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Thanks, good to know
March 17
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On hand two can I accept declarer's lead out of turn?
March 17
Stephen Henry edited this comment March 17
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It comes with its own issues of course. Last weekend the opponents quite rightly did not alert a double which denied 4 plus spades (1D)-1H-(X). An agreement that is unusual in NZ, although I accept not necessarily unusual elsewhere.
March 10
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Agree
March 10
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Always enjoy Bramley's articles in the Bridge World
March 9
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Andy, based on you comment I accept that they may gave been celebrated as my knowledge is from after they had “lost their way”
March 3
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Austin a celebrated English motor vehicle???
March 3
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We still have them, perhaps Australia could ask us to no longer use them
March 2
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I think there is a case re the 10-8. Maybe they can work out it makes no difference but how quickly they come to that conclusion is an issue if intending to play in tempo
Feb. 24
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perhaps you are making it clear to partner you don't have 4 :)
Feb. 19
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Mollo's book was excellent.
Feb. 19
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I have never seen a relay system that allowed responder to show a singleton jack. As Michael says however if the stiff J hand is asking then a different story
Feb. 17
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I like it as any GF, with takeout doubles to follow
Feb. 13
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I would have voted for Harry Callahan
Feb. 13
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I had assumed someone had stacked the deal
Feb. 10
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Agree, except I can live with 2
Feb. 4
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I never really understood how to manage the auction after 1C-1S (double negative)
Jan. 30
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I agree this would be useful, particularly in the case when you are trying for Grand and always bidding a small slam. Tempo in slam auctions is very difficult (fast vs slow) and when you are mentally generating hands may take time. SO why not protect yourself?
Jan. 13
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P-(1)-X-(P);
P-(XX)-3-(3);
P-(6)-P-(P);
7-(X)-AP

In the days of forcing passes and ferts a bit of convention disruption occurred in this auction!

The original passer had something like xx xxx Qxx Txxxx and by mistakenly passing showed 13+ any shape.

1 was also 13+ with the double showing 0-5. Then the pass over X was at least a semi positive. XX was game force, 3 was preemptive expecting partner to have clubs for the pass of 1 doubled.

After the opponents got to 6 the original passer holding 5 card support in response to the 3 preempt decided to support for the first time at the 7 level. Only cost 2000. At the other table 7 was bid and made on the successful diamond finesse of the Q and a delicate +5 imps.

I'm not expecting to see the auction again anytime soon.
Jan. 9
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Obviously it depends on the requirements for a positive. Over 1 14+ vs over 1 16+
Jan. 9
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