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Paul Block
Paul Block
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Jan. 3, 2014
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Aug. 16
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What is your ruling?
Ah, yes. Brain cramp. Good point by you.
What is your ruling?
So, if you KNOW that partner could NEVER have bid 5 over your transfer with a normal 1nt hand you have 2 possibilities: 1. Partner psyched. 2. Partner forgot that we are playing Texas. Since option 2 is clearly "suggested" by the UI of the failure to alert you ...
What is your ruling?
Why do you think West is free to bid 5? Who would ever bid 5 if they KNEW that partner had taken 4 as a transfer?
What is your ruling?
Clearly there was no damage since 6 can be easily made; therefore, no redress is necessary. However, the 5 bid is out of bounds. The OP does not specify the use of screens, so West was expecting to hear an alert of 4. Had s/he heard ...
Systems on?
I would expect 6-7 hcp flattish with spades stopped and perhaps a willingness to defend 2x. I like the concept of 1nt as leb, but I don't think it would occur to me at the table.
Systems on?
I had an auction a couple weeks back: 2 - (1) - 2 - (p); 3 - (p) - p - (p) I was the (first) 2 bidder and my (very) non-expert pick-up partner chastised me as she was laying down the dummy, "Pre-emptor is not supposed to bid again!" I ...
Erik Hansson's bidding problem: AK52 AQ82 AK96 J
Rest of the story?
Your preferred inverted raise style opposite an unbalanced 1!D opening
I think you might find this helpful:
Deb Dhar's bidding problem: AJT A52 97 AJ843
x, kjt9, akqt9,xxx? I don't play mini-roman. Could you bid it on that? I would think most precision players would open that 1 (planning to rebid 2 lying about length). Perhaps they hadn't had a chance to trot out the mini-roman for a while ...
Deb Dhar's bidding problem: AJT A52 97 AJ843
Without knowing what sort of hands partner's pass denies we're entirely on a guess. Any discussions about a defense?

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