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There are no genders in hungarian at all. Ő = he / she.
Oct. 28, 2016
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Looks much better now :)
Oct. 28, 2016
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Ronald, see http://www.hanglemezek.hu/csabi/szlem.htm#relay">here
(shape showing normally ends under / at 3NT.
3 and 3N always show the same shape, 3 is lower range, 3N is upper range.
Lower shape showing bids never show range, it can be asked choosing the trump suit.

Anyway, the whole system can be read http://www.hanglemezek.hu/csabi/index.htm">here.
Oct. 28, 2016
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Oct. 28, 2016
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You don't cue bid singletons, do you?
Oct. 28, 2016
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My software had no problem (using http://hanglemezek.hu/csabi/index.htm">my relay precision):

South West North East
1♦ PASS 1♠ PASS
2♠ PASS 2N PASS
3♣ PASS 3♦ PASS
3♥ PASS 3♠ PASS
4♦ PASS 4♥ PASS
4♠ PASS 4N PASS
5♦ PASS 7N PASS
PASS


1♦: 12-15 hcp, 12-18 tp, 2+d, 0-4s, 0-4h or 9-15 hcp, 12-18 tp, 4.5+ plt, 3+d, 0-4s, 0-4h
1♠: 13+ hcp or 15+tp
2♠: 6+d, 0-3s, 0-3h, 0-3c - 1suiterD
2N: relay - 1suiterDR
3♣: 2-3h, 2-3s, 2-3c or 1c, 3+hcpc or 1h, 3+hcph or 1s, 3+hcps - 1suiterDNS
3♦: 1+d, slam try+, td >= tc, th < td, ts < td - ORKCd
3♥: LR - ORKCno
3♠: slam try+ - RKC
4♦: 2 keycard, noQt or 5 keycard, noQt - RKC2
4♥: spiral scan - spiral1
4♠: no sK - after spiral
4N: 10 tricks, 0 ruffs - spiral2
5♦: +hK no cK - after spiral
7N: 15 tricks, 0 ruffs

As you can see it DOES play spiral scan, you can read a version on the above link on “slam” page, under RKC.
My experience is that on ordinary hands spiral scan tends to be behave better than suit asking bids. On freak hands a suit asking bid is better most of the time.
Oct. 28, 2016
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Oct. 28, 2016
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The declarer play is easy (but well played of course). Well, at least when you know that you must take care this time :) Bridge Master and Reese books contain many similar hands.
Oct. 27, 2016
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Oct. 27, 2016
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1 - 2 5+ , 11-15 // GF relay
2 - 2N 4+ // relay
3 - 4 5-1-4-3 // slam try in
4N - 5 good hand, 2 keycards // spiral scan
5 - 7N. K, no K // 3 + 8 + 1 + 1 tricks
Oct. 27, 2016
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Oct. 28, 2016
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How did calculate this “about 50%”?
Oct. 24, 2016
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I think 4 would be 4-4 or 5-5 majors.
Oct. 22, 2016
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3 should either show slam try or a shortness. You should use 3 to ask which shortness responder has. His 3n can show light slam try with heart shortness.
Oct. 22, 2016
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void in the named suit (clubs now) - either minimal (8-10) hand or strong enough to ask aces on next turn

Anyway, I don't think that TAB makes much sense, there are more important things.
Oct. 19, 2016
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Oct. 19, 2016
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I always said that the only advantage of cue bids is that they can be bluffed :-)
Oct. 14, 2016
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There was no UI, it was played behind screens, neither 3, nor the pass took long time.
Oct. 13, 2016
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It is improbable that North has a junk stayman (something like xxxx, xxx, xxxxx, x), because then the opponents who are in vulnerable went to level 3 in an 8-card fit (against a no-trump opening and a stayman). Happens sometimes, but rare.
Oct. 13, 2016
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Oct. 13, 2016
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No idea :)
But I simply can't pass now when partner's heart shortness is known. We can make very thin games, if partner has some spade length.
Oct. 13, 2016
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Qxxx xxxx A AKQx. We can easily have game, but partner won't bid it if I simply raise to 3. I really had no good bid on 1.
Oct. 13, 2016
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Another simulation for those who think about bidding game with 9 HCP. 9 HCP balanced hands are 10% of all balanced hands facing a 15-17 1NT opening.

HCP frequency
0 - 1,0%
1 - 1,7%
2 - 2,8%
3 - 4,6%
4 - 6,9%
5 - 8,4%
6 - 9,7%
7 - 10,7%
8 - 10,6%
9 - 10,0%
10 - 9,0%
11 - 7,4%
12 - 5,8%
13 - 4,3%
14 - 2,9%
15 - 1,9%
16 - 1,2%
Oct. 9, 2016
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Another thing to consider:
if you decide that pass or bash suits your style, then you can assign new meanings to the previously inviting sequences, and this way you can gain something back at other hand types, perhaps more, than you lose by not inviting with invitational hands.

An example:
we use 1N-2N as natural invitation (not to give away opener's shape by bidding unnecessary stayman), thus we use 1N-3 as signoff or GF and 3 as invitation with 6+.
If we decide that we don't need this 2N because we are bashing, then we can use it as diamond transfer, and 3 and 3 are free for anything else.
Oct. 9, 2016
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Oct. 9, 2016
ATB
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Every time when you share something useful with partner, it has the drawback that the opps hear it too. If you don't like it, you don't have to ask, you can bid it like other pairs do.
What's more, if we end up in 3n, we showed dummy's hand.
And of course you can still bid 3n on 1n or after stayman if you feel like concealing your hand.
Oct. 9, 2016
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Oct. 9, 2016
ATB
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see my solution below (give up garbage stayman partly)
Oct. 9, 2016
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