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Richard Brown
Richard Brown
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Sept. 23, 2012
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Retired Air Force pilot, electrical engineer, church leader, and Precision enthusiast.

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The price of pessimism
Holding significant extra values, why didn't South jump rebid 4 (a natural slam try)?
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Perhaps little noticed, yet easily found on the ACBL website, is a reasonably cohesive, 8-page SAYC writeup, released in 2006 and still very playable. Link here:
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
Steve seems to have latched on to the situation I'm asking about.
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
Assuming responder holds an 8+ hand lacking tenaces, he likely would bid 2C-2D. 2C-2D/2S-3C then is a second negative (0-3 HCP). With a balanced, tenaced positive, a direct 2NT response would be in order (2C-2NT). My question has to do with the undiscussed 2C-2D/2S-3NT sequence. Would this logically ...
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
2D as above, the 2nd negative is 3C. A direct 2NT response would be a tenaced 8-10 hcp.
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
2D is either waiting or negative
Noah Weiss's bidding problem: 4 85 KQJT8743 73
Noah, its an interesting matchpoint problem, particularly if partner has two aces: Do you risk a 4NT signoff or do you play 5D? (For what it's worth, the about-the-author box locates you near Chicago ... have you moved away from EC?)
Jessica Brake's bidding problem: J KJT983 4 AK763
Shapely, but minimum in honor count, I'm rebidding 2H for the moment.
Rich Newell's bidding problem: AKx AKQxx Txxx x
Had the partnership elected to employ Flannery, would not the 3 jump be more tolerable?
Leo Liao's bidding problem: AT84 K6 AJT8 KJ8
Leo - please summarize our methods over a 2 overcall.

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