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All comments by Andrew Sinclair
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What would partner have bid with AQxx, xxx, Axxxx, x? If slam makes with a fitting subminimum and good breaks, why not make at least a game try at IMPs?
Oct. 3, 2018
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With North a passed hand, can he or she really suggest to play a suit that is not one of South's? I don't think so. After either 2 or 2 South should correct to their major suit.
Sept. 29, 2018
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Sept. 29, 2018
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What’s XX then 2?
Sept. 27, 2018
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What is our agreement here? A 6-card limit raise? What’s the difference between this and 1-1-1-2NT-3*-3? It sounds like partner has xx, AQxxxx, Axx, xx and I don’t see where our 10th trick is coming from.
Sept. 23, 2018
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Do you play Nonserious/Frivilous 3NT or Serious 3NT? If neither, you sort of just have to blast.
Sept. 21, 2018
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I had a very similar situation last night. I think any 3-level bid is competing only. X looks like penalty with other agreement so I guess you have no game tries available. A good situation to have been playing negative free bids, I guess.
Sept. 20, 2018
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2 and then 2NT over 2.
Sept. 19, 2018
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The reverse only promises 17+ HCP. With a misfit and only 7 HCP, perhaps you could have bid 2NT relay to 3 to sign off in 3. Partner is not strong enough to go to game opposite a sign-off, so the auction will end there.
Sept. 11, 2018
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If this isn’t obvious, don’t play a natural system.
Sept. 11, 2018
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That is nowhere near a precision 1 let alone a standard 2.
Sept. 4, 2018
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After 1-1-2, 2 can be artificial third suit forcing. With the given hand and auction, I'd bid 2NT no matter where the honors are. Partner can bid 3 with exactly 2=3=6=2 (or would partner not raise hearts with (1)-3=6-(3)? Or you could play 2 here as artificial F1 as otherwise in standard it would be GF bidding out shape, though you know there is no spade fit (unless responder bids spades twice to show 5=6 majors).
Aug. 11, 2018
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I read your system, and agree with your goals for UP! including the order of the importance of finding fits. Unfortunately, this is a place where UP! can miss what you identified as the first priority fit to find (3 with opener, 5 with responder). With 53 majors as responder I admit I can't find the 5(opener)-3(responder) fits as I use Jacoby transfer with those hands, though your system notes admitted you can't always find those fits either. I think the easiest way to find those would be for the opener to optionally break Jacoby tranfers with a 3M+1 bid when 5-2 in the majors; UP! is already giving up the ability to stop in 3M anyway.
July 26, 2018
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After 2NT-3; 3-3NT, if opener is (32) in the majors, you can't find out if you have a fit below 3NT.
July 24, 2018
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Over 2, 2 is to play.

Over 2 or 2 we play uvu, so 2 shows clubs and 2 shows diamonds, Inv+, and double is to penalize.

Over 2, 2, and 2, Lehbensohl is on: 2N relays for a signoff. Direct 3m is invitational. A direct 3N denies either stopper; 2N then 3N shows both stoppers; 2N then 3M shows a stopper in that major and denies a stopper in the other major.

As for the why, it's consistent with what else we play and is easy to remember.
July 21, 2018
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Is that standard or a specific agreement you have? It seems like many people would play that as an invitational splinter.
July 18, 2018
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If you wanted to play 4 regardless of what partner has, you need to use Texas transfer. Jacoby transfer then 4M is an invite to slam exploration.
July 16, 2018
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Surely I have a systemic bid to make here. I make whatever that bid is. For my answer to this poll, I assumed the same system I use when partner opens a precision 2 showing 4=4=1=5 less one card anywhere.
July 6, 2018
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Some people play doubleton super-accepts. Why not transfer doubleton super-accepts? 2M+1 = club doubleton, 2M+2 = diamond doubleton, 2M+3 = oM doubleton. 3M-1 = Nothing to protect, I.e. Axxx Axx Axxx Ax and 3M = 4333.
July 5, 2018
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If you don’t want to stop in 3, you should upgrade this to a 2 opening.
June 29, 2018
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