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If you bid 5 West will double for 800 - but East might run with her 9-c h suit.
Oct. 23
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They played weak jumps throughout and the cards were A+7 on my left and 2+3 on my right.
Oct. 21
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I am glad I am not alone with my guess, but at the table it cost a lot of IMPs.
Oct. 21
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Right, there is in “or” missing in the original text: X was the system bid to show either 4+♠ (from ~8 working points) or a gf hand with only 3-c fit.
Oct. 15
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opponents (West and East) bid 2 and 4 on their hands. The double came from South (declarer)
Oct. 14
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Sorry, I wanted to and forgot. They were vul, we were not and yes, opener was in 1st seat.

And to answer the next question: Good opposition, it was the quarter final of the German K.O. Championship and they would also have won if I had made the right guess.

And one last info: 4 wasn't bid quickly.
Oct. 14
Elke Weber edited this comment Oct. 14
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I hope for one of those bidding boxes that contain an “X” and a “D”, than I can use the one, that corresponds to my partnership agreements. ;-)
One of the best true stories I know from bridge is that it happened once that a player called the diretor to ask for the missing kind.
Oct. 1
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I have two places to play, partner should choose.
March 19
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It might suggest that partner plays 3 forcing with some partners and weak with others and tries to remember how it is played in this partnership.
March 19
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This hand comes from an appeal after a wrong explanation. 2NT actually was Lebensohl, showing a competitive hand with long clubs. The South player bid “only” 3 and stated that he would have bid 4 after the correct Explanation.

The table score was desastrous: LHO bid 3, North doubled (on Q1087x) and due to a void in the East Hand and a void with West the contract made.
Feb. 7
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Good, that you open this topic!

I have just been asked if I think it is good that I am trying to get highly gifted pupils into my bridge lessons. “Shouldn't they learn something that is useful for the world instead of wasting their valuable ressources for a card game?”

There might be one more point, speaking in short terms: World Citizen
Feb. 4
Elke Weber edited this comment Feb. 4
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Richard, I know this hand, blieve me, a passed penalty X of 3 is strange, but I have seen a 530 in the score list of our 1st division as well, most likely not the same bidding, there was an ACOL pair on NS.
Jan. 31
Elke Weber edited this comment Jan. 31
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strange!
Jan. 30
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Would 5 have been good enough to encourage pd to bid 6?
Jan. 28
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Thank you Gerben, you have answered my question, how silly of me not to realize what the normal start of the bidding is…
Jan. 28
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At the table the player bid 4 and over 4 he bid 5. His partner didn't feel like bidding slam with QTxxxx, Qxxxx, x, A, so this was where they stopped.
Jan. 23
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In the team match where this hand came up, one player bid game and one 2. Given the fact that you want to play yourself, I like 3 even though I was the one who bid 2 only. Theoretically 3 is down already, partner had J9, AJT952, 965, 76 and opponents can get 3 Aces, sQ and a surcoup with brilliant defense.
Jan. 22
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1s was the bid Chosen at the table. It went on with 2dpp2s and 3dpp3s. Seemed a bit weired, especially when an overtrick was made but 3sX-1 would have been the par score, taking 5 tricks shouldn't have been too difficult for oppos.
Jan. 22
Elke Weber edited this comment Jan. 22
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If I don't bid 5 they might (over 4)
Jan. 21
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Sorry, I should have mentioned the system: Blue club with openings 10-16, so a weak two sure won't have 10 working points. 2 and 2 are used for 2-suited hands, 2 is the only way to open a weak two in a Major.
Jan. 18
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