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He can simply sit and wait for his club trick in that case, can't he?
May 7, 2017
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no need to discuss in advance, simply keep the 2 to play it in round 4 and partner will hopefully get it right
April 16, 2017
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I know that Polish 1 is mostly not strong, but still…

As we know, it is often an effective strategy to enter the bidding against strong club openings do disrupt their bidding. If you don't do this against polish clubbers, then they can enjoy an undisturbed bidding with strong hands.

Think a bit: against natural opening bids we pass with weak hands not because we would not like to disturb them, but because we reserve our plain bids for (somewhat) constructive hands. But against a (maybe weak) forcing club we don't have to choose, we'll surely have another opportunity to bid, because their 1 won't be passed around.

Thus my suggestion is:
- against Polish Club play the same (or similar) as against a strong club. Natural overcalls should not be too strong (say 0-11), with good hands pass first and then bid your suit on your next turn. Artificial (e.g. 2-suited) overcalls may contain good hands too, as they won't get passed.
April 3, 2017
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3 is nothing special, a strong 5-carder is OK for 3 and a strong 4-carder is OK for 3
March 31, 2017
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Great story
March 31, 2017
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(deleted, it was about the 10)
March 19, 2017
Csaba Czimer edited this comment March 19, 2017
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@Dave:
white underscores, google for bbcode, unfortunately not all of them are supported here
Feb. 28, 2017
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Of course hand diagrams are better
Feb. 21, 2017
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Feb. 21, 2017
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I doubt that a 1 overcall or response on 3 cards is natural. OK, as a response it may not be unusual, but it does not make it natural. (same as Stayman: usual but not natural)
Feb. 19, 2017
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Unfortunately when we bid, there will be some cases where we have 11 tricks in a minor, but partner will bid the slam.
Feb. 10, 2017
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Playing:

Regres (relay version) by Łukasz Sławiński (and Stanisław Rumiński)

PASS: 13+ any
1: 8-12 with any shortness (0-1 cards)
1: 0-7, any
1…2 are all 8-12 HCP without shortness:
1M: 3-4 cards
1N: 5+ M
2m: 5+ suit, no 4-card major (good suit if 5332 )
2N: 10+ card 2-suiters (2 or the other 2, i.e. no known suit)

To add even more spice, in NV we rotated 1, 1 and 1, 1 was 0-7 any, and 1 were trasfers to a 3-4 card major with 8-12.

Once we found a top-scoring known 4-2 major fit in a “challenge the champs”-like bidding contest (and not by mistake!).

Before that, Roman Club (2-way 1 and wide-ranged Canapé 1..1) by Belladonna and Avarelli.

You may also take a look at http://hanglemezek.hu/csabi/">my relay precision too.

Kibitzing is another thing: you can't enjoy watching artificial systems unless someone translates their bids.
Feb. 9, 2017
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Feb. 9, 2017
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I play a very similar system (strong club, strong (or 14-16) NT, 6-card 2, classic precision 2).

With 4-1-3-5 I rebid 1 or raise 1.
With (32)-3-5 I rebid 1N.

The only problematic non-competitive situation occurs when we have 1-4-3-5 and partner responded 1.
Our natural 2 reverse shows good hand with 4 and 5+ too, we don't bid it with + hands.
Therefore
- I rebid 1N with weaker hands than our 1NT opening
- otherwise bid 2 (which usually shows 44+ minors, not balanced, any strength (except good 5-5)), and correct 2 to 2.

If they overcall then opener's club bids at first opportunity show both minors by agreement. Also, responder's 2NT in competition mostly asks opener to choose from the minors. We also play good-bad 2N by opener (2N shows some weak distributional hand, 3-level bids show a good hand).
Feb. 9, 2017
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Feb. 9, 2017
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Just like Alan: stayman, pass 3, raise 3 to 4, smolen on 3, transfer to 4 on 3N (both majors)
Feb. 4, 2017
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Very slow bids always promise more. No exception here.
Feb. 2, 2017
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I like East's 1NT opening. Weak clubs, 2 kings to protect. The playing strength is OK (16.5 K&R points). If you open 1, then your later 2 reverse would be borderline (or below).

I also agree with West's bidding (I am no fan of cue bidding anyway). He might have risk 6N instead of 6, but does not know about the K, thus it's normal to opt for 6.

However with a slightly more advanced system you might bid 6NT:

1N - 2
2 - 3 // transfer again: 6+, game- or slam try (we don't like splinters with singleon ace)
4 - 4N good hand, control, denies control // RKC (partner must have heart control based on HCPs in the other suits)
5 2 without

now knowing the diamond king and 33 HCP West can realistically choose 6N.

It may be easier if you play relay methods, but even that may not be enough. My software using relay precision (with strong NT) bid exactly the same way as you did. Had it opened strong 1, it would have been an easy 6NT.
Feb. 2, 2017
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Feb. 2, 2017
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The whole hand is here:
http://www.bridzs.hu/result/1631/894/17mp1a7-20.htm
Please vote before you peek.
Jan. 31, 2017
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Asks opener's shortness (very often has one, because our NT is strong). Opener can show good hand without shortness with 4m, bad hand with 4M.
Jan. 14, 2017
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Jan. 14, 2017
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2/1 is a name of a system where 2 plain new suit over 1 of a major is forcing to game.

In some versions 1-2 is GF too, in others it's not. Obviously North and South were on different wavelength here.

For example in Hungary I estimate that over 90% of those pairs who play 1M-2x GF play that 1-2 is only forcing to 2N (and 1m-2N is GF).
Jan. 13, 2017
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Jan. 13, 2017
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I never understood all this hassle about 03/14 and 14/30 when you can ask keycards with your own minor on a comfortable level (or was this 4N RKC?). And of course 4 is RKC when we have .
Jan. 13, 2017
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South cuebid clubs and west did not know that it was a shortness, from his point of view it could have been the king too. Therefore the most probable reason (IMO) to cash an ace from AQ is to have another potential trick, i.e. the trump queen. Well, if East did not cover the 10 with the queen (very improbable) then I congratulate her/him.
Jan. 13, 2017
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Jan. 13, 2017
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