
Aug. 31
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Points Schmoints, see Richards comment above.
Aug. 30
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Dave you can try to regulate everything, but IMHO we have overregulated the game already. My normal light opening bids are 11+ (value, not hcp) in 3rd 9+. I psyche if I consider it likely that opps have a game, that would be at most 4/5 (hcp this time). Others may have other ideas. I couldn‘t care less anyway: I would NEVER call the TD if opps have successfully psyched against me.
Aug. 30
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