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Yes, really.

I am not saying my choice of 4 bid is necessarily the correct one with the hand in OP, however, I am glad everyone who voted for 4 disagrees with you. Otherwise I would feel like I came from another planet.
16 hours ago
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How interesting. Doubler shows a solid suit, and his pd, despite solid suit holder being on lead, despite being white vs red, did not pass 1 NT double!

Anyway, I pass.
May 25
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I think this hand is at least (if not better) as good as 12 hcp 6322 hand. Besides 2 has strategical advantage to prevent opener to show spades at 1 level IMO.
May 25
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4♦ sounds a lot like a hand that likes clubs? What would you bid with xx AKxxx Axx Kxx?

Really? Phil?
May 25
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How I see this whole thing is explained by David Burn, Kit and Kieran much better than I could have.
May 25
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@Ben: This is why I said in my post that I would personally start DBL and then bid 3. But I would not argue with someone who thought it is 1-2 hcp less than my evaluation. On the other hand West and his choice is not even remotely reasonable as Richard said.
May 24
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@Ben: 23 hcp flat hand is not GF even after 2 opener. Rebids 2 NT and respondent can pass.
May 23
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Mike I think people are ignoring the fact that East could have started 3 or even 4 over 2. These are also strong hands unless one decides to play preeempt over preempt. I do not think X followed by 3 shows a 17 hcp hand. Overcalls are up to 17 hcp even at 1 level, let alone at 2 or 3 level. I may be in minority of course.
May 23
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Mike, of course it is NF. I never said it is forcing but it does not have the limit Steve refers to. We should be just fine if pd passes our 5332 23 hcp to be honest.

I mean assume pd has Kxx Qx xxxx xxxx (and he will raise you to 4 with this) and passed, so what? Are you making 4? You may not make even if both K and A are onside. 23 hcp flaT hands are not even forcing in your free auctions. 2–2 –2NT–pass is not an unseen auction.
May 23
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment May 23
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I do not understand the comments about X followed by 3 being a gross underbid. I don't think it has such a limit (17-19) as Steve Moese says.

@Steve: Of course you can play whatever you want but there is no such a thing with steps as you mentioned, showing 17-19 and then 20-21 and then 22+. There is no such a tight limit for 3 bid.

A-If anything, X followed by 3 shows a flexible hand, since E could have started direct 3 or even 4 over 2. Double and then 3 says he can tolerate another suit if pd can not tolerate spades. (6142 6133 6214 5242 5224 5143 19+ hcp) for example.

B-Starting DBL also says E is OK with defending 2 if pd decides to sit on it. This is why direct 3 or 4 over 2 not only shows strong hands but also unwillingness to defend doubled 2.

Having said that, I would cue 3 after starting DBL. But the culprit is the W player for starting 2 NT leben, as Mike already said.
May 22
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment May 22
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Moved
May 22
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment May 22
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Congrats. I ate my fingers while watching it.
I am sad that Justin lost, I am happy that Steve won.
You guys were all great and gave us one hell of a match to watch!
May 20
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Thank you Kurt.
May 19
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Yeah, and pd knows 1 minor openings are lead directors!
May 16
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No
After all declarer may hold the hand I constructed, besides winning the A and giving pd a ruff does not cost anything as long as you do not waste your spots while doing that.
May 15
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Thank you Eric.
May 15
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Open the hand in BBO, click “options” underneath it and then click “Export Deal” and then click “Handviewer link”. Copy that link (right click with your mouse over it and click “copy”).

In the article that you create in BW, click on “insert a hand”. At the bottom there is a “Handviewer URL” space. Paste that link you copied from BBO to that space and click “create this hand” and keep on writing what else you need to write in your article or poll.

I hope this helps. :)

NOTE: After you paste the URL, you can click “Save and Preview” to check whether it worked or not. This will not publish your article until you are done editing it.
May 15
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment May 15
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I do not know the auction but perhaps they (those who played high ) played declarer for something like

T4
K98432
Q
AKQx
May 14
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment May 14
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5m+4M; transfer to the minor then bid the major


LOL
May 14
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4 NT is natural, 4 over 3 shows slam hand in spades.
May 14
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