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Kai-Ching Lin
Kai-Ching Lin
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Feb. 1, 2012
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Ex-mathematician. I play an Optional Relay Precision - To Relay or Not to Relay is the question.  

United States of America

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How to get to 4!h
Steve - what do you do with 2=4=4=3 or the like?
How to get to 4!h
Let's take "shape before strength" one step further and play transfers: East's 2 = 5+ hearts and 2 = 5+ diamonds. West would have an easy call of 4.
Dealing with MAFIA - nothing personal, it's just business
My take on this is the following: 1. 1-1-1M-2 shows 6-7, 3-card support is relatively safe, since we have at least a 7-card fit and 22 HCP. 2. 1-1-1M-2 shows 6-7, no 3-card is perhaps most troublesome, since we don't have a fit ...
Interference after a transfer
Transfers are possible only because 2NT is present. So a simple rule can be "we play transfers when 2NT is available; otherwise natural and forcing (or non-forcing)." As to strength, (A)x Axxxx Qxxxx xx for "purely competitive"? And (B)x Axxxx KJxxx xx for "invitational"? If you allow Hand ...
Interference after a transfer
More transfers? 2NT = hearts and clubs, INV+; 3 = hearts and diamonds, INV+; 3 = Hearts only, INV+, 3 = to play.
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
@Paul - Not a problem. Not only do I play transfers over 1 opening, I also play transfer rebids. :) @Bill - Thank you for your compliment.
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
@Paul - When there is an unexpected action, I thought it is you who will have more problems. Let's say, opener bids 1 and jump shifts to 3 over our 1NT. How do you sort out slam tries in majors and 1-suited minors (to play)? I have heard ...
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
David, I assume your comment being sarcastic. Nevertheless. I'll try my best to answer. My 1NT forces only one round as well. But it could contain strong balanced hands. However, it does not include weak 1-suiters. In other words, I swap 1-suiters out of classic 1NT and replace them ...
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
For me, this 2 would show a game-forcing balanced hand (unlimited), and start relays. Opener would often finish describing his exact distribution at the 3-level and key-card also starts at 3-level. As a result, spiral scans that follow would locate 10 or J if necessary. The problem is that ...
Let's swap North and West hands and see what would have happened. The new West would pass the 3 preempt, I assume, and the new North would raise to 4 also. Now East Doubles. West would pull to 4, assuming that he did not have 10 ...

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