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I think this site with a lot of simulations might change someone's view :)

http://tedmuller.us/Bridge/Simulations/Sim011-RespondingToNotrumpWithBadHands.htm
July 18
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This might be a very nice article to start with…

http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/21-auctions-fast-arrival-vs-picture-bidding/
June 16
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Agree… use the same switch idea in both sequences… !
April 30
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OMG I play on BBO (where it is allowed like the Calabres TM with full explanation) also 2NT in 1st, 2nd and 3rd seat as Two-suiter minors (weak to less than reverse values) or Two-suiter Majors (only less opening-strength.) Sorry to say, but I like it… And why not? We have to prepare for all kind of other tolerated system stuff by Opponents as various Precision versions, Polish, Sef or other cult-approaches… Glad there is freedom… :) But yes.. we have clear schemes of follow-up bids.
Dec. 30, 2018
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In my extended Niemeyer version West has to options to consider:

1. After 3 (denying a good 3+ fit) a conventional 3 as Transfer to 3NT showing a balanced hand with 5 card . After 3NT he then could try a quantitative 4NT

2. After 3 a 4 bid,showing 5 + 4 and slam interest.

My preference would clearly be the 2nd option..

Anyway, I believe that the 3NT bid to play opposite a balanced 23-24 hcp hand was at least a bit modest..
Dec. 7, 2018
Henk Jan Prins edited this comment Dec. 7, 2018
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Huub, you brought back very bad memories…. The only time I could play a life strong tournament (due to health reasons) was the Open European Championship in Ostende in 2013… Our experience was exactly the same.. After the first table, we had to wait to start a new one, always 7-10 minutes later, due to the fact we had to go every time to the table following the same star pair that took so much time in the previous round.. Even allowed by TD to still start a new board when the time signal for change had gone already.. So our playing time strongly limited… and the need playing all our next boards in a rush… we complained 7 times… Useless.. Yeah, we heard you… But we do not punish.. Yeah, of course, we were no stars, only unknown Dutchies.. But how lucky we were… In the afternoon session, we were so pleased with the schedule for the next 7 rounds… following the same slowwwwww playing star pair and the circus continued… No idea what we could have done more as rookies in the international scene than complain and complain… all useless again… Horrible, it completely spoiled our fun in the only international tournament I ever played..
Nov. 30, 2018
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sorry corrected
Nov. 18, 2018
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I think there are good arguments to open 1 with 4-4 in the minors as advocated by Gumperz…
http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/1c-or-1d/
Nov. 17, 2018
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I love Transfer extensions like the one described in http://squeezingthedummy.blogspot.com/2005/06/transfer-extensions.html, although I made some own modifications…
Sept. 3, 2018
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I do not feel entitled to comment on the strength of the national team of Faroer… But for instance Bogi Simonsen is member of the team and played a number of times with Faroer in the European team championships.. which you can check on http://www.worldbridge.org/people-finder/

I feel honored to be invited to play friendly weekly training matches with my team against them :) and might provide some interesting stuff to discuss with their coach Sundelin :)
Sept. 3, 2018
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Thanks all for nice contributions and advices… Give me enough thoughts to reconsider and make specific improvements of some agreements after a Multi 2. Thanks again to all who took time to comment.
Sept. 1, 2018
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Thanks.. :) Was afraid a natural non-forcing 3 would too much
risk to miss at least a good game…

On the other hand.. not sure about agreements of Opponents.
If after a 3 bid they still play 3 as Pass / correct.

But O.k. if North supports with 4 (after a brave raise to 5 its is another guess…) for us there is still another problem playing 4 as Kick-back. But not attractive to ask for Key-cards with a void … :)
Aug. 31, 2018
Henk Jan Prins edited this comment Aug. 31, 2018
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I open 2NT :) Our gadget… Two-suiter minors or Two-suiter Majors.. :)
Aug. 11, 2018
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I play very brave opening bids.. playing also 2/1 But am I the only one thinking 1 opening on this hand is wierd? Even if it is NV against Vuln? Not noted in the poll?
June 16, 2018
Henk Jan Prins edited this comment June 16, 2018
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We play 4th suit transfers with pre-acception… Using 2NT as transfer to . The “next suit” is the negative accept denying fit in the transfer suit. A bid in the transfer suit is a positive accept. Giving the possibility to transfer to via 2NT with a weak Two-suiter in the minors. If Opener responds with 3, denying a fit, Responder can pass with presumably a good or acceptable better fit…

Btw.. using a bid in the transfer suit as the positive accept also has the benefit that more often the stronger hand plays….
June 1, 2018
Henk Jan Prins edited this comment June 1, 2018
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Just a small hint.. think about a nice more flexible alternative… Transfers in competition….
June 1, 2018
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I like to use Bridgesolver.. a very nice and free available application that also shows all possible plays. According Bridgesolver 6 does not make… 6 does…
May 10, 2018
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This tread gave me another idea… Like to hear BW readers opinions about my brainwave.. using an idea comparable to 4 way transfers with pre-acceptance after a 1NT opener.. Do you believe this is playable and offers flexible possibilities?

The scheme would be:


• 2♠:Transfer to ♣. Weak or invitational with 6+ ♣ or 5-5 minors
o 2SA : Negative accept. No ♣ fit.
 Pas : (semi-) balanced, 6♣ , stopper ♠
 3♣ : To play, unbalanced, 6+ ♣
 3♦ : Invitational, 5-5 minors
o 3♣ : Positive accept with ♣ fit.
 Pas : Weak, 6+ ♣
 3♦ : Try for 3N with short ♦
 3♠ : Try for 3N with short ♠
 3N: mild slem try (with ♠ control)
 4♣ : Try for 5♣
 4♦ : Crosswood RKC
 5♣ : To play
• 2SA: Transfer to ♦. Weak of invitational with 6+ ♦ or weak 5-5 minors
o 3♣ : Negative accept. No ♦ fit.
 Pas : Weak 5-5 minors
 3♦ : To play unbalanced, 6+ ♦
o 3♦ : Positive accept with ♦ fit.
 Pas : Weak, 6+ ♦
 3♥ : Try for 3N with short ♣
 3♠ : Try for 3N with short ♠
 3N: mild slem try (with ♠ control)
 4♣ : Crosswood RKC
 4♦ : Try for 5♦
 5♦ : To play
• 3♣/3♦: Invite for 4♥ or 3N (Ax or Hx in ♥ and feature in bid suit)
• 3♠ : Choice of games (4♥ or 3N (Ax or Hx in ♥ and feature in bid suit)
Feb. 20, 2018
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