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Ray Fink
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Jan. 28, 2016
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Gradually finding my way back into duplicate after a 20-year hiatus.

United States of America

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Jeff Rogers's bidding problem: K632 T963 KQ2 QT
In my partnerships, 4 is most definitely Gerber so 3 is our only chance to show natural clubs. 3 sounds more like Stayman to me, but like Jeff I don't really know either
Ray Fink's bidding problem: K632 T963 KQ2 QT
At the table, this hand doubled. Partner had a 2NT opener (AQ5 AKJ8 T8 AKJ4) with two baby diamonds and couldn't come up with a better alternative to Pass. 2 doubled went -4 for +800 but EW can make six of anything except diamonds. Not that one hand ...
Ray Fink's bidding problem: K632 T963 KQ2 QT
Jeff, feel free to use this hand in a follow-up poll on that if you like...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AKJ98752 --- T5 AJT
After 2 and some response, my jump to 3 asks for control cuebids.
What are your agreements?
Nothing against takeout doubles, but please note that "double with a double-negative, pass is forcing, opener's double shows a balanced hand" is straight from BWS 2017. JoAnn and Danny are playing the presumed expert consensus approach, but now they're in the wilderness without a map.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QT KQT A8762 J92
2NT would be lebensohl in my partnerships, so not an option here.
What are your agreements?
Since opener's double tends to deny a full stopper, I suppose the stopper asks/tells have to be modified to be partial stoppers rather than full. Still seems workable...
What are your agreements?
Seems like Rubinsohl is a workable mousetrap here if you already play it over 1NT interference 2N, 3C, 3D, 3H are transfers the transfer to (spades) is Stayman -- if no 4-card major, bid 3NT with stopper, else scramble 3S asks for stopper, denies 4-card major; bid 3NT or scramble 3NT ...
Todd Holes's bidding problem: T9843 2 AKQT AT5
A question for those who chose Pass: is that because you are treating double as a support double, or just being cautious, or is there another line of thinking? I'd appreciate a bit of patient instruction, thanks.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: T A76 KQT7432 K9
Bidding 4 now -- a minority opinion, to be sure -- because I see no point in waiting until after 3. Partner's round suit cards are working for me. I hope partner will raise with Ax, or do the right thing (double?) if the opponents try 4.
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