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A common agreement is to play transfers starting with 1NT:
1NT=, 2=, 2 good raise, 2 bad raise. It gives up a natural 1NT but gives you the ability to make 2 different raises as well as to immediately show your suit with both competitive and strong hands.
10 hours ago
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If West had anything close to a vulnerable 2 level overcall, 5 would be a heavy favorite to make.
June 20
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Where I play there is an annual fee of about 50 Euro, having paid that all games are for free. (For non-members I think it costs something like 2.50 per night: usually 24 boards).

However the club resides in a bar/cafe so you end of spending some money for drinks anyway ( a regular coffee costs about 1 euro, a beer around 2.50).
June 18
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Just bid NT with 2 balanced hands. They might not lead it or the suit might block.
June 18
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I would play the 8 if we agreed to give count throughout.
Otherwise the 3.
June 14
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I like 4 over 2NT if it would be splinter for .
June 14
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If I can pass tempo I may do that, but in practice I will need some time to decide.

Very good problem.
June 13
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I very much like my hand so I would certainly make an invit 4card raise (irrespective of the meaning of 2). Whether this is 2NT, 3 or 2 depends on agreements.
June 6
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Agree, I would bid 3 if it would be shortage, otherwise 2NT.
June 5
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I would pass the 4441s and open all balanced 9-11 with 1.
Or even better try 1NT as 9-11 and play 1 as 12-14 bal or nat.
June 3
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or partner might be 1345 and we turn +500 into -300 if we bid.
April 28
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Clearly without any UI you would pass: You have dead minimum, no shape and at best 1 defensive trick.

Why would you do something else, just because your partner explained your bid differently?
April 26
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I would pass 1NT, but then compete when they transfer in spades. (double or 2NT)
April 21
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In practice, declarer might only show the 2 high trumps (the tricks he was taking).
In that case I would normally not bother to ask what the last card was (unless I am interested what was the whole hand or I thought that he revoked).
April 17
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First Hand might have bid 3NT with Kx of spades and stiff king of hearts, hands 2 and 3 look like 2NT openings to me.
April 17
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Maybe my standards for 3 are a bit higher, but I would be worried about missing 7 than going off in 5.
April 17
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I bid 4 on the premise that hearts are agreed. Surely if partner wanted to play in clubs opposite a singleton he would have rebid them over 2.
April 12
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I would pass for now, mby I get the chance to double 1NT.
April 10
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Well if I could show minimum with shortness without revealing it unless partner specifically asks I would do that.

But given the system I would choose an unpopular and maybe unusual auction because I believe not revealing my hand would be better in the long run. I am prepared to apologize if wrong.
April 4
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I would just bid game and not tell them what to lead at matchpoints. We might have a slam, but given my distributional minimum it might be quite hard to bid anyway. And if partner has a monster, he might still move.
April 4
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