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All comments by Steve Stewart
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X, the most flexible action. Raise a 3 response to 4, otherwise rebid 3N. Pard can then pull to 4 with a 5-bagger.

An immediate 3N is likely to end the auction when we may have a better strain.
May 10
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Auction was fine up until West bid 5. West should not sign off, and East has too much to pass.
March 22
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I like my spot cards but the shape is terrible.
March 9
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Sure, you might go for a number but I can't imagine not overcalling with this.
March 8
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I want to bid 2, but most of our high cards in the red suits are not likely to be working. The club void at first looks nice, but I'd much rather have Kx or something which will help set up his side suit.
Jan. 29
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I'm also in agreement with this. North should not pass 3N since his raise is based on distribution, not high cards. He has no help for partner's hearts and the spade ace rates to be facing shortness. Notrump rates to play quite poorly.
Dec. 13, 2018
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3. Where I live. Not thrilled with this, but x may get a lebensohl response into 3, and my spades are also quite weak.
Nov. 27, 2018
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Dummy likely has good spades, a club void and a source of tricks in one of the red suits. Diamonds is more likely to be dummy's suit since I'm shorter there, so I lead a heart, hoping to set up a trick before my spade is knocked out.
Oct. 26, 2018
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P. No aces, poor main suit, poor shape.
Sept. 5, 2018
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Definitely agree - West has a clear-cut keycard ask after the 3 bid.
Aug. 25, 2018
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I don't like the methods, but this hand is nowhere near good enough to take another call.
July 29, 2018
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I don't see an option for all of the forcing pass topics. These can all be answered with Jay Barronen's usual advice: If you have to ask, it isn't.
July 21, 2018
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I wouldn't have upgraded the east hand to a strong club opener, but having done so he has to make a takeout x at his second turn.
June 15, 2018
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North decided to violate system and pass a forcing bid. Not a good way to keep partner happy but nothing illegal here.
June 15, 2018
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3N may not make with only one club opposite partner's suit but I'm still bidding it.
March 29, 2018
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I don't have to bid like a junior just because my partner is one.
March 27, 2018
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Not sure why this is a problem, am I missing something?
March 27, 2018
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Would be better if I had spades, but I still open. I don't like passing with AK A.
March 10, 2018
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If the Q was in one of my long suits I would open.
Feb. 27, 2018
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I think the case is to see if there are any votes for 2, which could easily be right if partner has a stiff spade.
Feb. 26, 2018
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