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Is this 2!c bid forcing?
It is this dilemma between forcing and non-forcing that inclined me to choose both via the transfer approach of Capp/1MX. That way I can show clubs by transferring with 1nt, and if I want to continue the force by bidding a new suit I can. Especially with a hand ...
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
@Rafael,yes, when I played this version of Precision, we used a semi-forcing 1nt. Opener passed only with a 5332 11-13 count that would NOT accept a balanced 3-card limit raise. Unbalanced 3-card LRs went through a strong but not GF 2/1. And the reason I stopped playing Precision ...
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
@Rafael, I think the answer to your question depends on your definition of a constructive raise. When I played your style (Precision), my partnership defined a constructive raise as one that would accept at least one game try by opener. By definition, then, 1M-1nt; 2x-2M could show a single raise ...
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
@Jim, interesting. What are the followups to 1M-3? And what does 1M-2nt mean (or does "any 4 card raise" mean any 4 card raise less than a GF)?
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
I remember reading about the Roth club. The hand that sticks most in my memory is one where opener had something like AJx KQT9xxx -- AKx Kantar opened that hand with 2 (strong GF), while Roth opened it with 1 (deeming it not strong enough for his big club ...
CG 11/29/19 AM #25
@Paul, I agree with your reflection. After all, if opener has, say AKxx x KQJxx AKx Might you want to be in 7? I don't think you can get there following a 3nt rebid, but you might if you have a 2nt rebid that allows opener to bid ...
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
Paul: I will defer to your better system knowledge (and certainly your better documentation), but my recollection was that the difference between the constructive single raise and the double raise was the difference between 3 and 4+ card support. (Of course, 3 was the GF raise because 2nt shows ...
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
There is another option, no longer played by anyone I know, from the old Roth-Stone system of constructive single raises of 1M. In essence, 1M-2M shows a 3-card limit raise, and weaker raises go through a forcing 1nt (which has to be forcing because responder might bid 1nt over 1 ...
CG 11/29/19 AM #25
Finding a secure fit in the fourth suit is the bane of natural bidding methods. Having opened 1, had responder bid 2 the rest of the auction would have been easy, so I am agnostic on whether to open 1 or 2 (once I can't ...
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
Yes, the Lawrence way. I've never felt comfortable with the wide-ranging forcing 1nt response that could include a 10-11 point hand with a good 6-card suit. But partly that's because I also prefer an artificial 2nt rebid following responder's 2/1 that is a GF rebid. I ...
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