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Sometimes passing is OK.
This is not 1 of them.
Irrc in Meckstroth's book “Win the Bermuda Bowl With Me” he says they have a partnership understanding that you don't have to have the perfect hand for every bid you make.
This hand is too close to a 1 bid for some.
Too close to a 2 bid for my partnerships.
Getting my 6 card suit in and having or not having a fit is important.
My hand is not always 100% preemptive. If partner has enough strength, he can ask with 2N. The probability of my 6 hcp outside of spades working somewhere goes up. My 3 rebid tells partner I have a hand like this: better than I would for 3 or 3, but not good enough for 3 which would have a better suit and a singleton or void.
3 minutes ago
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Doesn't 3 mean no way in the world you could possibly have a hand this strong?
Partner could have 7 hcp and 4 clubs and pass?
2 hours ago
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Space?
Nah. How else can we preempt ourselves with guesses worse than the opps can? The harder to get right, the better we feel.
4 hours ago
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Looks unfathomable to insinuate opening something other than 1 may have changed the destiny of this hand.
Wouldn't it be more likely some secret by 6 or 7 bids?
Voids?
7 hours ago
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The OP doesn't have a range for 2. I detest 5-20.
So 3 is < 12.
7 hours ago
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I saw 1N with 2 suits wide open described as -2000.
A long time ago it used to be avoid NT with xx. Especially spades. A Detroit double called for a spade lead.
I think it's actually legal to open 1N with 7222.
20 hours ago
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The appeal of opening 1N has something to do with the descriptive nature of a hand. How does 2 AK's in 2 suits and nothing in the other 2 do that?
Oct. 16
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This hand is about surviving.
Which could be too late.
Can I hope partner bids 3 over 2N?
Oct. 15
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Yes and no. Don't lock your mind up. Defenders and declarers.
Oct. 15
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I don't play attitude leads. But I would lead the 8 or not lead the 8 from either one depending on the auction, contract, my hand, where I am hoping to get our tricks and how critical it might be that partner shift fast.
Oct. 14
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Maybe partner can't do anything about this auction.
But if he can, I think he would like me to do ONE thing that is in my range.
Oct. 14
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Partner's best answer was probably “sorry”.
Sometimes hard to do.
Especially when the question could have been something else.
“Oops for what you just did”. Or silence.
Oct. 14
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If I can determine that I have to make it while the other team goes down, I might try to make it with the A on my left and the A on my right.
Oct. 14
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I play rdbl is a double neg. Partner does whatever opposite a bust.
Oct. 13
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Because my hand is so distributional, I decided to mastermind. Can't imagine how partner can have what he is supposed to for 3 and how Rho can have what he is supposed to for a penalty double.
Oct. 13
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It seems like 1st learning the game, getting hands like this was exciting. Making 6 or 7 dias or hearts. Savoring the moments. Going down or the opps have earn my attemtion later.
Oct. 13
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North's bidding is getting irritating. Couldn't he have bid something else?
Oct. 13
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My second choice would be a heart.
I lead through dummy once on opening lead.
The second time when I get in with our club trick.
Oct. 13
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4?

I shrugged and made the bid. I thought I might be the only one. What a surprise!
Oct. 13
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I agree with don't play a heart to the 10 early.
I didn't see how to do better than 50/50 on the red aces. So I put them where I thought the most chances would work.
Oct. 12
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