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Michael Phillips
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May 6, 2019
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June 2
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about me

Part timer for the past 20 years, capable but rough around the edges.

Family and career still a priority.

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Easier than Ten
Quick call out of thanks to Kit, this article is a great share for those exploring relays. Extending through the comments which also bring a tonne of value.
Which honour will you splinter with?
Opposite 1NT you should want to show all your singletons I reckon. I liked all Alexander’s reasons plus here’s one of my own: to help identify strain. My partner and I show shortage as responders rebid after a transfer (no jump required). If opener gives preference to NT ...
What went wrong here?
That is exactly right. A spade lead was not appealing from either side when the honours are split
What went wrong here?
I think this is a good point Richard and is why I open ended the OP. There is a chance this is a result oriented post by me.
What went wrong here?
Yes my suggested auction was not well thought through, rushed a response Thanks
What went wrong here?
I think this is a valid workaround.We not hung up on balanced hands for 1NT opening.
What went wrong here?
So at the table 5 made on a non spade lead
What went wrong here?
I certainly can’t post a 3rd thread on this topic. Was thinking about work arounds to this known flaw, but better to cut to the chase. Thanks to all the comments pointing in this direction and the auction suggestions.
What went wrong here?
We are playing 2NT as natural. Your reference to Cambridge Precision has been curiously helpful. It lead me to a BBO forum post that described at length various Precision variants. That is going to be helpful in my current circumstances
What went wrong here?
Time to order two copies!
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