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Ian Casselton
Ian Casselton
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2NT artificial and forcing over opener's same suit rebid
Cheers, Nick. Ian C
2NT artificial and forcing over opener's same suit rebid
Thanks, Khokan. Do you have any notes (yours or Kokish's) that you could share? Ian C
2NT artificial and forcing over opener's same suit rebid
Hi Henry I think Kokish had a part in this as well, but like you, cannot cite chapter and verse on the topic (and hence, how big that part was). Ian C
2NT artificial and forcing over opener's same suit rebid
Hi Alan. The context I came across it is likely to have been IMPs and it would seem to have slightly more upside there (3m versus 2NT both making being neither here nor there). However, I would suggest that it is applicable to both (if at all). Ian C
2NT artificial and forcing over opener's same suit rebid
Hi Robert. Yes, TSAR is familiar to me and linked to in the article that I linked to. By Rubens' own admission, its downside is (relative) complexity. Bourke Relay and some form of transfer structure are also possible. But 2NT as artificial and forcing seems the least complex and perhaps ...
Marginal Balance
Hi Christopher. My apology if I misunderstood - I may have been focusing on your desire for a delayed T/O rather than the call to do it with. Ian C
Marginal Balance
Hi Robert. As our agreements stand, yes. As it happens, I've more recently held a STR-NT type with something like QJTxx of spades on that auction (he says, scrambling for the hand records) than a hand I would like to have made a belated take-out DBL - see earlier comments ...
Marginal Balance
Hi Christopher. For what it's worth, my philosophy is in complete alignment with Kit's here - if you've had a prior opportunity to double a given strain (or strains) for T/O, then that option is no longer on the table - DBL of that strain now becomes penalty ...
Overcalling a weak NT
Hi Ian G. Not by design per se, but yes. Spades are "for playing" - you can outbid the oppo with them (so in that sense, I like the idea of showing them as much as possible, especially if via a two-suiter - but less so using a DBL and/or showing ...
Overcalling a weak NT
Hi David. As a long time 14-16 1NT opener (playing against many WK and V.WK NT ranges) and a relatively recent convert to WK NT's (mostly 11-13, sometimes 12-14), I just don't get this line of argument. There is perhaps some theoretic strength level where pure penalty ...
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