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stupid thing, I followed the online help.
April 19
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thanks, Barb. Fwiw, Arjuna chose pass, and I made 1NT.
April 18
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I prefer 3D as a neutral bid. Mainly because partner knowing you want to be raised with a doubleton is much more important than showing a 5-5.

Of course, having methods with this hand as responder is important, too. It is criminal to think 2S then 3S is a 6-5 in most auctions, rather than stalling.
April 13
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Hey, Jessica, nice action report, but some analysis, perhaps?

Like, why did you choose 2D instead of 2C? Should a reopening double be mandatory there? After all, what should east's double of 2D be? Then, is east's choice of pass reasonable, or ought they bid 2H, suggesting three and some residual club fit?
April 12
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I detest the Sydney NT perversion. A great way to avoid making minor slams. There is no great hurry to bid NT here as you can bid them the next round, but there is a hurry to describe your hand shape to partner.
April 12
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I saw this auction:
P: 1D:
1S: 1NT: (which is much better than a 2C bid)
2C*: 2D*: (2-way check back)
2S*: (Invitational with 5+ spades, not hearts)

Which is much better than any I've experienced yet. Sadly, south then fell from grace and passed rather than bidding 3NT.
Mind you, 2S is cold for 4.
April 12
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The big flaw with double is that you have no obvious action over 2NT (Lebensohl).

At least with 2NT we can duck spades twice, and it really only is grossly inferior if partner has Qx of spades.
April 12
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WIDB

When In Doubt Bid…..I have carved that into partner before.
April 12
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Well, I made Arjuna play 4H after a double of 2S (although I did pass 3H then backed to 4H after Margaret bid 3S). It wasn't clear to me that partner would not have wastage until then.
April 12
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I think Cand ought to just bid game, because you know where all the stuff is and she has a source of tricks.
April 3
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but they can lead a club and if the AH has doubleton club, then ruff.

Far better to play the 10 card fit in general.
April 3
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You did well to stop in 4D. However, when you have four card support, please support. So points off for not trying 2NT over 2S.
March 29
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was Jodi out making coffee when she held 4 card support at that vul? I'd imagine at least a 4H bid to remove the cue, or maybe a 5H bid to remove the room.
March 29
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er, running his hearts and cashing his aces. seems that on that order he will have an entry to clubs left. it would be irrational to pitch those first.
whoever tried to called the director for that is a wally.
March 29
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Wow. Subtle much?
So, what does 1H:2C:3H mean?
I'd suggest a suit that plays opposite xx or honour singleton, but the idea that young Dr Buchen had that it sets hearts is just too rare to be useful….i.e. bidding 3NT over it still ought to be to play.
However, what would 4C mean there? Is it natural and a better suit? (I think strong jumps are missed in lieu of too many Bergen raises)
More importantly, 3S is free as a bid. I suspect that using it as agreeing hearts is sound practice.
Lastly, if we do not have that agreement, 4D seems the go, especially if it denies spade control.
March 26
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Perhaps the not playing with a singleton is being mistimed here.
March 20
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A fairly simple 11 tricks as north is auto squeezed in D and S.
note that if south had 4 spades, then in hearts and spades. Life is easy.
March 20
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Also, is that a 1H or 2H overcall?
The vul is nil, so this is different from a near identical one at unfavourable earlier.

I would accept an argument that this 6322 is a weak 2 (only if you never jump with 5), whereas a 6331 would not be.
March 18
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A typical problem: good clubs but three card support. So the choice here was 1S or clubs. I like the idea of clubs then spades with this type of hand. I think the jump to 3S in Helene's auction was thoughtful.
March 18
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Nice, almost all the cookies, barring 4S instead of 4C.
March 18
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