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Why would you show both minors?
April 28, 2019
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Used to play immediate 2 invite 44 majors and thru 2 invite 45 majors. Easy to remember, since “more length takes more bids”.
April 28, 2019
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Looks remarkably similar to https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-3ujlu1jaeq/.
April 27, 2019
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Depends passed versus unpassed hand.
April 25, 2019
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Sit down partnership, not discussed.
April 23, 2019
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I'd think East has an easy raise of 4 with the nice doubleton in hearts, five great trumps and a well positioned K.
April 19, 2019
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5 was bid on two out of sixteen tables, both declarers down one. Don't know if their auctions would qualify as bizarre, though.
April 19, 2019
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Yes, I also agree, 2 is what I should have bid to ensure consequent bidding to not go murky.

At the table I felt like protecting the quacks was worthwile if heading to 3NT. That can later still be done of course.

We wound up in 3NT down one; the defense cashed four hearts and the ace of clubs.

Most pairs had to start 1 1 / 2 3 on KQ tight, for lack of the nifty third suit game forcing. They played in 4, with the heart problem clear for all sides. That made on the favorable 3-3 trump split.
Nov. 20, 2018
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Hand opposite: Jxxx xx Qx QJxxx.
Oct. 26, 2018
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Hi Kieran, originally thought to include the option “bid 7 if 2 is too grotesque to stomach” but decided to leave it out :)
Oct. 24, 2018
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I think that the Bridgewinners site maintainers are intelligent people. Also, they must have noted that featuring this kind of articles has lead the commenting crowd to harsh reactions in the past.
One could argue that by *featuring* this article the site maintainers not only took action against letter thieving, but also did their very best to facilitate a personal attack on Mark Horton, and do not interfere while this is under way.
I am still struggling with the ethical aspect of this course of action.
July 26, 2018
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Shireen, I know. Still, if one reads through all comments that are posted in this thread, one could wonder at what lies at heart. I for one do not like bridge to be degraded to a game for the populistic self righteous, as I think non bridging people might conclude if forced to read this thread.
July 24, 2018
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Thank you for trying to explain the rationale to this tribunal.
I have not read an actual argument yet. Should all alleged crimes by people playing bridge be made public on Bridgewinners “because that is just totally fair”?

Also I do not think comparing cheating at bridge (sic) and unethical or unlawful behavior in non-bridge activities is fair at all.

Don't get me wrong, I don't particularly care wether this article is posted on Bridgewinners.

I just don't get this: why do the site maintainers choose to feature this on top of all content.
July 24, 2018
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I probably should not have commented in this thread but elsewhere. I am just wondering about the rationale for featuring this article and comments.
July 24, 2018
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Why does this website *feature* an accusatory post, that as I read it could be at least partly motivated by personal and/or emotional involvement of the author and allow comments that refer to paedophilia, however smartly formulated by mister Wiss.
July 24, 2018
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I get a sense that people with a love for filling out 30+ checkbox lists happen to love five card majors, strong nt and natural weak two in the majors as well.
July 17, 2018
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Hi Steve, why do you ask?
July 17, 2018
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I can imagine passing that as dealer.
But why on earth would you pass a second time if holding both top card in diamond (making a diamond lead not costlly) as well as great doubleton hearts (making 2 bid not unwelcome)
July 8, 2018
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Hi Tom, I agree that leading A is unbright.
July 8, 2018
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