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I don't think that a non-2 (waiting) response can contain a 2nd suit, thus 3 shoud be a cue.
June 10
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Partner promises 3 keycards, and you can see another 3 in your own hand. Just show me a single player on earth, who bids anything without thinking in this case.
I think that slow bidding in this case shows two things:
1. the asker can add up 3 and 3
2. … and can count to 5.
Then was thinking about what went wrong.

thus Steve and Kit are right, it suggests that asker has 3 keycards too :)
Anyway, with 6 of them on their line he should have bid 7NT himself :)
May 22
Csaba Czimer edited this comment May 22
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In the diagram Mari's name is misspelled.
May 16
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Same as on 2: hearts or T/O of hearts, opener will hopefully tell us.
May 12
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T from Tx is a Grosvenor in this case :)
May 10
Csaba Czimer edited this comment May 10
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What if west drops the 10 in the first round? In this case it's useful to know who is west.
May 8
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Nicolas, this sounds very interesting. Can you publish some of those lists in another post? With methodology if possible.
I hope it would not violate anyone's personality rights.
May 5
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The solution is easy: AVG+ score should be 55% instead of 60%, you rarely win anything with that score.
May 5
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board 12: you needed something more beside the heart finesse (either the diamond ace sitting well or hearts 3-2)
April 27
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For me 2 = 10, DBL = 5, pass = 3, 3 = 2
April 26
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I would double and I think if you (general) don't then you'd better alert partner's opening bid
April 22
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Just ask Hamman, Mike Lawrence, and Bobby Wolff.
April 20
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And still, about 50 years ago it was normal to play 1M-3M as invitational, and 1M-2N as GF balanced denying 4-card support. With some GF hands you had to start with a new suit even with 4-card support.

And… well, let me think… in our relay precision there is no direct GF raise (outside splinters). And I tell you, that it is very much playable :).
April 20
Csaba Czimer edited this comment April 20
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We play very similar: (Precison base)

1: 4+, F1 (rarely GF)
1N: 7-12 SF (no fit, no good 6m or 5 with INV)
2: GF relay
1-2: transfer to . Weak with 6+ suit, INV with 5+, some special GF (light slam try) hands
1M-2M-1: exactly INV with support
April 20
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What do you respond with AKxx, Qxxx, AQx, Jx to 1 if you don't play Jacoby or similar raise?
April 20
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Fit jumps look good in textbooks, but in real life you just never have those hands. And even when you happen to have them you can bid them without playing fit jumps. I tried them but stopped playing them long ago.
I'd recommend playing 3 as nonforcing but strongly inviting with a good 6-carder or better suit, something like advancer had in your case (or a little weaker).
Anyway I think that your bidding was OK until 3, you should have simply bid 3N over 3.
April 20
Csaba Czimer edited this comment April 20
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Another poll for those who chose 1: what is your next call if partner responds 1M.
April 18
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Kit, do you really have two ways to stop in 3 and no way to invite with diamonds, or have I misunderstood something?

(surry just noticed that duplicated Rainer's comment, forget it)
April 17
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Rule of 2 and 3 is gone long ago, especially vulnerable. Nowadays in 19 out of 20 times a vulnerable 3-level opening or overcall does not contain 7 tricks, and often done with less than 6.
Thus it is not 2/3/4 today, rather 3/4/5 or even 3/4/6.
The corollary: you should open with double every time.
April 12
Csaba Czimer edited this comment April 12
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A singleton is as useful as a king, North should cuebid it.
North is too strong for a direct splinter híd.
I think it is better to show shape below 3M than controls. (By the way, above 3M too :-) )
April 8
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