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I bid 4 and partner corrected to 4 which was doubled.
partner held
10x,9xxxx,10xx,732

K was led to Norths Ace, he cashed the diamond ace before forcing me with the Q. I decided to play South for Kx Clubs which was thankfully correct and -500.

3NT made +2 at most tables allowed to play in it for 74% to N/S
4Sx-2 was 47% N/S

Other popular scores were:

4Sx-3/4 (E/W)
4Cx-3/4 (E/W)
5D= (N/S)
4H= (N/S)
4H-1/2 (N/S)
April 24, 2014
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Partners hand was:
KQxxxx,x,KQx,Kxx

April 23, 2014
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Interesting sub note is that in some partnerships I would make a 2 opening with this hand type showing at least 5/4 in diamonds and a major with 4-9HCP.

Over the double of 3 I would probably wouldn't XX as the vulnerability is wrong and my four hearts are small.
April 17, 2014
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Unfortunately did cost Steve as LHO has found this 2 bid on AKxxx and out. Other tables started much more sedately and in quite a few cases uncontested partner did hold the two black aces qx hearts and three trumps which made grand virtually laydown unfortunately. This score 42% of the mps vs 7S= which was worth 83%….
Jan. 5, 2014
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I am only Italian on Tuesdays.
Dec. 5, 2013
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Meckwell can have two options for the double: They play either both majors or a single suited minor I believe. I prefer the blue club style option that X is either both minors or both majors with partner usually assuming the former initially. Hence my X. Playing ML or other methods I would pass
Dec. 5, 2013
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Partner chose 5 which got Xed and after some dodgy defence slipped 1 off (should be -2/-3). 4 was making the other way. I was curious as a) since both hands are passed isn't the 2 bid more lead directing then a serious option for obstruction and secondly the opps have yet to find a fit so isn't pre-sacing not so worthwhile.
Dec. 5, 2013
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Impossible 2 for me. Cannot naturally have 4 now so this shows normally 10-11HCP with 4. Partner still can show 6 or sign off as appropriate.
Dec. 5, 2013
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I prefer a simple minded 2 if not 1NT ;)
Aug. 6, 2013
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I think 3 showing 4 would agree hearts temporarily and now that we know he is 1444/0454 I can role out 4 as RKCB for hearts (that King of hearts could be useful)
Aug. 6, 2013
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I would be bidding but not 3NT, I have two suits which are Axx and if partner has a bad doubleton in one then we are probably not going to make 3NT.

So I am bidding 3 as a Vacant Doubleton ask :)
Aug. 6, 2013
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partner has shown values and the easiest bid for me to now get my hand off my chest is 5 as voidwood. The problem with 3 is with a normal partner they will now cue 4 and you will be stuck in exactly the same position except partner might not take 5 as voidwood
July 31, 2013
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4 for me as RKC
July 31, 2013
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It also depends slightly on what you play 2/2 as over 1NT rebid
July 31, 2013
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Some people do play that after a 2/1 GF they are just shaping out and not showing extras Steve. In Acol its different as your not in a fully forcing auction. I personally prefer the 16+ extras method as slam bidding becomes easier :)
July 31, 2013
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You need to live a little Steve. If you don't bid then how can you declare :)
July 31, 2013
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no quite the opposite in fact ;) Here it is obviously 10-a bad 11 as the player in question (me) opens most 11 counts.
July 30, 2013
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When you say 2 is weak I presume in fourth it becomes intermediate i.e 10-13/14/15?
July 30, 2013
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What is the range of your NT and the min length of your minor? #Moreworriediftheybid5
July 29, 2013
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I would have Xed 1. My partner and I have an agreement over 1-1M-3 (probably applies after 1D-(1M)-x-3D) that 3 is a club stop and 3 is rebiddable M/OM stop so with him I could bid 3.
July 29, 2013
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