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Its possible the hesitation was for the 2S bid as you say Richard……or perhaps its the 4NT bid that was the tempo break, thus warning opener that the spade bid may have been short? Either way, 4NT should be setting spades as trumps so passing 6C with a singleton looks like a use of UI
Sept. 20
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Which sadly many declarers dont do. In fact some hurry the first trick in hope of inducing an error or hasty play by the defender.
Sept. 18
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Joe - I do very much the same as you. I always try to play in an even tempo and close my hand up when declarer tanks. Even with all that I still got accused once of helping my P via tempo for thinking on T1 recently! So now ive started saying, I'm thinking about the whole hand, not the card i'm going to play.
Sept. 18
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Indeed Richard it is….and what Peg describes is what ive seen too.
Sept. 17
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I dont like drawing inferences from others mannerisms because my experience is more often than not, they are the ones being unethical and the directors are seldom willing to do anything about clear attempts to misdirect you. Eg thinking about playing their only card, hesitating with nothing when you lead an honour to cover.
Sept. 17
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It seems to me we want to show the queen of trumps whenever our combiened trump holding is not horrendiously thin. I therefore select other. Ie we should show the queen with 10+ trumps whenever we hold one of the AK or Jack in our hand. The key card asker is very unlikely to have none, and therefore slam will always have a play when we do this.
Sept. 11
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?? The OP clearly says 3C shows five and invitational values, so p will have a full picture. If they have Kxx or similar in clubs they can bid a thin 3nt. If heavy in the reds with 3 poor clubs we can play there . Eg Qx AJx AQxxx xxx
Sept. 11
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I would certainly start with 5S with the south hand. Now as North I could not imagine South being able to bid 5S without the AK of hearts and suspect 7C is a practical choice now, but assuming 5S showed 2 places to play south may bid 7D to offer grand in either red and get to play there, but i can see 7C ending the auction as well
Sept. 10
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Michael when i was younger (16 ish) i was exactly like yourself. Very keen to ask for opinions or offer help. Over time I have curbed this more and more, only offering advice when requested, or with opponents i know very well socially. To many closed minds and bad reactions……their loss.
Sept. 6
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4NT is clearly wrong, but there was no harm in checking controls with 4H before stopping in 5D, if p provides the expected lack of a major suit ace.
Sept. 3
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Maybe forcing is an Overbid. I used to play Blue club 25+ years ago, but as David describes Dbl as take out here, I would imagine that responder should re-open with a dbl if at all possible.
Aug. 29
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I'm assuming with a balanced 21-23 on this auction the opener passes forcing responder to re-open the auction with a double which they would convert to a penalty. A runner (great suit without a stop would surely bid 3C?)
Aug. 29
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Maybe some would, it depends on your P tenancies to open poor 11 counts I guess. That though was a not very strong hand thrown together where 3nt is very likely to be making opposite your original hand offered of x AQ AQJ QT9xxxx. I see this has been made weaker now via edit to x AQ AQJ J1098xxx, so how about AQTx T9xx xx Axx as a trap pass where 3NT is now more than odds on opposite your weaker hand.

Yes we can all find hands that are perfect or terrible for each others arguments.

And I'm not single minded about this, I agree there are other bids P can make rather than 4C…to try for slam….I also think the odds of a slam try opposite now is low….but I have a simple agreement with my P not to remove game into a part score (undoubled) it's just second guessing your P's hand.

When I originally answered this post, I thought responder was unlimited. Its far more interesting a problem if he was.
Aug. 28
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And P holding AQx Jxx xxxx Kxx, will not be very happy
Aug. 28
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I replied to my own comment to say I had initially missed the hand had already passed once.
Aug. 27
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Henrik - I am not having any trouble finding good games, or part scores, but I suspect I might if I start insisting on 4 card raises only.

Rather than argue further, I will content myself with the list of excellent players who play as I do.
Aug. 27
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Frances your partner could have nothing on this auction so far so 3C maybe NF, but surely implies a decent hand.
Aug. 27
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Just noted responder is a passed hand, but theres still room for a hand good enough to bid 3NT and it be making and opener to fancy a slam or club game instead
Aug. 27
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Forcing - why disturb a game call at IMPS, especially on this auction? Everything suggests Responder has a good hand and was trap passing. At this stage (in many systems) he may not have known the club suit was long, but now holding AQJx in spades and AQx in clubs thinks 3nt is easy.

I really think the opener should only disturb this spot if he now thinks a club slam is likely
Aug. 27
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I think you are completely shutting down to any form of reasoning or argument to the point its not worth bothering anymore. If your system can distinguish between the opened suit being AQxxx or JTxxx with 100% clarity then I would be amazed as NO system can do everything all at once. Your either showing your shape and range, or responding to a specific kind of asking relay (if you play them - I dont)
Aug. 27
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