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Ian Casselton
Ian Casselton
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What should be the “weakest action” over a 2!s transfer to !c or a 2NT transfer to !d over a 1NT opening?
Hi Bill. I was going to suggest this, in a different way, earlier - though I would draw a slightly different conclusion. In short, keep the acceptance to the minor transfer tightly defined (you know my thoughts on this) and if you have a more general invite, go through Stayman, or ...
What should be the “weakest action” over a 2!s transfer to !c or a 2NT transfer to !d over a 1NT opening?
OK, Paul. So no actual agreements as to what constitutes a minor-suit super accept when you play them? As to the straw-man re-drawing (with less detail) of the sample hands you gave, I don't propose to chase a moving target. If you want to run some sims, go for ...
What should be the “weakest action” over a 2!s transfer to !c or a 2NT transfer to !d over a 1NT opening?
Hi Paul. You still haven't stated your partnership agreements - I've stated ours - do you have any actual agreements that are pertinent? You may judge ours are non-optimal - and that is likely right - very few are. However, we know exactly what we are doing so will be able to ...
What should be the “weakest action” over a 2!s transfer to !c or a 2NT transfer to !d over a 1NT opening?
Not quite, Paul. But it is hard to comment accurately unless you stipulate your rules. For me/us, it is a top honour, so Qx or better. Then if partner was inviting with HHxxxx or similar, where H is a top honour, they know there is an excellent chance the ...
What should be the “weakest action” over a 2!s transfer to !c or a 2NT transfer to !d over a 1NT opening?
Hi Paul. I don't think you can serve both masters. If you would "accept" on Qx, then you risk playing a 5-2 when you might be missing a 5-5. Ian C
What should be the “weakest action” over a 2!s transfer to !c or a 2NT transfer to !d over a 1NT opening?
Hi Christopher. I prefer completing the transfer to always be the weakest action, so 3 over a 2 transfer and 3 over a 2NT transfer. This is for two reasons - consistency with elsewhere in the system - and so as not to give the oppo an extra chance ...
Guess the lead....
Hi Mike. If I understand correctly, the auction began (1) Pass (1NT) 2 (P) ? and you were considering the meaning of 2, 3 and 4? If so, seems to me that 2 would be a limit raise or (slightly) better and 3 a ...
Guess the lead....
Hi John. Not one of ours, I'm afraid - at least, if it is, I don't recognise it (and I'm fairly sure I would) :) Ian C
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
I often agree with Nigel - he talks a lot of pragmatic sense - but only half agree with him here. Opening 1 aggressively is pointless, but 1 less so - which, I suppose, goes to the point of Randy and others. It also explains why the concept of measuring "Mean ...
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
Hmm. Mainly because I find natural system homogeneity boring, but don't want to put too much additional work in, we have for some years now played Dutch Heart (a system based conceptually on Max Rebattu's Dutch Spade) in bridge of a decent standard, TGR's Super League. We ...
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