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Franck Guerrero
Franck Guerrero
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Meaning of spades bids in a XYZ auction
FWIW, there is what i play: 1 : natural, GF, 4+ 2 : natural, GF, 6+, 5+ 2 then 2 : inv with 5 4 2 then : stopper ask
French carding agreements
I was not discussing what is the best approach but only what is fairly standard over here. And yes, the 7 could come from (suit contract): H107x, H97x, H87x, 1087x, 7810, 789, 7x
French carding agreements
"8753 the normal lead is 8 to show even." Perhaps, it was the normal lead some time ago but nowadays the normal lead would be 7.
How many spades?
"oh and AJMO HRVATSKA" maybe next time ;-)
Forcing or not ?
Anyway, this has nothing to do with semantics. Either a bid is forcing or not, the concept of almost forcing, semi forcing is just a way to say non forcing except..i.e., basically not forcing. Here are the 2 hands whith which we reached (normally i think) 5 ...
Forcing or not ?
as a semi-forcing bid may be passed, it is by definition not forcing ;)
Forcing or not ?
See above, when 2NT is not available as a weak treatment. say: xx KQJx Ax AKJxx in front of Axxx xxx xxx Qxx it may be nice to be able to stop in 4 no?
Forcing or not ?
In fact, in my regular partnership, it would have been NF. We play 2NT after overcall shows a stopper, then 3 is only a simple preference, then 3 is last try to play 3NT. Whan all of this failed to reach 3NT, we are allowed to pass 4 ...
Forcing or not ?
In my regular partnership, I play what Patrick described above
Forcing or not ?
mostly forcing is indeed non forcing :-)

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