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Steve seems to have latched on to the situation I'm asking about.
Sept. 16, 2019
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Assuming responder holds an 8+ hand lacking tenaces, he likely would bid 2C-2D. 2C-2D/2S-3C then is a second negative (0-3 HCP). With a balanced, tenaced positive, a direct 2NT response would be in order (2C-2NT).

My question has to do with the undiscussed 2C-2D/2S-3NT sequence. Would this logically be the 8-10 hand, but lacking tenaces?
Sept. 16, 2019
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2D as above, the 2nd negative is 3C. A direct 2NT response would be a tenaced 8-10 hcp.
Sept. 16, 2019
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2D is either waiting or negative
Sept. 16, 2019
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Noah, its an interesting matchpoint problem, particularly if partner has two aces: Do you risk a 4NT signoff or do you play 5D?

(For what it's worth, the about-the-author box locates you near Chicago … have you moved away from EC?)
July 25, 2019
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Shapely, but minimum in honor count, I'm rebidding 2H for the moment.
March 28, 2019
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Had the partnership elected to employ Flannery, would not the 3 jump be more tolerable?
Dec. 12, 2018
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Leo - please summarize our methods over a 2 overcall.
Oct. 13, 2018
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Lacking spades, I much prefer showing my clubs rather than hearts.
Oct. 10, 2018
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Ugh,indeed. Glad I employ a Precision club.
Oct. 10, 2018
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… and North is a passed hand; surely the redouble is not promising more than he actually has. The fault is all South's.
Oct. 3, 2018
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Unless one has lots of methods, this problem can only be sometimes solved. My 3 transfer, self-raised to four hearts, invites opener to go further (I expect opener will do so with a heart honor and at least two aces). If we stop at 5, and thereby miss a making spade slam, so be it.
Sept. 8, 2018
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Tell us please whether a simple continuation is forcing here (and to what level).
Sept. 2, 2018
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If you locate a copy of the 1973 Terrence Reese book, Precision Bidding and Precision Play, you'll find a simple presentation of an essentially natural Precision Club style. Way back then Reese intuited a need to introduce a 4-card major suit after a 1C-pass-1D-pass start if we held a moderate, unbalanced, one club hand. Worth a read-through to get a handle on the essentials.
Aug. 8, 2018
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Your Precision methods may not allow this, but in our Precision methods a double of the one heart call would show a GF hand with NT interest, but lacks a heart stop. We'd forego the immediate 2 club positive for the greater good of defining our hand type in hopes of reaching 3NT.
Aug. 5, 2018
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Given the Precision club context, I must ask, “Why not open 1H?” Surely you'd expect to enjoy a more flexible auction, and you'd tell no lie.
July 29, 2018
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Employing a mildly different partnership style, the “correct” call might very well be 4S holding your hypothetical hand.
July 29, 2018
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Even in an SAYC-like system, it is necessary that a delayed major suit raise be forcing over opener's natural, but passable 2NT call.
July 20, 2018
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Don't get it. Am I to understand that an immediate 3 call would have been nonforcing, whereas the actual sequence is GF?
July 20, 2018
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1 ; later, perhaps 2 … why make life difficult?
July 11, 2018
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