I guess a simple line is to win the CK in hand. Diamond Ace, ruff a diamond. Spade Ace and King. Heart Ace and King, pitching a diamond from hand, and then ruff a heart back to hand. Draw trump with Queen. If nothing good has happened in hearts or ...
Ed, one small addition to the Romex that I play is that after
2NT - 3C - 3D, we use 3S to ask how many hearts opener has. Responder can use this bid when holding five hearts and three spades. Do you have another way of dealing with this hand? Of course ...
I play this with one partner: 2H is double negative, denying a King or Ace (two stray queens are possible).Then,
a. 2S is relay to 2NT and subsequent bids are nonforcing
b. 2NT (22-24) is nonforcing
c. 3-level suit bids by opener, after 2H, are game forcing
Very sorry. I thought it was rather innocuous, but I don't want to even hint at saying something inappropriate and offending folks at this fine site -- bad judgment on my part. I copied down the helpful suggested treatments, so please remove my post.
How about these responses to an 11-15 1NT range, where 11-point hands are only opened if they are worthy of upgrade (probably 5322 with good texture).
2 Clubs, Puppet Stayman, with 10-16 HCP
a. 2D, one or both 4-card majors
i. 2H(or 3H), four hearts, maybe four spades, 10-11 ...
Sorry I offended you. I really meant for this thread to be about a bidding system (My one political sentence simply explained my motivation in pursuing the system.)
Given how disruptive a 1NT bid can be to opponents, there certainly is natural merit in opening 1NT more often.
You are missing my point. Of course I didn't mean that winning the local club game was more important than having fun. Rather, it is one way of defining a "playable" system. Opening every hand 1NT, as you suggested, would be neither playable nor fun, and it would be ...