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Raphael Hallerman
Raphael Hallerman
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Member Since
Dec. 15, 2016
Last Seen
Jan. 28
Member Type
Bridge Player
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USBF Junior and 4th year computer science and economics undergrad at UChicago

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Sean McNally, Cynthia Huang, Ilan Wolff
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Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: 3 K9865 Q9 JT954
I took it as showing a fit (partner is experienced and my understanding is that this is the most common treatment). But Ilan is right, it is undiscussed.
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: K753 A65 KQT953 ---
We were in 5-2 :)
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: K753 A65 KQT953 ---
J98 KJ7 AJ7 KJ82. Diamonds split 4-0, and both Q and Q were off.
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: K753 A65 KQT953 ---
So this hand was actually not mine. I was the 3NT bidder, and the 2 tables in the team match made different calls over 3NT. I was just curious whether Pass was clear, bidding on was clear, or neither (hard for me to evaluate after seeing the results of different ...
New suit forcing/non-forcing?
It was the last one. I passed, taking it as non-forcing. He was in fact 5-5 with a GF hand, but due to multiple bad breaks was only able to make 2 for a top! Still got an earful.
New suit forcing/non-forcing?
In my main partnership (playing precision), we use 1-2M how you described. So yes, for us 2 here would be GF, while X would be more about general values and possibly wanting to penalize 2 (opener could have 4-5 clubs).
New suit forcing/non-forcing?
This was a strong contender, don't get me wrong. Just wanted to keep things clean in the poll, without getting the new partner aspect involved.
New suit forcing/non-forcing?
Will add this as an option. So when would you choose to X or 2?
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: KJ6 KQ2 J976 KQ6
My vote is now for what I bid at the table. Seems like 2/3 people were going to disagree with me no matter what action I took.
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: AKQT5 KQJ6 QT52 ---
Like I said above, I was unsure which bids were still systems on (this was not with a regular partner), but I do agree that 3 is definitely more informative than 3 if it's still on.

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