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Ben and I would have had a firm agreement that 4n shows minors.
Sept. 11
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For the last question, a cuebid in auction 1 is, by my answer, a serious slam try (since I thought 3N was nonserious). I'm not sure this is accounted for in the phrasing… (since by definition we've shown 12-14 basically, so a cuebid must be less serious)
Sept. 9
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I was recently told by a pretty good player that it's a very bad idea to balance in this auction. I know nearly everyone would double as E, but I don't think it's necessarily correct, as hard as that is to accept.

Here balancing is a bit more attractive because it's a weak NT against nonvul opps, so they could be stealing.

At any rate, certainly no real blame.
Sept. 7
Kevin Rosenberg edited this comment Sept. 7
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I (mostly) stand by what I said. I concede that it's a socially inappropriate thing to say, but I don't think it's the kind of thing that warrants outrage. I think responding “f you” would be a largely disproportionate response.

Overall, I think it's possible that I came off a little too lenient, such a comment is considered inappropriate, sure. But still, I would say that “a little inappropriate” is in my view, closer to what it should be, than “outrageously out of line”
Sept. 7
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It definitely can get into deep game theory, as W should theoretically stiff their spade some percentage of the time according to how often they think declarer will guess correctly . On this hand, declarer should basically always be finessing as you tried to say at the table, so west should always stiff their spade if they had it I think.
Sept. 6
Kevin Rosenberg edited this comment Sept. 6
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Her comment was more out of line, but I don't think it's considered polite to suggest critiques of an opponents play unless you have some reason to think they want to hear it.

That being said, I don't think you did anything “wrong”. It seems impolite, and perhaps just a little inappropriate is all.
Sept. 6
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sure, or that
Sept. 5
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i personally think that is also unwise in an undiscussed partnership. A direct 3D seems most practical to me (maybe partner will bid 3H over which you can bid 4S if you really want to).
Sept. 5
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oh you had a splinter in support of diamonds?
Sept. 5
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And I assume you were correct?
Sept. 5
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if you want a magic hand, it's definitely Axx xxxx Axxx Jx.

But still, you can assign 3 useful cards (KS, AH, AD), too much for S to even hold to bid 4d, and still have slam be poor, is a sign that N should be out of slam tries over 4d.

Probably South should have bid 5C anyway. But remember from their POV their shape is excellent. Their 6D bid is at least reasonable.
Sept. 3
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You need a 7th trick and a heart may get ducked now. Whichever heart you choose to play, I'm surprised that most people prefer an immediate AD.
Sept. 2
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At this vul you don't even have to worry really about doubling here with a void. It's a good thing, as you expect partner to act.
Aug. 19
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Double, passing 4s, and correcting 3s to 3n
Aug. 18
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Well if you play (1n) 2H as both majors, I don't see how that isn't also a natural heart bid suggesting a place to play, yet that is surely alertable.

EDIT: this was meant to be a reply to Ian above.
Aug. 18
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if 3H was somehow below 3D, you'd have a good argument for 3C being natural, but I still wouldn't bid it without discussion.
Aug. 16
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My line is wrong, kit is correct below…
Aug. 15
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Another round of trump seems right. This way if trumps are 22 I can pick up 5 diamonds with east by playing kd next
Aug. 15
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I'm afraid 2d is just too likely to lose spades, either for you, or even for the opponents. With both majors breaking badly, I'm not so eager for them to find 3n with some 8 card fit. Here the 2d bid sort of worked because it makes it more likely the opponents reach the game.

At least with qx club, I will likely make my QC against 3n if I've overcalled 2d, so that is a benefit. With xx club, I really dislike 2d
Aug. 13
Kevin Rosenberg edited this comment Aug. 13
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A little too unilateral to bid imo, but passing with so much offense and the shortness seems wrong. I tend to trust them when vulnerable, so hopefully partner will be straining to bid (though I fear them making a losing pass with 2542)

5h is probably practical as well, it may be hard to double you when it's wrong, and it is imps
Aug. 8
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