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All comments by Anant Rathi
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I don’t think there’s a recognized standard, but l like to agree that xx or better is required to leave in a 1- or 2-level dbl after this start.

(BTW It is definitely standard for 2 in this sequence to be forcing)
June 4
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Yes. Definitely
June 3
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If you have a sophisticated system after 1-2N that allows opener to show their exact shape, then Responder can diagnose the second fit.

And if your system is even more sophisticated, Responder can at that point either set diamonds as trump or issue a 6-keycard ask. If not, Responder can (and probably should) jump to 6.

But playing a standard system, I don't see a reasonable way.
June 3
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I suspect natural and NF is more popular.
May 30
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Neither is a possible hand for partner, unless they decided to psyche a club control
May 30
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I'm not really sure what is standard here, but I don't think we have anything more than we've shown, and 6 might show K, so I'm bidding 6.

If partner has Axx AJ10xx AKxx x, we do not want to be in grand (though it's far from hopeless).
May 28
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I don't agree, wouldn't 6 ask for 3rd rd club control?
May 28
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LOL
May 21
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Yeah yeah, he overbid, whatever. Not the point
May 21
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It was when we thought we were missing a card
May 21
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I don’t think 4 should be last train. Cuebid denying a minir control seems useful
May 20
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3 is definitely forcing, and as such I'm pretty surprised it's such a popular call (so far). Double should be t/o, and it's reasonable with this hand. The problem is if partner bids anything but 3, we're getting too high.
May 14
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We might run into bad breaks in a spade contract.

Since it rates to be our hand, I have an inclination to double. But double is maximal (artificial game invitation), so can't do that.
May 14
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4N definitely does not show hearts. 4 probably should, but it's not something I would trot out undiscussed.

Anyway, yes, 4 now is a slam try because with no interest we wouldn't bother bidding 3. 4 would be a stronger slam try in hearts.
May 14
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4 unambiguously agrees hearts
May 9
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If we had the agreement that partner *must* have long hearts, I'd bid 4.

But I don't want to have that agreement. Partner should be allowed to bid this way with 45
April 26
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I'm surprised partner couldn't keycard over 4. But it sure doesn't look like a keycard response will help me figure the hand out, so 5
April 26
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The 7-spot probably makes a difference (?)
If the clubs were 109642, I bet the 4 (or 2) would have gotten more votes.
April 25
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I held West's hand too, and also passed. I still feel fine about it.
But *shrug* – https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-gzzm3osiv9
April 22
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3 can be defined in one of 2 ways:

1) Artificial “punt”, denying a fit, extra diamond length, or club stopper
2) Natural, showing 5-5 or longer

I prefer the latter, but it seems like 3 is the correct bid either way. If partner is punting, we certainly don't have a club stopper either. If partner has a 2-suiter our bid is less clear, but diamonds could be the right strain.
April 22
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