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Dave Waterman
Dave Waterman
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Dec. 5, 2010
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Those which plug a hole, rather than create holes
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Sapphire Life Master
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Transfers after 1NT - 2C - 2D?
Transfer to and then bidding 2 is a valuable tool for some of us to use for something else.
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
Holding Axx or Kxx, the wrong-siding becomes moot. With Qx (5-3-3) openers would not be right-siding notrump anyway. And there is an upside to 1nt...Opener will rebid 2m with 2-5- (4-2) and I will know it is an actual fit rather than a mere preference which I should remove ...
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
Michal: 3 shouldn't be categorized in 'forcing' or 'non-forcing' terms at all. That is the semantics. But, DB and others has already said that.
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
By inference, 3 DOES limit the hand, both in size and in shape. With as much as 11 HCP and the implied 3-2-4-4 shape, we will stick it back to Opener with a re-cue 3. This is only relevant in case slam is afoot.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: AJ8632 --- KT5 KQ98
That would be 2 for me. Really don't want a cheap 2 bid by the guy on my left.
What does a hesitation suggest here?
"In your case, dithering would suggest something important: that your hand offers a choice of continuations." Not likely. More likely just a self-check to ensure that the bid is within our current agreements.
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
"does 1♥ (1♠) 1nt deny both minors ?" Interesting question and leading to an interesting inference. With say 3-2-4-4 and a Spade stop we would choose 1nt with ten or fewer points. But, with both minors and 11-12, we would choose a neg double and hope for a chance to bid ...
What does a hesitation suggest here?
"If you open 1♥ and partner raises to 2♥, you ought never to have to think at that point about whether to invite game or not - you should have thought of that when you opened." When you are recognized as the God you are, and your laws are in place ...
Transfers after 1NT - 2C - 2D?
We use 2M after the 2 response to Stayman as mini Smolen -- five of the other major, inviting game. The fact that we have 4 of the bid major is merely to be inferred by the opponents and Opener because of the Stayman bid itself. Stayman followed by 3m ...
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
With, say, XXX X KQJxxx Qxx, as one example, Responder would x a 1 overcall because she cannot bid 2 and passing would be a crime.
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