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Playing transfer Lebensol, I can trf to any suit to show invit + strength. With a bal 8-9 count I can X for t/o if appropriate or pass. If this gets passed out we get our 150-200 when it is unclear whether game is making. Maybe not great, but not the end of the world.
Sept. 22
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I am happy to double 1 but not 2
Sept. 22
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If double is takeout, this doesnt mean that pass is recommended with all other hands that cant X.
Sept. 22
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Bidding 2 instead of 2 as North makes no sense. Even less so when he knows that they just wanted to double you for penalty in 1
Sept. 22
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Many countries have some kind of national rating system .For example the Netherlands have both total number of Masterpoints and a rating which is a weighted average of your MP totals from the last few years (4 or 5 not really sure). You can also see your own relative rank within your club or within the Dutch Union.

Using the local ranking system (if available) would be both more transparent and it would save some effort. Further, you might want to assign a ranking for each country as the overall strength of the field will probably vary depending on the country. (Maybe you can use recent performance in international championships as an imperfect indicator)
Sept. 19
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I would bid 2 if it would be natural, but not 3
Sept. 17
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I would overcall even without the club queen.
Sept. 17
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Double is takeout, but surely it doesnt promise a 6-5. Partner is expected to pass with a balanced hand with no 4M.
I dont understand bidding 7 on the given auction.
Sept. 14
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4, but I play that a jump to 2 promises a 5 card suit. Lacking that agreement I would only raise to 3.
Sept. 4
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This makes it somewhat more unlikely that West has KJx(x) next to the presumed AKxxxx and stiff. So I think I would play ace and another spade, but might be on a guess as to which spade to play on the second round.
Aug. 28
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A downside is of course that you often wrongside NT which is our most likely game.
Aug. 27
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I must confess passing with this hand at favorable didn't cross my mind.
Aug. 24
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Personally I dont mind if a pair has no convention card (unless they play something very strange) but having a wrong convention card would really annoy me.
Aug. 24
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I can't imagine putting myself in this position. First I bring a wrong convention card to a match. To me this has no value because an opponent cannot get any information from it, before double checking to make sure if it applies to your pair. All it does is it creates more confusion.

Then we fail to agree to any defense against precision after it was pre-alerted. And finally, I make a conventional double which was never discussed only because it was stated on the wrong convention card. Cant expect partner to figure it out, especially because he is not allowed to see the convention card.

If I asked I would not say anything, clearly we have no agreement and partner has no idea what I am up to.
Aug. 24
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I dont think the cycle is as bad as people make it. When I use penalty doubles of 1NT opening, I am aware that they would take this into account when they have a marginal decision. So I would be happy to have prevented them from psyching or trying to make a “preemptive NT” bid when NV.

In the same light, playing penalty doubles against a 3rd seat opening preempts stops the opponents from preempting that freely. However playing forcing pass is certainly unplayable. Then opponents can psych a 3m opening holding 25 balanced and then start doubling you.
Aug. 22
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Artificial promising exactly 3 hearts. XX would be strong hand.
Aug. 21
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Opening 2 allows them to get in at 2 level. Furthermore you might want to reserve this sequence for a stronger hand.
Aug. 21
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It just tells me that I have to continue describing my hand. With a diamond stop I am certainly bidding 3nt, with this one O just make the cheapest bid. On the next round partner will clarify what he had and I can bid accordingly
Aug. 20
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Sure, but even opposite this hand I might make if I guess who has the club King. And if he bids the grand with good clubs and missing the queen of hearts, grand is on hearts 2-2.

On the other hand if I sign off partner can never bid 7 as he will not know if we are missing a keycard.
Aug. 19
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I cant see how bidding 6 can hurt, partner cant bid 7 with AQJxxx of clubs. He knows that with all Keycards and club king I would have already bid 7.
Aug. 14
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