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Nigel Kearney
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Oct. 2, 2010
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Live in Wellington, New Zealand. Don't play much bridge these days due to work and family commitments. In the past have represented NZ several times including a silver medal in the 1995 Junior World Championships in Bali. 

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What to do
It depends on your agreements about the 4 bid but responder should be interested in slam with my example hand. For example, opener might hold AKxx Ax xx AQxxx.
Forcing Pass or not?
(Edited since the problem has changed) There is no way South can be forced to bid opposite a passed partner. It probably doesn't matter whether North treats it as FP or not because either way he will double with a defensive looking hand and pass otherwise.
What to do
I'd pass even if partner bid 5 in tempo. He should be assumed to know what he is doing. Why can't he have Qxxxx Kxx Kxx Kx?
Matchpoint Pariah Contract
South's 5NT is far too much. Even a 4 cue bid is too much, but if South does that and partner has a perfect hand such as Qxxx x Axx Axxxx then surely he will bid slam himself.
Play problem
Agree. It's often better to play 3NT with a 5-3 or 6-2 major fit, but after much experience I've come to the conclusion that I'm not a good enough player to figure out whether it's right or wrong before seeing both hands.
Your opinion on partner's opening bid Gatlinburg KO.
If you're going to bid diamonds and clubs and sell out at the four level, the second bid should be 4 so that partner can make an informed decision.
Jeff Lehman's bidding problem: 93 KQ432 A97 J76
I would play 2 as constructive with a five card suit here. You may have a weak hand with six hearts and end up playing 2 or 3 if partner doesn't pass 2, but IMO that is a lesser risk compared to being unable to ...
One more flew over the cuckoo's nest
Whether it was actually an unintended call is irrelevant. If it looks like an unintended call and someone enquires whether it was intended, that is hardly information at all. And West's enquiry does not suggest any particular call or play. It only prompts legal correction of a possibly unintended ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
I live in 'the rest of the world' where multi 2 is very common. It causes plenty of problems for opponents that would not exist when defending against a weak bid with an anchor suit. There are possible defences but none that I feel really happy and confident with ...
One more flew over the cuckoo's nest
Even if this were the relevant law, it is not a logical alternative to refuse to correct your own unintended call once you become aware of it. The opportunity for East to correct is lost if West calls. If East doesn't notice the mispull and South passes, it's ...
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