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Paul Hightower
Paul Hightower
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June 28, 2016
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Good club player, can't afford travel or tournaments. Long time contributor at rec.games.bridge.

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United States of America

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Style Poll Part 2
Other: simply 4. Partner clearly has spades and so we know we have a 4-4 fit. Partner cannot be so sure. Does anyone double in the sandwich, and then pass, with only 3 spades?
Style Poll
Auction 1 is a game invitation, based on some combination of high cards and playing strength. I am not clear where that falls between your second and third options, so I have tmeporarily selected "other".
David Parsons's bidding problem: J3 2 AQ9753 K765
Right, overlooked the Puppet part, so it is vital that 3 then 4 be natural and slammish.
Invitational or Forcing?
Oops. "Never mind!"
Invitational or Forcing?
Your description of West's 2 as either "forcing" or "non-forcing constructive" leaves out the rock solid standard for the last 80 years or so (in North America, at least) that, over an opponents takeout double, a new suit at the 2 level is weak.
Paul D East's bidding problem: 7 --- AQ964 AKQT975
Vulnerable, I expect partner to have some values, so I like our chances to make 6 or defeat 6.
David Parsons's bidding problem: J3 2 AQ9753 K765
Agreed. It looks to me that the 3 gadget is simply copied from the SAYC 2 gadget over 1NT, which at least has the advantage of low memory burden. Neither the SAYC card nor booklet includes a use of 3 over 2NT. Minor suit games and slams ...
Nicholas France's bidding problem: xx Qxx AQJx AJxx
My style has always been to raise with this sort of hand. In favor of a 1NT rebid, however, is that neither opponent overcalled in spades. Of course, I just went down Friday in 3NT when they cashed a 4-4 major and a side Ace :)
Fancy Falsecard
Pass looks reasonable in standard to me, but the hand is probably worth an 11 point Precision opener.
David Parsons's bidding problem: J3 2 AQ9753 K765
Note that BWS 2017 defines 3 as showing both minors. I would add that it should be forcing to game!
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