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When? The 3 bid was not alerted
Dec. 10
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At the time of the board the agreement was: X= T/O (3-suiter), 2N= D+H, 3= majors
Dec. 10
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1 would have shown 0-3 spades, 2= 6+. I think thats quite common at good level.
Dbl would have been support. Sorry, forgot to add that.
Dec. 6
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Absolutly absurd ruling. :/ Action like that make me dislike Bridge.

So many arguments for leading a diamond and the board is adjusted because of a 1 minute hesitation? Imagine being South… hearing an expert bidding to 7. And suddenly 7N. I think no player in the world can imagine world class opponents bidding to 7N in an uncontested auction missing one ace. South has to be in a short shock and probably needs to analyse what pass/double means.
I don t know the pair, but I am sure that it happened not purposely and opponents should accept that. They have to accept their mistake.

Calling the director here seems not like sportmansship to me.
Dec. 2
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I know that, but how to good bid it?
Nov. 27
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Funny how discussion turned out. I thought nobody can bid less than game at some stage.
In reality partner had Axxx-xxx-Axxx-Ax which made 6 a very good contract. On a non-club lead I think its laydown on normale breaks.
Opponents really had 10 to 8 HCP.
I wondered if it was possible to reach the slam. (There are other hands that can be constructed for a slam if one opponent bluffed a little)
Nov. 27
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That is what I thought so too. . . That is why I posted the hand!
I passed and got about 10% in the Austrian Pairs Championship.
I thought that the auction was quite normal but only 2 tables out of 30 played 1N.

Opps had: J-AQxx-KJxxx-Kxx and Q108x-KJx-xxx-Qxx

Should partner really raise with Kxx-xxxx-xx-Jxxx?
Nov. 26
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How can 4 go down if partner has a better hand than a 4 start?
Nov. 20
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All other bids are natural (including 2N)
Nov. 20
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3 would be preemptive, everything else would show a good hand, as it it forcing opposite a D-weak 2
Nov. 12
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On 4NT as RKC 6 would show an odd number of Keycards and a void. Would you expect that to be the case here?
Nov. 11
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Unfortunately no, but with all may partners and three different threatments it would never include this hand.
Nov. 7
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On 3 there is some space left, so 3NT can still be reached. Also there is a difference between Major+minor and minor+minor. But I see your point with the mentioned hand.
I just have made some bad experience as responder in this situation. It seems I always decide wrong with hands like Benoits. If I bid clubs, my partners raise, when we should be in 3N and if I skip a 4 card suit, we should be in 6.
Thats why I like to bid out the shape early if possible.
Nov. 4
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Benoit: Your System is always very sophisticated. So I am surprised that you have to bid 2N with a 55. That doesnt seem right to me.
In the actual situation you probably have to bid 3 as a 5-4 in clubs can make 6 good. Else I think 3N would be in nearly all cases the best contract. (also depending in how strong the 2-rebid can be.
Nov. 4
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Jacob, is this article available? Danish is ok
Oct. 23
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If south discovers the 3145-shape and 14-16 HCP lots of hands are better in 5 or 6 than 3N.

In my favorite strong Club system we would find out, but I am Not sure what South decides.
2-2-3-3-3 Shows 14-16 with 3145
Oct. 22
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It seems like I live on a totally different bidding planet.
South can t have a maximum with 6s in my world. (One of you previous suggestions)
In my world they also have about 32-33 HCP after this auction or why would they bid 6NT? In fact it doesnt look like a random auction, but a very clear one.
North never has only 3 clubs in my world for a 3 bid.

Still if I accept all of this, the hand you constructed is really constructed. Partner needs the 10 of s and the highest heart in dummy can t be higher that the 8, else it won t work.
Oct. 10
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Not necessary. Double with 3 .
Spade raise or splinter with 4
Oct. 9
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Indeed a very interesting session!
This board was simply odd at our table but still fascinating.
Oct. 9
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Please explain why? What would be the bid with a non-fit hand with 15 HCP?
Oct. 9
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