It's my poll, dated March 8.
Forcing, 5-5 (Your answer!)
Help suit game try in ♠, perhaps xxx in ♥
Depends on whether partner is a passed hand
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There were 10 teams, qualifying 8 (there were 17 teams in Reno 2016, qualifying 10). Six 9-board matches in the qualifying, with Swiss pairing. In the finals, the order of play was predetermined, with seven 8-board matches.
We played the Yiting team both days. They are terrific card players, and ...
The solution to having the big hand as dummy is just to play that 4C-4D forces 4H and 4D-4H forces 4S. You can then have twice as many slam tries (e.g., transferring and bidding 4NT means something different from 4NT directly).
I've had three hands suitable for this. The first time I forgot and just bid 3NT, which was the right contract. The second time, partner forgot and just bid 3NT, which was the right contract.
The third time the convention worked nicely, as partner was able to play in ...
The structure that I normally play over 1N is that 3m is 5-5 NF/F, and 3M is shortage. (I think it might be better to play it as a fragment, as it's harder for the opponents to double). I have played in partnerships where after a transfer, 3m ...
When I claim, I protect myself from pulling the wrong card or revoking. So I try to claim, and run into two kinds of opponents. One kind thinks I'm trying to pull the wool over their eyes, and the other kind realizes that they have nothing to lose by ...