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Would open 1 spade
June 10
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I play 2NT as 15+ 6 card diamonds single in partner's suit or 15+ with 4-card support - 3 clubs asks. Raise to 2M - 3 card support or very weak with 4card support (10-11) Raise to 3M: 12-14.
Aug. 9, 2018
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Zagorin-Diamond
March 15, 2018
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Spent an hour and a half going through security at Manchester airport two weeks ago. Know it is not London, but understaffing seems to be a problem everywhere.
Aug. 6, 2017
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He would bid 3 on any hand that could not penalize 2. But as a Norwegian proverb says: When the origin is wrong, the result will be strange.
March 13, 2017
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XX from north was really a bad bid as he has support for his pd's club-suit and therefore does not want to defend. Should have bid 4 clubs. South could have splintered first time around
March 13, 2017
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Why do we really have CCs? At least in team matches with 8 boards or more it should be mandatory to check the general outlines of opponents system including NT-range. But if the regulators have ordered alert of other ranges than 15-17 we just have to comply. But I really think we should start using the CCs and penalise pairs who cannot produce them.
Oct. 5, 2016
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A Crash-double showing black or red suits could work. 1: Works great when partner leads from his Qxx instead of Q10xxx of hearts against 3NT! :)
May 19, 2016
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When your partner bids 2, I expect you should have bid 2 if you had diamonds and spades? In that case there is no problem giving the correct explanation as you will have shown diamonds+hearts. I cannot see how this convention could be played in another way. Your partner would have to bid like this with for example 5-3-1-4 even if he knew the correct explanation.
April 27, 2016
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2 followed by 2 would be invitational. 2 is GF so 2 is clearly pass or correct to 2
Jan. 2, 2016
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This statement is even more sickening than the one made by WBF this weekend. I really hope they will not be able to shift the focus from the real issues.
Oct. 12, 2015
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The Swedish system is called Ruter and is used in several European countries. Right now it is used in the Norwegian mixed pairs Swiss. 108 tables - 3 boards pr. round. Everyone has their score from the previous round before having played 2 of the 3 Boards. Can handle all formats I think.
Aug. 2, 2014
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Isn't the shortness the reason why we bid 2 instead of just 2? Agree With Henry and Michael.
June 11, 2014
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4 takes up much space and should show a void. 3 should be a stiff and at least invitational. If pd signs off in 3 he will not have the 3 key-Cards necessary for a slam to be safe.
May 21, 2014
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A matter of partnership agreement I guess. 3 has been standard in Norway for at least 20 years. A club fit is found via 2NT - 3. With this agreement you will always be able to give a more correct picture of your hand. And which case do you think is the most frequent? Here you would have described your hand perfectly as 4-3-4-2 responds 2
May 21, 2014
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Dbl should show hearts With tolerance for spades. Perfect hand?
May 18, 2014
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It is Clear that North cannot contribute a Club-stopper for 3NT. Souths 3 sounds like 2-3 small Clubs and minimum for previous bidding. Would have made sure of game by bidding 4 to show the singleton (Would have redoubled With a void)
May 11, 2014
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The vulnerability and form of scoring calls for pressure on the opps. Hence 3s
April 21, 2014
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Play 2NT as weak with a minor or strong with hearts. Easier to handle further competition.
April 19, 2014
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If we play leaping Michaels 4 could be safer than 3
April 16, 2014
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