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I don't know what game you're playing, but it ain't bridge
April 29
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the frequent obligation to rebid a three-card minor over a forcing 1NT response.

I've played that as part of Precision since the early 70s…it is very very useful. ( nowt to do with 2/1)
April 29
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I usually play 1M-2nt as 15+ flattish hand
April 29
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3S is simply bidding to the level of fit, partner deserves to know that you have a good raise so bid 3C
April 29
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Pass with a potential penalty double, partner will always re-open with a double
X= 4 spades
April 29
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not all ducks quack
April 23
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The first one is a violation of the rule that you don't q shortness in opener's suit,


there is no such rule
April 23
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Ian , why not open 1NT ? that flat 15 with 4 pts in the doubleton spade suit is still a weak notrump

If LHO doubles then you partner can remove to 2C
April 22
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I think opener can open 1NT with a flat 15 vulnerable, it's still in the weak notrump range
April 22
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You can't open 1S with a balanced 15-17 as you won't have a rebid
April 22
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Kieran, you are completely wrong
Feb. 5
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in my, somewhat old-fashioned, view a strong jump shift guarantees a fit
Feb. 5
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Feb. 4
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If you rebid the major you are showing partner 6 of your cards; If you bid your 2nd suit you show him/her 9
Feb. 4
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If you are going to use stayman with a flat hand, you need to have SID ( stayman in doubt) in your armoury
Feb. 3
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I play 2 normal/garbage stayman and 3 as Puppet stayman
Feb. 1
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neither mis-bids nor psyches are illegal
Feb. 1
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Misbids are not illegal, both the director and the RA seem to have made an error.
Feb. 1
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Poe lost an absolute fortune at the card tables
Jan. 25
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negative double here, just says “I've got stuff”…….playing it as promising 4-hearts is rather silly
Jan. 25
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