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Poll: 1!C or 1!D when 4=4=3=2?
Fixed throughout the thread. Sorry about that!
Poll: Is “Plain Blackwood” Ever Played by “High-Level” Pairs?
Thank you, Debbie! You are correct that this is indeed what I was asking. :-)
Poll: Is “Plain Blackwood” Ever Played by “High-Level” Pairs?
I should add that I abstained because I do not play in the sorts of venues where one would be likely to encounter pairs of players who compete in national or international events. I imagine at least some of the other abstentions were for that reason as well.
Poll: Is “Plain Blackwood” Ever Played by “High-Level” Pairs?
Yes, that was somewhat intentional because I was interested in what top pairs are doing nowadays. That said, I have added another option because your point is a valid one.
Poll: Is “Plain Blackwood” Ever Played by “High-Level” Pairs?
I’m wondering if that is how the results from Bergen’s survey ended up the way they did.
Poll: Is “Plain Blackwood” Ever Played by “High-Level” Pairs?
Fair point :)
Poll: 1!C or 1!D when 4=4=3=2?
Or sometimes you hear “could be as few as two” instead :)
Poll: 1!C or 1!D when 4=4=3=2?
That’s right. That’s what my reference to “could be short” was all about. That’s the standard announcement (at least at the low-to-mid level clubs I play at) that the 1 opener’s partner makes when that’s the opening bid and opener is promising only 2 ...
What do you open w/ a 5-5 !C-!S hand?
I believe Harry Lampert does so in his book geared towards new players. But I personally don’t follow that advice. https://www.amazon.com/Fun-Way-Serious-Bridge/dp/067163027X/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=59795648521&gclid=CjwKCAjw44jrBRAHEiwAZ9igKB0aJBsgO1FlBPGyjatfDsIwT7lRQ1BN3tIICwEK20n_xqKRkhLJ5BoC7NkQAvD_BwE&hvadid=274783585345&hvdev=m&hvlocphy=9008237&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=3850892415692848858&hvtargid=aud-646675773986 ...
What do you open w/ a 5-5 !C-!S hand?
In the case I propose, spades aren’t *the* longest suit, they are one of opener’s *two* longest suits.
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