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I used to play Soloway jump shifts, reverse flannery and play weak jump shifts (0 - 5 in 2/1, 0 - 9 in precision).

My experience is:

Soloway's were rare. Even when you had such a hand half the time you forgot to jump.

Reverse flannery is useful sometimes (painful in rare cases, and most of the time unnecessary), but can be too complicated with all the follow-ups and effects on the rest of the system.

WJS is effective and simple, especially in precision.
Sept. 11, 2018
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A well filled (WBF style) convention card can cover about 5% of a system, and about 0.001% of possible competitive situations.
Standard ACBL cc's can contain the tenth of that.
Thus even against the most conscientious pair of the world there will be many situations which are not covered in their cc, ant thus you should ask if interested. It is the part of the game.

I think the director was right and you made a fuss and did not act constructively.
Sept. 10, 2018
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Sept. 10, 2018
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Pass. I haven't promised any spades, but I have one. And I don't have much extra.
Sept. 6, 2018
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“Here's the Precision Auction I expect at our table”

indeed
Sept. 6, 2018
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Trump leads are popular against grand slams. Then (I think) you need 2-2 or singleton J.
Sept. 6, 2018
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Although we play a relay system, I don't think it is a good idea to investigate teller's shape with a void. For those who asked shape: what if partner has xxxx, xxx, xxx, AKQ?
Thus I'd bid like this:

P - 1 (16+)
1 - 1 GF, 4+ or BAL // relay
1N - 2 BAL 8-bad 11, because passed // relay
2 - 3 4, 2-3 // fit with a void
3N - 4 which one? // (optional exclusion RKC)
4 - 5 good hand, 1 keycard outside clubs // spiral scan
5 - 6 king, no king

We play 9-12 NT only NV/V. In this case:
1N - 2 9-12 // transfer
2 - 3 // 5+ , 5+ weakish or GF+
3 - 4 is better // 0-1 , slam try
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In Standard it would go:
P - 1
2 - 4 Drury fit // void , slam try
4 - 4N cue bid, denies control // RKC
Sept. 6, 2018
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Sept. 6, 2018
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I prefer invite+ , but if partner sticks to then GF.
Sept. 3, 2018
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4 instead of 3
Aug. 29, 2018
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The most common situation that annoys me much, and it happens again and again:
Suit contract, defence starts with an ace. After a normal break by declarer, everone follows suit. Opening leader cashes the king too, and now his/her partner starts thinking and finally follows suit again.
Aug. 17, 2018
Csaba Czimer edited this comment Aug. 17, 2018
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If the third high spade is ruffed by East, he can't do much harm. If he ruffed from 2-1-5-5 we will score 8 trumps, 2 diamonds and 2 spades. If he ruffed from 2+ trumps then if he leads a trump, we can ruff a spade and a diamond and the 5th spade will be good, otherwise we can score 8 trumps, AK, AK.
Aug. 12, 2018
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Mind you, he was a world champion at 19. Perhaps a bit more than winning the Spingold.
Aug. 6, 2018
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Declarer would (should?) have covered with Txx in hand. Am I wrong?
Aug. 1, 2018
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Hm… 20 years ago it was a sure penalty double situation. Partner has bid NT over the overcaller, we can't have major.
These days it looks like that penalty double does not exist anymore.
July 21, 2018
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@Christopher: In short: yes :-)

More detailed: we respond 1 with a red shortness and 1 with a black one. Thus later bidding is (almost) completely symmetric with and , the only exception is 5-5 majors.

http://www.csabi.nhely.hu/system/index.htm">Even more detailed
July 20, 2018
Csaba Czimer edited this comment July 20, 2018
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We play this way on strong club:
1: 8-12, 4+ Or BAL
1: 8-12, 4+ , not BAL
If opener relays:
2: exactly 4-card major, unbalanced (4441s included)
2…: 5+ major, exactly the same way as after our 1M opening and 2 GFR
July 20, 2018
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Right. We play relay precision. I just tried to express that (how to say it PC) this method may not be optimal.
July 15, 2018
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If I played this method holding this North hand I might have sorted a small spade into the “hearts” :-) Or perhaps a diamond, being red.
The same thing as not splintering with stiff ace.
July 15, 2018
Csaba Czimer edited this comment July 15, 2018
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No big deal, just enter “Ekren convention” into google, if you have not heard about that.
http://www.google.hu/search?q=ekren+convention
July 13, 2018
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@Richard:
Near guess, I admit he can easily have that. But how should he bid AQJTx, AKQJTxxx, –, – ? (or a slightly weaker spade holding)
He knows that you don't have the spade king. You know that he can ruff a spade and throw 3 of them on your AK + A.

@Buddy, Paul:
He bid neither 1-6, nor 1-1-2-6, so there was some degree of graduality. Actually he knows quite a lot about your hand.
July 2, 2018
Csaba Czimer edited this comment July 2, 2018
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That's 68% * (35,5% + 48,4% * 3/4) = 49%
See below for other calculations
June 28, 2018
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