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I don't like it.
an hour ago
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Makes sense for double to show a suitable hand with three spades.
an hour ago
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“Partner told you before the start of the session that he'd never play with you again if you passed a forcing bid.”

Best get it in writing.
3 hours ago
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What you need is self-supporting diamonds.
3 hours ago
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He normally will, but not in this case when opener has declined to bid 2 over 2.
3 hours ago
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The Blue Book rule (this is EBU) refers to “The first bid in a potential canap√© sequence, where by partnership agreement the shorter suit in a two-suited hand is always bid first”.

Opening 1 on that hand does not envisage a canape sequence. You've simply decided to emphasise your fifth heart at the expense of the sixth club. It's what you might call a natural bidding decision.
21 hours ago
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1 is not alertable.
May 25
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Suppose you opened 1 on Kx KQJxx none Q109xxx. Most would, especially in North America. Wouldn't you be tempted to pass 2? I normally like to honour partner's forcing bids, but I know I would pass it.
May 24
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He would bid 2 over 2 with 6-5.
May 24
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The Gadget is not a treatment to be lightly discarded.
May 22
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4 forcing. 3 was an overbid.
May 20
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Hand #4 is a lot worse than #3.
May 19
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It does if partner finds a rebid with 13-14 balanced.
May 19
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Suit Play cashed the ace and played low to the Queen when I set it up.
May 18
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Love All pre-empts should be OK.
May 18
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Try telling some of them that.
May 15
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I used to play 2NT-3-3-4M = 4441 (short in bid major) F4NT. Don't think it caught on. 4 could also be 55M weak, in which case I don't know about 4 - weak raise to 4NT maybe.
May 14
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Bill's line was also on the shortlist, although it's not clear how to continue when the Q holds.
May 14
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Can you give me an example hand?
May 14
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If you don't play that kit I think it has to be 1.
May 13
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