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Ray Green
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Aug. 11, 2015
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Systems on/off after responder bids over your 1 NT overcall.
Transfers on where available, Stayman via cue bid, Double is a transfer.
2/1 T-Walsh
Another factor when considering twalsh is that it works much better if 1 is a balanced hand - see the 1NT rebid for example, in the first reply, which is a bit crazy if you have a shortage somewhere else. It also helps that responder can go happily jumping to ...
Opening 1!D with 5clubs and 4diamonds
Yours is a possible interpretation, and it maybe should be clarified in the next issue! However, the paragraph is a subparagraph relating to an opening made in a suit that may be two cards or fewer, so it might not / in my view does not apply to an opening that ...
Opening 1!D with 5clubs and 4diamonds
@ John I think you misread the blue book. 1 is not alerted because it shows 3 cards or more, and does not show any other suit. Or I have misread it ...
Better to play 5-2 major or 4-4 possibly 4-3 minor
Not standard practice in EBUland for those playing 2/1 ! "Four more" is more like it. Especially when the opener minor may be 2 cards. As a system, 2/1 has many advantages and this disadvantage.
Which cue bid to use?
I prefer to say that there is no such thing as a "lower cue bid". After (1) 1 (1) or any responder rebid including a raise, pretend LHO had not bid and they have overcalled partner's opening. My style is to play transfers starting with X ...
The dreaded 15 point hand
Yes, I agree with 17 and a 6 card suit for a jump rebid of a minor. However, Nigel's hand with 15 is an extreme case of aces and kings with a very good jack, that certainly should be upgraded to 17. A reverse is a different matter, as ...
18-19 HCP for 2NT rebid - why?
If your system card (and understandings) say that a 2NT open is 21-22 and that 19/20 opens 1 and will rebid 2NT then that is what you do regularly (well, as regularly as you get those hands). If you restrict responder to passing without 6hcp then you are ...
18-19 HCP for 2NT rebid - why?
@Chris: Surely you would rather your wider balanced ranges actually be notrump rebids rather than notrump openings? When you rebid, you have already had one level to explore suit fits, and the level after the rebid can do that further as well as make an invitation. When you open, there ...
18-19 HCP for 2NT rebid - why?
Very true, but it is still wrong to have it when you do get that stronger hand 3-point range. Given that a 2-point range suffices for responder to make a game decision, I would prefer to avoid the problem by making the 1NT rebid a 4-point range, so that any ...
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