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Mike–We communicate a lot on these forums and, I would like to think, share a mutual respect for one another. But how is an online game of bridge in which players have seven minutes to play each board “not bridge”?

Edit–if you mean the robot games, then I get your point. There are also some live ones though, and I didn't know if you were referring to those.
March 27
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Thinking about the HCP…partner opened, RHO made a two-level overcall, and we have a 12-count and three of the enemy suit. So is LHO really going to raise?
March 26
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Why not just double?
March 26
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Is it ok if I steal that from you? I like that.
March 24
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4 is Stayman. Transfers on. But now I have gone and asked my partner what we should do if I have length in the other minor, as I had not considered this. So thanks for your post.
March 24
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Ok, mea culpa. I am open to feedback and while it is hard for me to change the options mid-poll, I see your points.
March 22
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Thank you, Dick! That is what I was hoping would be the message.
March 22
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Richard, very well put and thoughtful as always :). I was in the camp of your second argument but I can see what you mean as to why it is fallible. Thanks for your input.
March 22
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I like the idea, Ray! Count me in :).
March 19
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I seem to be in a small minority with 3.

I guess I can see though why it didn’t get many votes. It isn’t as if partner promised anything nice in clubs and it may be just three. Nonetheless, he’s unlimited as to strength so bidding 3 to show a fit and heart shortness doesn’t strike me as crazy.

What am I missing?
March 18
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Well in fairness, as I mentioned, OKB doesn’t charge by the tournament the way BBO does. But yeah you’re correct you can play for free on BBO and not OKB.
March 16
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Paul—one of the juniors who voted in this poll and who I messaged asking for elaboration on his vote told me that he plays 1m-2 as a balanced 11-12 HCP invite, reserving 1 for guaranteeing 4+ s. If you’re willing to give up the occasional “very weak hand with 6-7+ s” response, that seems to me like a nice treatment.

At the same time, he plays the 2NT response as GF with 13-15 or 18+, reserving 3NT for the narrow 16-17 window.

Thoughts?
March 16
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I fixed the sentence so it wouldn’t be construed as self-praise. I see what you meant. So again, fixed it.
March 15
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Is that in jest? Lol.
March 15
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Very nice post, Peg. A true sign of class and self-confidence is the ability to admit when one is wrong, and so it doesn’t surprise me that you have such an ability. Kudos :).
March 15
Christopher Donnelly edited this comment March 15
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Richard—Why would you risk missing a major suit fit?
March 15
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If you know people who would respond NT to a minor w/ a 4+ card major and/or an unbalanced hand, then by all means, let me know.
March 15
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Ok…
March 15
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I read that column and very much disagreed with it, too. I see this responsive double as eschewing hearts but showing interest in the minors, just as others have said. Not simply “two places to play.”
March 15
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No Gerber? Lol.
March 13
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