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Depends on how liberal you are with respect to allowing 4 card majors for such a raise. If 4 card majors are not allowed, the single raise will be too rare to be worth spending the bidding space, in my simulations.
3 hours ago
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Depends. If 1 is unbalanced you can just play 2NT as showing 4 hearts. Sometimes that will cause a wrongsiding, but else, seems OK.

Another option if 1 could be balanced is to play that 2 is artificial minimum unbalanced; 2NT balanced; and 3 of a suit is natural unbalanced with extras. After the 2 minimal response, 2NT asks for further description on the 3 level through natural bidding. Again sometimes wrongsiding the hand of course.
3 hours ago
Martin Lindfors edited this comment 3 hours ago
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Pleased to see Swedish juniors doing well. Congratulations!
22 hours ago
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2: Multi (3-7 with a 6 card major). Or play it as Rev Flannery, whatever floats your boat.
2: GF raise
2: constructive to invitational raise, around 7-11
2NT/3: Natural invite
3: Preemptive
23 hours ago
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If it wasn't clear: I am Swedish and UDCA sure is normal for me and most Swedes.
Dec. 7
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I think I have heard the distinction “normal” and “standard”. “Normal” is UDCA and “standard” is Standard.
Dec. 7
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Because the worst troglodytes do not attend tournaments? That is my experience at least.
Dec. 6
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I guess. Scratch the Levin-Weinstein comment then. I think semi-forcing solves a few of the issues you get with staying low with Gazzilli.
Dec. 6
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Yeah. Play semi-forcing notrump over 1 only. If Levin-Weinstein do it, it can't be awful, right?
Dec. 6
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Welcome! I recommend you start a regular article rather than a bidding poll, though. That seems more suitable to the question you are asking. And please do try to use the hand diagram tool.
Dec. 6
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Just fill out the damn card. Takes 10 minutes of sitting together.
Dec. 6
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Well played. The last two quarters, which I managed to catch, were very exciting.
Dec. 6
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“Says nothing in particular about his hand” is all I know, so I think that answers all questions the opponents may reasonably ask. If I had prior experience of this bidding sequence at the point of partner bidding 2, I do think it is worth it to say it if asked, but if the opponents managed not to bid until 2, I think they will double without asking much.
Dec. 5
Martin Lindfors edited this comment Dec. 5
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I did not say that the post is political. I said the options are unnecessarily political. If a majority of the options are partial quotes from politicians, that certainly serves to make it related to politics, or in other words, political. The necessity of the political references is in the eye of the beholder, but to me, clearly lacking.
Dec. 5
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I thought about how best to alert this, and this is how I would do it.

2: Asks me to pass with at least 3 clubs, otherwise bid 2 with 3+ cards (if 5 good major cards, maybe 2M). Says nothing in particular about his hand.

2: To play

2: To play
Dec. 5
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I have abstained because you claimed there was no abstain option, and because your options are unnecessarily political.
Dec. 5
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Hope you play your three bids the same way. Heh.
Dec. 5
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All true, but you forgot balanced.
Dec. 5
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I love opening hands such as these but I need system to handle it. Not without an agreement.
Dec. 5
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Well, I partially agree, but you can often find a 50-50 split between two actions by changing the hand slightly. For example, swap the kingleton with a small heart, and the response is more attractive.
Dec. 5
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