Ah 1NT openers ... the bane of many bridge players' existences.
You have discussed opening 1NT with 'normal distributions', including 2362 or 2326 (since it would take a very sick individual to even think of opening 1NT with a six-card major, unless their priority is to play in no-trump ahead of ...
Reopening with a double on spec... is this common practice - even with three diamonds or not?
For if it is not common practice, I will always have to pull the opps out of the fire...instead of my partner.
I mean, you are not losing any diamonds cards, and his long diamonds with the 2D freebid must promise entries to dummy to finesse spades ... unless you are a pessimist and fear that LHO holds exactly AQx - given that his 2C overcall was alerted as denying a four-card major?
Gavin - really? The chance of a nine-nine card fit would mean that partner is void in diamonds and would surely take another bid - you give partner that option as well - can you really see this being played in 1D not doubled?
Bidding 2D with only four clubs - not five?
I decided to pass, and here is my reasoning:
1. I did not have both four card majors to double.
2. I had a ton of diamond defence.
3. I knew (or really hoped) that my partner would reopen with a double.
You have a 15 count KQ83 Q43 A8 A843.
Why shift your focus to a minor when responding 1S is 1100% forcing?
Don't try to be a genius, just bid your hand.
Come on Daniel - try just playing bridge.