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Lynn Johannesen
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Aug. 19, 2010
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San Francisco Bay Area resident. Retired writer/editor.

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In a word, no--unless a 2 response would be nonforcing. If you have hearts, you would respond 2. At least, I would.
Phillip Martin's bidding problem: 2 AK7 KQ762 JT63
Dale and I play methods that solve this hand. (Opener can transfer to clubs, then bid 2, to pattern out at the two level. Responder will never bid higher than 2 or 2 unless he has game-forcing values, which he can't have as a passed hand ...
"Standard" meaning of advancer's jump after redouble e.g. (1Y) X (XX) ?
My notes with Jan Martel said a single jump over a redouble showed 13 cards, probably at least 5 of them in the suit bid. Once I made a double jump over a redouble, and when asked, Jan quoted the notes and quipped, "So I guess a double jump shows ...
"I accept"
Martin, it seems to me that any UI that results is the responsibility of the player who committed an infraction--that is, the declarer. It wouldn't occur to me as declarer to try to claim damage because an opponent tried to object to his parner's acceptance of the lead ...
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The only similar Kaplan quotation that I remember was about winning an IMP match. He said that a team would win every match if it held its opponents to less than 1 imp per board. Dale remembers it as 1.5 imps per board. He wasn't, to the best ...
What does (1!C) 1!D (1!H) x show?
Acrtually, we don't, although in theory perhaps we should. In practice, it's wide-ranging, and overcaller tends to raise with a fit.(If advancer holds a very strong hand, he cue bids before bidding his suit.) I can't recall missing any good games as a result of our ...
What does (1!C) 1!D (1!H) x show?
For us, this specific auction shows exactly 4 spades, plus tolerance for partner's suit--doesn't have to be Hx, xx will do. The reason for the promise of tolerance is to tell overcaller whether to bid spades with 3-card support or go back to his minor with 6 cards ...
What's this X? (I believe I know the answer, but conflicting claims have been made).
Ed Manfield and I played two-way doubles on a number of auctions. One example was (1) P (1NT) P (2) X. The problem was that advancer always held *exactly* two hearts, and we were about 1 for 4 in guessing which hand partner held. As someone else mentioned ...
What's this X? (I believe I know the answer, but conflicting claims have been made).
Kevin, the votes in the poll suggest that you're wrong about what's "standard"--at least among experienced players. In a club game, who knows?
Surely not another missed game with 10 trumps
Sure, West might well raise to 3 anyway. Perhaps West thinks East would open 1 in 3rd seat, not 2, holding a hand like x Axxxxx Kxx Kxx. I might do that myself, given the weak heart spots and extra defense for a weak 2. Opposite that ...

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