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Ivan Popivanov
Ivan Popivanov
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May 28, 2016
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Mathematically, when should you make a game try (and which one)?
Pretty much your approach. I would start with the simplest option: 1M 3M. Now, there are two possible contracts 3M and 4M. DD analysis, each hand considered at a fixed vul setting. Comparing accepting vs not. Once this works, move to different vuls. Once that's done, start encoding simple ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: J65 Q64 3 KT9732
3 only if you are desperate to skew things. Likely against you. :)
Rae Murbach's bidding problem: J53 T5 A862 KQ73
4, and then 5 over 4. Hoping partner figures it out. The only way to find the 4-2 club fit with 9+ diamonds. ;)
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: AQ JT973 KT K876
Same experience with simulations of similar situations. My approach is Stayman. If relays are available after Stayman, ask to ensure partner is not 4432/5332 before blasting to 4H.
Nikolay Yaninski's bidding problem: AQJxxx T8xx x xx
From a quick and dirty simulation for nine card, and longer, fits: * Only 9-card spade fit: around 39% * Only 9-card heart fit: around 9% * 9-card fits in both spades and hearts: 3% Based on the above, does it feel ok to (likely) bury the heart fit - 9% of the time?
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: KT865 J3 AJT32 J
A double on this round should show exactly my hand, illegal unfortunately.
Do you consider this pass forcing?
We bid game. We also demonstrated that we don't have the usual HCP strength for 3NT. The 2D bid is limited, so is the 3D bid. Not to mention the 3D bidder passed originally. All this is not sufficient to setup a forcing pass at any vul IMO.
Major Disagreement with NT Interference
What Martin suggested looks like a good compromise to have it both ways. But you are free to continue fighting it out with partner based on this poll.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: K96 KT KJT98 984
Is 2NT too aggressive over 1?
Ivan Popivanov's bidding problem: T2 T9543 7 AKQ94
The point is whether we reach 4. Partner had: AJ94 QJ8 AJ62 J2. South has a border line opening. When South opens 1, West overcalls 1 and East is in game.
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