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If you google multi-landy convention you will find several references on the use of the idea. Many variations and additions have evolved from Alvin's original idea many years ago. Whatever, if playing, you need to pin down exactly what you want to specify in second seat or balancing seat (keeping in mind colors and seat position) against strong or weak 1NT or even strong 2NT.

There is also a recent upgraded book with “Killer Defense” in the title which presumably covers all details.
April 21
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Patrick'S comment raises an interesting question as to terminology, which can affect what we're talking about.

The Landy convention came about some 70 years ago (showing both majors).

Somewhere along the line, astute Landy players added multi-Landy (perhaps Granovetter if I have it right) as adding an advancer's 2D response as showing an equal number of major suit cards if the 2D bid were available (or could be doubled as so showing).

Then, or maybe concurrently, the 2D Woolsey bid after a strong 1NT opener (or perhaps after a weak 1NT) surfaced as showing a single major (ostensibly, a six-carder). That bid was mid-chart until recently.

Then, or at some point, the idea (perhaps also from Woolsey)
was added that an immediate double after a strong 1NT showed exactly four cards in a major and a longer minor (dynamite idea, imo). But, it could also show a strong hand that doubler could show with a “break.”

BWS 2017 specifies the basic idea as expert standard.

Specific agreements undoubtedly vary. It would be helpful to hear from Kit as to his suggestions for the use of the convention, direct and in balancing seat, against strong or weak 1NTs.
April 21
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Playing M-L/Woolsey, Pass. Hand not good enough to double and bid 2NT after advancer's probable bid of 2C or 2S. (Advancer may be able to balance with a shapely hand.)
April 20
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Thanks, Steve!
April 17
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It seems to me that you are still a kibitzer even though you have been engaged as a surrogate dummy.

If that is true, not one word.

I don't think, per others, that the laws allow otherwise.

Could this situation possibly occur at the closing stages of a national event?
April 15
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And be sure your Executor (or Executrix?) knows your membership number so he can get a rebate on your pre-paid dues.
April 14
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Donald and Richard above: for possible clarification, an immediate 3C bid (even though alert required as weak on acbl CC) would be taken as weak in my area; regret any confusion.
April 14
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Perhaps so and the auction would probably begin 1C-1S-3C.

Michal commented above –

“How useful to have 3♣ signoff available on this bidding!”

Indeed. My “tip of the hat” notion alludes to the point that perhaps North should be credited with a fine “tactical” bid, in that clubs (partner's initial bid) was available regardless of the bidding after 1C-Pass-1D
April 13
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I'm bewitched, bothered and bewildered in a number of respects.

For me, best to put all on hold until details/clarifications begin with the July issue of Bulletin.

I sense frustration levels and conversations will equal that of the recent series of trying to find a Bridge Winners Standard for 2/1 GF auctions.
April 11
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Thoughtful, as always.
So, in an expert game (after 1C-3C) is the final contract 3NT or 4C?
April 11
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And, as the cards are, 10 tricks are likely in clubs unless West leads a spade.
April 11
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FWIW, I would think that in an all-expert game that the auction might begin:

1C-(Pass)-Pass-(2H)-Dbl.

If given that, then 3H or 4C may be the final contracts.
April 11
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“In my antique natural methods, 1X-1Y-2NT-3X is forcing.”

Yes, I believe it is still considered forcing in expert circles. In the U.S. (and maybe beyond) a number of experts play Wolff Sign-Offs (However, this is presumably not played after 1C-1D-2NT; a rather complicated convention that is employed if responder has bid 1M and/or has slam aspirations; I don't know of any advanced player in the U.S. who plays the full treatment, although surely there are some.)

This particular auction began 1C-(pass)-1D-(1H)- 2NT. The 2NT non-forcing rebid was still available to the opener. With or without the interfering call, responder, presumably, would bid 3C to play. Presumably too, the partnership plays that a 3D rebid would be non-forcing with an appropriate hand. This seems to be a common understanding among non-experts in the U.S.
April 11
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Leonard's view computes for me. Responder didn't follow with 4NT RKC (perhaps holding a void).
April 11
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Ken doesn't get out much :>)
April 11
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OK, but then why would you consider 3C as forcing? What might a poll show?
April 11
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Changing course, here's my latest reinvention of the wheel:

Our weak jump shift to 2M after partner's 1m or 1H (and a pass) is the same as our opening weak 2M. System then on with 2NT asking for a feature if better than a minimum

Hardly expert, but it dazzles 'em at the club.
April 11
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Richard, I infer (then) that you would bid 3C weak to opener's 1C.
April 11
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Maybe I should have said many rather than most. To each his own,
April 10
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Pretty good problem. I pass Vul.
Why no votes for 3S?
April 10
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