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Does that really mean that each time the partnership makes a forcing bid, we should alert it and explain it as “forcing but can be passed” because the p may take a view and pass the forcing bid ?

Some real examples :

1NT pass 2*(GF Stayman) pass 2anything pass
1 pass 1 pass 2 pass
2* (multi) pass pass
1x pass pass X XX*(SOS) pass pass
and so on…
April 5, 2018
Franck Guerrero edited this comment April 5, 2018
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“100,000 Frenchmen can't be wrong…”

Yes, we can
Jan. 16, 2018
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so, partner would sign-off with say Jxxx AQxxx Ax Qx and would encourage with Qxxx AQxxx Ax xx ?

our partnership level of discussion is not yet as precise ;)
Jan. 8, 2018
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“I think that 4♣ would have been preferable over 3♠.”

I don't understand what would be the benefit of 4 when the needed information is now the number of keycards and Q.
Jan. 8, 2018
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yes 3 sets trump
Jan. 8, 2018
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If classic french standard, 1 1 3NT would show a balanced hand, 18-19 with a fit.
Oct. 2, 2017
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FWIW, this is what i play:

no 1st or second round control in
no A or K or
first or second round control in

a really mediocre opening would have bid 3NT over 3.
Aug. 28, 2017
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“Why were the french team in closed room allowed to wear smart watches?”

in order to be able to receive the boards diagrams before playing them of course
Aug. 23, 2017
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crossruff now ?
1 club, 2 master trumps, 2s, 2s and 5 ruffs, i may have overlooked something…
July 10, 2017
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Godefroy, yes it was imp (IC Ligue).

By the way, the posted problem was just theoretical as West didn't call indeed the director. It was a friendly match and the N/S pair is more known for its lack of competence than for its lack of ethics :-) EW are 1N, NS 1M.

West just informed us post-mortem that the pass over 6 was doubtful and that could be corrected. They did'nt really need a call to the director to crush us :-).
July 7, 2017
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“Moving over 6♦ doesn't seem all that logical, mostly for the reason first stated by Kieran. I do know players that would insist on 6♥ or even 6NT.”

Indeed, see http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-3xmfscq868/
July 3, 2017
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John,
“Also, I would like to know whether this was teams or pairs”
Teams, 20-scale victory.

for the record, lost 2 for 6 making in the other room (don't ask…)
July 3, 2017
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The matter is not about driving to slam. It is about passing 6 with a little singleton and not correcting to 6 in a “known” 8th fit.
July 3, 2017
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Kieran, that's what I would have expected, however…
http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-3xmfscq868/
July 3, 2017
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It seems that BW community has much more difficulty passing 6 when presented as a bidding poll :-)
http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-3xmfscq868/
July 3, 2017
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Modified, the choice was just to state that the adjustment would imply South rectification to 6. Thanks.
July 3, 2017
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You earned the right to know opener's hand:
K
K2
AKQJ8742
84

A kind of doubtful 2 opening…

Closed room started with 1 and landed in 6 just made (don't ask)
June 30, 2017
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Yu,
3 showed a 1-suited hand. Opener can not have a 2nd suit. 3 forced to, at least, game.

Over 3, I'd say that:
3: fit + control,slam try or last bid before 3NT :-)
3NT: to play
4: fit + control, slam try
4: only s
4: fit
4: ERKCB for .

These are more or less guesses as the auction has not been really discussed.
June 30, 2017
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2 opening is defined as :
- 22-23 if bal or
- strong 2 in a major or
- game minus 1,5 (2) tricks
June 30, 2017
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