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Interestingly note that noone is game or can respond to my example bidding conundrum. Perhaps weasel is more widespread than I thought.
4 minutes ago
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Does 2C show a heart suit?
12 hours ago
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Let me give you a hand John Adams, as I am curious how you solve this conundrum.
Axx
Kx
xxxx
AKQx

1 2
2 3 (I guess you bid this?)
3NT
Now what? Does opener have extras or not? Are you going to bid a quantitative 4NT? If you tell me you would bid 2 instead, (and many would not because they claim this is setting and is slammish, then take away a and add a .) Many players use weasel to good effect here by pausing for 10 seconds or so before the 3NT bid to show extras and bidding thrunt very quickly to show a minimum.
Feb. 22
Ron Lel edited this comment Feb. 22
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“It shows extras for those people that” do not like to show extras in their bidding by the use of the weasel convention. Many players I have played against add weasel to their convention armoury.
Feb. 21
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7-4 hands are opened at the 4 level. Burgess' Law.
Feb. 21
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We used to play 4C/D as NLM, so 4NT was minors and 4S was Blackers. A useful treatment for a hand I saw today:
(3) 4 holdng:
J AKQxxx Q AKQTx. Pd has the pointed aces.
(Whoops, just saw the hand posted below).
Feb. 21
Ron Lel edited this comment Feb. 21
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Again Rohit, that is what YOU play. Others play it differently. Look at Dave's post above.
1♥ 2♠( 6♠ less than 6hcp )
Personally, I think this is a dreadful treatment; the only time I would remotely consider playing this is in a big club system.
Feb. 21
Ron Lel edited this comment Feb. 21
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Many play that 2NT is forcing here.
Feb. 21
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“A reverse by opener after a two level bid by responder DOES NOT show extra values.” In YOUR view. In mine it certainly shows extras.
Feb. 21
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Agree. Passing is a very poor strategy allowing the opposition heaps of room. Bid to your level and not again.
Feb. 16
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Steve Moese: “I find this hand way too strong for 3♠. Don’t play this jump as forcing, either.”
Steve, how can you play this as nf? The 1NT bid shows some values and not rubbish, so 2S over 1NT is already a good hand. Surely 3S has to be an absolute gf. It certainly is for me.

“ 17-19 // 20-21 ish or 5 loser // 4 loser.” You would not force to game opposite a 1NT response with this? How do you play your 1NT bid?
Feb. 15
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West's 2D bid was really silly. Show where you live with 3S!
Feb. 15
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90 percent of the time you can pick up the penalty doubles anyway.
Feb. 13
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No, you took your cards back from the wine waiter after finishing you phone call.
Feb. 13
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Perhaps open 1nt?
Feb. 13
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I would have bid 3H last time. It is certainly reasonable to bid 3H now. It is also correct.
Feb. 13
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It is not a new convention though, Richard.
Feb. 13
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I agree. I misclicked, but I x now to let pd bid 3NT or 4C
Feb. 12
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And what according to David Burn do we not know? We do know that Marmic is a system and not a hand type. Perhaps David does not know that Marmic used a strong pass?
Feb. 12
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“This player waited until the end of the auction. How is this wrong?” Are you serious Steve Bloom? He should have asked about the whole auction and not a specific bid. This is highly unethical.
Feb. 12
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