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Louis Glasthal
Louis Glasthal
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A question on discarding
6. I want partner to continue spades, but I won't spare the ten. Take this for what it's worth, since I've never actually played Lavinthal.
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: 2 T654 AQ95 AKJ3
Do you have any support for this assertion? Wouldn't it be just as logical to assume that the cuebid followed by 2NT shows both a stopper AND support?
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: 2 T654 AQ95 AKJ3
Why wouldn't 2 just show a hand with long clubs not quite up to an overcall? Maybe that depends on your standards for an overcall, but I can see bidding 2 here with something like x xxx AQx KTxxxx.
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: 2 T654 AQ95 AKJ3
Isn't this an old MSC problem? If memory serves, Jeff Rubens argued that a 3 bid should show this type of hand, but that was in the days before fit jumps were common.
YBTJ
Because the raise to 3 leaves no room for game investigation, it should have a more narrow range than a raise to 2. This West hand is a comfortable 2 bid.
What do you play 1!h-2!s as showing (playing 2/1)?
I play this as a strong jump shift (SJS), but your description does not fit. Most players using SJS now play some variation of what is called Soloway SJS. You can Google to find various versions, but the basic idea is to show slam interest with one of three possible ...
A lot of MPS rest on your play to trick 1
We should be told the agreed range of the 3NT bid.
My Subjective 'Solution' to "The Greatest Play"
I think this may be ruled out by the auction. Wouldn't South have bid his 4 card suit over 2NT with 5143 and no more than 2 Jacks?
What's Your Plan?
Thanks Bob, but note that I'm not advocating any particular solution to this problem. I was only reacting to Marty's level of certainty that playing 4 in a 5-2 fit "rates to be a disaster".
What's Your Plan?
"his pull to 4S rates to be a disaster". Isn't that a bit of an overstatement? Would you rather play 3NT or 4 opposite KQxxx xx xxx xxx?
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