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Why cant I vote both 2 and 3? Dbl usually means something like “partner i have points, do something”. He will usually bid 3NT with a stopper or 3M without (or pass).
Oct. 6, 2016
Wouter Fitski edited this comment Oct. 6, 2016
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The reason you cant play ogust after 2 is quite simple: you can never get back to 3 after a 3 or 3 response: telling your suit quality is therefore a bit useless (only in 3NT vs 5 games). I myself use a different system
2-2NT
3: 5crd suit (Always max)
3: minimum
3: maximum: 3card suit (in case p has 5)
3NT: max, no 3card M
Oct. 4, 2016
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Do i miss something here? You have 6 clubs, AK of hearths and spade ace for 9 tricks. South either has 6 spades or his partner has almost no points since he didnt support while having 3 spades in hand. This means that there is a very high chance of the diamond ace being offside. I would just take my nine tricks here, even in match points. Make sure you dump the club 10 or 9 on club ace to avoid communication problems.

Expecting to lose 3 spades and diamond ace.
Edit: ah, pretty stupid of me, ill look into 6clubs later
Sept. 29, 2016
Wouter Fitski edited this comment Sept. 30, 2016
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You can make is as difficult as you want but since this bid is very rare I like to keep it simple

3NT:
4,5,6 = pass or correct
4 = asking shortage (4M=M, 4NT=om, 5m=7222)
4NT= asking 7 or 8card suit (bid 6m with 8 cards)

I believe this is pretty standard
Sept. 29, 2016
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Main problem for me seems the 1NT bid, it must now be a forcing bid since P is still unlimited. This causes opener to lose his natural 1NT rebid (what must he bid when 12-14bal with Y stopper?). Could be interesting, but probably not.
June 1, 2016
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Assuming 1NT is 12-14, North has an easy double and South an easy pass vs a 14/15+ dbl (he can have much more). By the looks of it I see 4 hearths, spade ace, diamond ace and king of clubs for one off. I can imagine either a hearth of spade lead which can make the defense difficult but you can still setup 2 diamond tricks.

Suppose you lead a small hearth (seems normal), declarer takes and plays a spade. Take the third spade (south will signal even number of spades and after that diamond att), cash 3 hearths and play the diamond queen. Declarer has no other option but to play a small club afterwards. Cash the king and 2 more diamonds for 1 off.

So agreeing with David, NS should defend this a lot better.
April 19, 2016
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I normally always play 4m as forcing with 1 exeption, its NF when we actively tried to reach 3NT and failed. 3ha seems like stop asking, trying for 3NT. 4diamond is therefore NF.
April 19, 2016
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I dont really see the problem with the hands you describe tbh. Simply start with 2D, gameforcing checkback (xyz <3) and rebid 3kl to show Slam interest in clubs. Partner will get very excited with example A, and will sign-off with example B. After that you can still bid 4NT quanti to ask for a maximum.
A. P prob bids 4kl, and after some cues you will prob end up in 6C. In MP 6NT is also a speculative option.
B. After 3NT you can try 4NT and p will pass for a perfectly reasonable contract.
April 7, 2016
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I see an ace, 4 trumps including the Q and a singleton, thats alrdy a limit raise by itself. And to top it all off your opponent basically tells the whole table he has a lot of points in your singleton, increasing your hand value by several points. Enough to also bid game in the rebound.
March 16, 2016
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