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Very interesting ideas here. Thanks all for sharing them.
Dec. 5
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Thanks everybody for your opinions and suggestions. Much appreciated.
Dec. 1
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Hungarian first division.
Nov. 30
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Michael: He swears under his nose. What I would probably do is transfer to spades, pass and hope.
As far as I know the Italians also do not have a solution to that. But you must know that better than me.
Nov. 29
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I have not thought about details yet.
Nov. 29
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Here is a simple response structure, using only 5 bids:
- 2: 4+, no 4+
- 2: puppet to 2NT, denies 4+. Continuations as over a 2NT opening, taking into consideration that responder cannot have 4+.
- 2NT: balanced slam try
- 3: 4-4 in the majors or 5+4+
- 3: 5+4

Of course you can do better but this cannot be hard to remember.
Nov. 29
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“Alternatively play 2♦ as 18-19 NT and put the weak 2♦ into the 2♣ opening”
Yes, that is something I am considering too.
Nov. 29
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Thanks for all those responses and discussion.

For the record, I was East. These were my thoughts:
With a distributional hand I would have bid something over 3, so my pass over 3 must be a (semi)balanced hand. When partner passed over 4 I thought he must be strong or have spade shortness. As I did not have spade wastage, I bid on, and cue-bid my K on the way.

I accept that my reasoning was not flawless. In the heat of the battle I do make such mistakes. But I don't think my mum would not have forgiven me for that. My partner certainly did.
Nov. 29
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3. Then 4 over 3, 4 over 3NT or 4, 5 over 4.
Nov. 7
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As I myself post problems it is of interest to me how many days you think I should wait before showing the solution? BW readers seem quite inpatient to me sometimes.
Nov. 7
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Here is the whole hand. You can even watch how the play went at all of the tables in all of the boards. It is worth studying how to use the lovebridge software, I assure you it is great!
https://vugraph.lovebridge.com/screen/visoft_1447835_7_1?screen=replay&ns=1447818&board=10
Nov. 2
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The 9 came from declarer.

In this partnership first priority is attitude.
Nov. 1
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I'm going to publish the whole deal tomorrow.
Nov. 1
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Neither to me.
Sept. 28
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You can change your vote to 1 if you wish.
Sept. 26
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First I allowed 7 to stand but Michael's reasoning convinced me to change my vote.
BTW, partly because he has described his hand, I never allow a limited notrumper ask for aces (with some obvious exceptions such as after a splinter).
Sept. 25
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I am not drawing trumps at all but lead a diamond immediately.
Aug. 16
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Theoretical question. You'll do it every time it comes up, unless the dealer is told not to deal singleton controls.
Aug. 16
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