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All comments by Steve Stewart
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Bidding again is clear, I don't care how long partner was in the tank.
Nov. 25, 2015
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I had this unusual auction once:

RHO opened 1, I bid 3. LHO, thinking I had only bid at the 2-level, bid 3. Partner now raised to 3. At this point LHO noted my partner's bid was insufficient, to which his partner said “Look at your bid.” This produced a few chuckles around the table.
Nov. 1, 2015
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Double is certainly the normal action. Going for 800 seems incredibly unlucky.
July 3, 2015
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While the 7 trumps and 2 aces are nice, the shape is horrible and partner rates to have excess high card strength in hearts.
July 2, 2015
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4 now, but shouldn't I have bid 3 over 2N?
June 20, 2015
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Absent Gazilli or some other gadget to show this kind of hand, I think 4 is the best practical call. I'm not making a non-forcing rebid, and the problem with 3 is that even if he raises to 4 we're still not sure we belong in hearts instead of spades.
June 12, 2015
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“When they show more than one suits, a bid of their suit is best played as natural.”

I don't play a strong club much anymore, but with the partner I do we follow this as well. As Mike said, often times the opponents only have 4 cards in one (or both!) of their suits, and many times they simply screw up their agreements, showing a suit they don't really have.
June 12, 2015
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I voted for 5N fully intending it as pick a slam. If he doesn't happen to hold K how else are we going to reach his hand?
June 12, 2015
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This has to be a MI/UI/tempo case, pass seems just too obvious.
May 21, 2015
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What do you play here, Jay?
Feb. 13, 2015
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Once S finds out N has 3 KC, he shouldn't be asking for kings. He needs to be asking about the Q instead.
Dec. 10, 2014
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Would be nice if we are playing a method where either X or 1 shows values but denies 4+ spades, or an unbalanced diamond system. Without either agreement, I would pass.
Sept. 16, 2014
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Pass has to be showing first round heart control and inviting the grand. While partner may expect the ace and not a void, by pulling a double of 6 to 6 partner should now picture pretty much what I have.
Sept. 4, 2014
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Double just seems too obvious, we are 5-5 and pard is marked with some cards. Did partner tank before passing over 1N?
Sept. 4, 2014
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I made a (tentative) game try, partner rejected, I bid again, showing a slam try, and partner again signed off. Time to give up.
Sept. 4, 2014
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I appear to be in the minority preferring to open this hand type 1 instead of 1. That said, N's hand is a tossup between 2 and 3 at his second turn, but S should clearly pass 2. Even if N jumped to 3 S isn't worth another call.
Aug. 30, 2014
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We clearly need to redefine the cuebid's meaning after the session is over. That said, showing this hand as a 2-suiter is still somewhat risky since you don't really want partner to be correcting diamonds to hearts with such a disparity in our suits.
Aug. 11, 2014
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Only promises 1 4-card major, but needs to have a place to go if opener rebids the wrong major.
Aug. 1, 2014
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North should have told his story with 4 the first time. Presumably 4 was bid first to show a good hand, so there was no need to bid again at the 5 level.
June 29, 2014
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Nothing seems really out of line except for the XX, which is ridiculous. Looks like there is lots of criticism for the 5 bid, but from South's point of view 4 could easily be making and 5 is a good save.
June 29, 2014
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