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So you dont give count as primary signal?
Oct. 1
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Forcing to think isnt bad in itself. But you have confused me. Why does it forces you to think? Isn't it usually fairly easy to decide how many pieces you have in the suit?
Oct. 1
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Yes, but why didnt you bid 2 the last time? Raising with 3 ist not always such a good idea.
Oct. 1
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Raising to 4 seems easy then.
Oct. 1
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I know a lot use count as primary signal. I only like that if the opponents do it. I flatly refuse to give count in almost all situations.
Oct. 1
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I would have opened the west hand with 1 too. After the 1 answer, you could bid 1NT or 2. I prefer the latter. As I never raise spades with only 3, responder is encouraged to repeat a 5 card spade suit over 1NT and I dont fancy 5/1 fits so much. I think responder is too weak for a GF 4SF and does not have the right shape for a one round force via FSF. So with his cards I would prefer a 3 rebid, even if that is GF, as I play it.
Opener should imho always raise with 4 , but responder must then bid 3SA.
Sept. 25
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Drury is one of the few conventions I really like. I never understood how anyone prefers not to play it. It is nice to see some reasons from Randy here. Of course, most of them are imho not valid.

The 1st isnt even a reason.
The 2nd is a reason to open light. I prefer LHO to be strong.
The 3rd isnt relevant.
The 4th is actually a plus point. Most opponents bit weaker
on defense than om offense.
The 5th is no reason at all.
The 6th point is valid, but can be minimized if wanted.
The 7th is not really true. While you could use all your normal gadgets, you seldom has the hand for it.
The 8th has some merit, but sometimes you know about partners opening while others have to pass. is more
The 9th isnt really true. Opener has a wider range but responder is more defined.
The 10th. Yes but might lead to worse problems.
The 11th. Psyches can work but dont have to.
The 12th. Only if you misuse it.
The 13th. and if they double you you might make one more undertrick.
The last. I would not worry to much. For Drury addicts the asvantages are too many to worry.
Aug. 29
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If you dont understand what I am talking about, why do you give comments with no sense at all?
Aug. 27
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Its not so complitated. Just imagine you use 2 treatment in a special situation. One gives you 8 good and 2 bad scores every 10 times you use it. The other 6 good and 4 bad scores.
I use in the same situation 2 different treatments. One give me 7 good and 3 bad ones. the other 5 good and 5 bad ones.
Who scores better in the end?
Aug. 27
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You can rebid 2. That might not be best, but usually nothing bad happens.
Aug. 27
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I would not considered overcallind 2 with this hand. But as you can see, sometimes bad bids lead to pleasent results.
Aug. 27
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Then I misunderstood him.

“He's saying if your ups are better than your downs overall, then its a winning strategy. ”

But if he is meaning that, that is imho wrong too. You still have to take frequency into account.

Even if you use a treatment that gives you good results every time you use it, that doesnt mean that incorporating that treatment is an optimal stategy.
Aug. 27
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Yes you are right. I mixed it up with the 2 rebid.
Aug. 27
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No. I should have been more precise. If you do that, you are on the 3rd level w/o a fit and not enough hight cards for 3NT. And for me thats a horrible consequence of raising with 3. So I avoid that if possible.
Aug. 27
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Yes, you have to pass.
On a lucky day you go down in 2 a few tricks with 3NT on for the opponents. Not really that bad.
Aug. 27
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“It can go badly 2 of 5 hands, but if it goes well 3 of 5, it's worth it.”
This is simply and plainly wrong. If there would be an
alternative treatment, that goes wrong on fewer than 2 of 5 hands, the reatment is not worth it.
Aug. 27
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Ok. You got me. How do you invite with 4?
Aug. 27
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And if you have an unlucky day and partner raised with only 3 's you are now on the third level w/o a real fit. In case you have just 4 's. No thanks, thats something I prefer my opponents to play.
Aug. 26
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Yes, thats possible. But really interesting is if it is balanced out by those who raise with 3 and shrug off bad results by thinking/saying “ I needed to raise with only 3”
Aug. 26
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I thought your comment was about rebidding 2 (with a modified distribution). But it seems we can agree to disagree. You prefer raising to 2 with 3 and minimum strengh and I prefer to know that a raise to 2 guarantees 4 .
You might be even right with your attitude, but so far I feel not convinced and prefer to continue not to raise with only 3 .
Aug. 26
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