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Depends on agreements and system.
Can partner invite in more than 1 way?

I personally play 2 here as a value raise (points!) with usually 3crd fit and 2NT as a more offensive invite with 4+ support. 2 has a lot more defense and therefore sets up a forcing pass, 2NT does not.
Oct. 28, 2016
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something very weak (6-7hcp) with pretty much all points in the red suits. Phils hand seems about right.
Edit: 2NT is far stronger here than 3NT (fast arrival in a game-forcing auction), i really dont get the people who think 3NT shows 10-11 here.
Oct. 27, 2016
Wouter Fitski edited this comment Oct. 27, 2016
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Mostly North but depends a bit on style. With 54 in the majors I would always dbl 2 to immediately show 8 major cards. 3 therefore shows values, trying to get to 3NT.

Souths pass seems okish, thinking his partner has 4hearths.
Oct. 27, 2016
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Its better than 20% imo.
Its 12vs13hcp and west opened, chance of him having Q is extremely high (80-90%, almost 100% after E shows Q). Hearths 3-3 is only 30%ish but there is an extra chance of the Jack dropping in a doubleton. All in all about 30%.
Oct. 26, 2016
Wouter Fitski edited this comment Oct. 26, 2016
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I really dont like 3NT from West, its a game forcing situation. E can still have 3 HEARTHS!. Its an easy 3 for me, showing mild SI.
Oct. 26, 2016
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Would like to blame N for 50% and S for 0. North has to realize with this shape he would dbl with +-10hcp, therefore he has 3hcp more than he promised.

However, 3NT makes because the hearths are 3-3 and diamond finesse works. Its not that great of a game (although one you want to be in at imps)
Oct. 26, 2016
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Never sell your preemp twice unless you have severe extras in terms of offensive values (voids etc). 3 is an excellent descriptive bid (4+ 0-1 def tricks) after which partner can determine himself whether or not to bid 4-5.
Agreeing with comments above
Oct. 18, 2016
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Agree with other comments that a cuebid shows either a first or second round control.
1 exeption though: when partner has a known good 5card suit
(1-2 or 1M-2) a cuebid shows Kx, Ax and sometimes Qx. Partner cannot make a good judgement of slam if he/she doesnt know if his p has a singleton of honneur in his second suit.
Oct. 17, 2016
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Pass from south seems weird with a 4crd in spades, pass from north seem weird cuz he has an easy take-out double. 4hearths seems extremely weird because partner has no clue for which contract you are cueing for.
Oct. 13, 2016
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The reason we play take-out doubles is because it allows to more easily penalize the opps when we have a 3-3 trump fit.

double=take-out with at best a weak 3crd suit, xxx. Passing therefore means i have values in their suit, Hxx at the minimum. After pass partner can double with for example xxx because he knows the opps dont have a fit.

It has some disadvantages as well but so far it usually works
Oct. 13, 2016
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I dont see the point of playing as pass or correct. Partners minor is solid so dummy having 1,2 or 3 crd support means very little unless you also have ruffing value in another suit. Given that partner never has the ace in your side singleton this gets optimistic very fast.
Oct. 13, 2016
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Changed it,indeed not very clear. I ment we cant invite after 1NT-dbl, we can bid game or rdl showing points. After rdl we can bid something like 2NT to show a invitationel hand.
Oct. 11, 2016
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To me it doesnt, but thats an agreement i have with my partner. Pass shows a willingness to coorperate with partners points (penalty) double. After this we play take-out doubles, so i would be forced to double 3C and 2S to protect partner penalty holding.

Pass doesnt have to show a strong hand, dont get me wrong, but it shows a (semi-balanced) hand with some defense whereas 3H shows not only a weak hand but also with little defense. Something like x-KQJxxx-KJx-Qxx or more hearths.
Oct. 11, 2016
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We normally play a 12-14NT, and a run-out system after dbl. 2x or 3x would be natural and tp. 2NT would show an invite+ 2 suiters. We can't show a natural invite to 3NT after dbl.
Oct. 10, 2016
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3 seems like the weakest bid south can make in this auction.
Oct. 10, 2016
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we play take-out doubles after rdl but dbl can easily be a 2crd suit (even hx) or even a 3crd suit (xxx).
Bidding would go exactly the same if North had 1less club and 1 more diamond
Oct. 10, 2016
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First double is lionel: spades + another, could be 4-4.
XX=strong with intention of penalty
second X=take-out
Oct. 10, 2016
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Agree with other comment, 5H seems quite easy with this hand tbh.
Oct. 10, 2016
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The point im trying to make is trying to determine partners defensive values.

He could have something like
1. x-QJxxxxx-Hx-Hxx in which case 5spades goes down alot
2. x-QJxxxxx-x-Vxxx in which case 5 spades often makes.

I wonder if there is any bid of showing a constructive raise to 5hearths, in which case partner can double with hand 1 and pass with hand 2. As the bidding went I certainly wouldnt double.
Oct. 10, 2016
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Seems fair (polling so far seems in favor of pass)
Would you have bid anything else than 5H?

What would 5C,5D or 4NT show? (after 4spades i mean)
Maybe 4NT and converting p 5m to 5H shows a constructive raise with some defense?
Oct. 10, 2016
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