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If I had the majors I would open 3NT (6-5 Ms). With 6M-5m I might open 4M or maybe 1M. If the six card suit was a lower suit, I might pass or open one of the lower suit.
Jan. 17, 2014
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I go back and re-read these articles sometimes and realized I have a couple of questions. In the major suit auctions, we knew there was a nine card fit when bidding a mixed raise. In the minor suit auctions, the fit can be eight cards. What about other situations were the fit is likely to be eight cards? In a Flannery auction for example, would you consider bidding 2-3 with a three card suit or 2-3 with a four card suit (given that 2-3M is a mixed raise)?

How about bidding 1-3 with a four card suit, with 2245 or (12)46 distribution?
Aug. 8, 2013
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One of my favorite article series is back! :)
July 4, 2013
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With Bobby I'm quite sure Steve plays 3M as invitational after 2D-2NT; 3m, since they play 2D-3M as a mixed raise. I would assume Steve plays the same with Gavin.
June 26, 2013
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Nice article! Could this hand be seen as a case for playing 1NT-2; 2-3 as a choice of games with an unbalanced hand so opener knows to pick 4 with three card support? It does give up inviting with six card spades unless you manage to fit that hand somewhere else so maybe it is too big a price to pay?
June 1, 2013
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We play continuations after 1m-1M; 1NT-2NT; 3C as choice-of-games bids with support in opener's minor:

3D = 5M-4m, short in other minor
3H = 5M-4m, short in other major
3S = 4M-5m, short in other minor
3NT = 4M-5m, short in other major
April 26, 2013
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