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When I think of two-way doubles, something like this comes to mind:

(1x) p (1y) p // (1N/2x) p (p) X

Where, it's either a moose or a light balance…looking at our hand, it's easy to tell.

Aug. 9, 2015
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I made this mistake a few times when I was new. You hear the description ‘self serving’ frequently in AC hearing. If you are good enough to know that an action suggests a specific play…you just can't do it.
Aug. 6, 2015
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Well, my hand and east's pass shows that S has a good hand…so I wouldn't consider that UI. However, pard would have an easy pass with scattered values and no long suit(s).

SO imo the tank suggests that hand.

Do we know if NS have a defense to 2N?

I can't see any lead other than a spade that might draw attention.
Aug. 6, 2015
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Eight. Clubs.
Aug. 5, 2015
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Yeah like I said, one of the bids after the 2n opening might override the fact that gib Knows you have 35 min. Like not doubling 3h denied the a or K of hearts. It's incompatible but the most recent bid might take priority.
Aug. 1, 2015
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I think double of 3 would have been defined as showing A or K or something. So, not doing that, gib thought you were off AK.

Or maybe 3 was defined as showing 2/3 tops so that overwrites pards HCP holding. Even when 3h might be bid lacking that.
Aug. 1, 2015
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Can't remember exatcly, but I was 4513 and opening+ so it certainly gets wrecked.
July 31, 2015
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This was some ckub team game and I did pass 1s when greg bid it thinking it was the bust with long d's and some spades…I belive we made slam in both spades and diamonds but still managed to win imps on the board.
July 30, 2015
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Odds? Me and GIB vs you and pard of choice 20bds… you playing natural system.
July 30, 2015
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Gerber is sort of like a fermented hunk of fish repedeatly flogging you in the face.

This doesn't smell or feel like gerber.
July 27, 2015
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Or just open 2
July 16, 2015
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Pass of 3 is not a LA IMO…so I can't see rolling this back.

However, I think a PP is warranted for the 3 bid…E has a clear 4 bid. 3 is only more appealing given the UI.
July 13, 2015
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You own all of the heart spots so you don't need to duck t1. If west bares his heart honor on the last trump, you exit a heart.
July 6, 2015
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Nice catch..didn't see that – ruff out the spades and turn the winkle on. Certainly more glamorous but as this is GIB, I think KJ is pretty much impossible.

In addition to seeing the club show-out, you will also see W follow 3 rounds of diamonds before you have to make your choice.

So, it's likely 7330, 7240, or 8230..

7330 is like a thousandth of a percent more likely so undoubted the best play. Also the other time it's 2 hearts, it's also 8 spades…
July 5, 2015
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Or refer to two-suited hands, squeezes etc.. as “red” or “black”

Would we blend whatever colors or portmanteau them?
July 3, 2015
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When playing G/B, Leb, or whatever we are calling it, the X in this position is much more flexible and very easily keeps NT's in the picture.
July 3, 2015
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It's your t/o style that is more important…pard's X means the same thing regardless of how light their actions may be. I just don't see the chances of 2N being the right contract increasing just because they are on air.
July 3, 2015
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I always thought openers/overcaller's 2N was GB and responder's, lebensohl. But,as long as everyone knows what's going on it's just semantics.
July 3, 2015
Jacob Vrooman edited this comment July 3, 2015
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Opponents tank and twitch agreements are too sophisticated over 2 only spades. But, I guess if you are only dealt 4 of them…
June 24, 2015
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3 is a pretty good convention
June 24, 2015
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