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Agree with Richard, however having bid 2, passing 4 is quite clear.
Nov. 17
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I might have overcalled 1NT last round, but having failed to do so I pass.
Nov. 17
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I like 5nt last round, gives up on 7 but at least we will play in the right suit.
Nov. 12
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Easy double/1 depending which one shows 4 card in spades.
Nov. 9
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I would have doubled 2 for penalty, this would slow partner down.

Edit: Just noticed 2/1 is not GF so double might not have been for penalty.
Nov. 7
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Heart
Nov. 6
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4
Oct. 31
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I play double as takeout here (penalty if they didnt jump).
So I am forced into passing. However I suspect that partner should have doubled for takeout himself.
Oct. 30
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Yes I realized partner bid 2, could easily have QJ10xxx in hearts and out. If he had wanted to play in spades or clubs he could have bid either suit.

Opposite the 5422 hand I am not unhappy to defend 2, it will go down more often than not sometimes down 2. With a singleton diamond and 5 spades I would expect my partner to balance at Matchpoints.
Oct. 14
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Dont agree, 2 might easily be a 5-1 fit and if partner has a diamond void and 5 spades they may well balance.
Furthermore many people play it as forcing so I dont want to get in their way if they want to bid higher.
Oct. 11
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I would have passed 2, see no reason to bid especially at MP.
Oct. 10
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I would have tried 3 or 3 last round, 3 consumes quite a lot of space.
Sept. 20
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They are not making overtricks and we could easily be +500. Easy double.
Sept. 16
Yordan Boychev edited this comment Sept. 16
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One downside of bidding now is that if partner has a good hand he will be taking another call over 2 which may be -500 or worse.
Sept. 6
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Well if you have a balanced hand with no stop, you probably want to play 3NT anyway as 5m rates to go down. (assuming you are strong enough). So in any case you bid 3NT and partner will find out if you have a stopper when he sees dummy. And even if neither has a stop they might not lead their suit or it might be blocking.

With an unbalanced hand you can double (if 4 in the other M) or bid your minor suit naturally.
Sept. 4
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I bid 3 now, but not passing last round would never have occurred to me.
Sept. 4
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I could double with a defensive hand, so pass just says I don't have that. While my hand could be worse, I don't like my doubleton heart at all so I am not bidding on my own.
Aug. 24
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Well, over 5 they would have a hard time discovering their spade fit.
Aug. 20
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2 is beyond horrible in my view, you have 2 aces and only 5 card suit so you don't want to encourage partner to save. Even 2X can be -500 when they have no game.
Jxx KQJxx xxx xx at these colors and 2 would be leading in the poll.
Aug. 17
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Can I just bid 3NT and then 5 as a general try?
Aug. 17
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