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Thanx Michal, that sounds like a good idea. Range is 11-18.
Oct. 21
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Additional bidding space. If opener follows the transfer responder can raise with max or pass with min.
Oct. 21
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1-3N=unknown splinter, 1-3N=-chicane. We also have a general agreement in competition to splinter only in opps suit.
Oct. 21
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Off topic: There have been more then one post about the pros and cons of NFB in this forum already.
Oct. 20
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I have implemented an extension of this idea in QUC. 1-1;1 is lots of 19+ hands with 1 as second negative. Then 2 is the flexible hand (responder transfers to a 4crd M), 2 is a minor one-suiter, 2M shows 5M balanced or with 4m. Direct 2-bids over 1 show M-one-suiters 2M semi-forcing and 2 gameforcing (2 shows 5-4 to compensate the loss of the 1-rebid).

Ambra has 2 m-one-suiter or 4M-5m and 2/ transfers as either WT or strong.
Oct. 20
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Oct. 20
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No transfers, cuebid=Stayman.
Oct. 14
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We have a meta-rule „advancers double of a forcing bid by responder shows a top honour“. I expect this to be valid in this case.
Oct. 10
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„What if opener had only 2 spades?“
S/he bids 3 as p/c being sure of at least a 5-4-fit unless 2425. in that case bid 2N.
Oct. 6
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8 for systemic reasons, with a pick-up 9
Oct. 5
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Looking forward to the next book by Kit as well as Kit’s Korner.
Oct. 2
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Can some of the „penalty doublers“ please explain what a penalty double is. I‘ve pmaed what I call „penalty double“ as opening bid strength with a good suit to lead (or play if pard can‘t pass). Most people I know define „penalty double“ as same strength as opps 1N. BTW with my current partner I play Woolsey.
Sept. 28
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My recommendation: stick to your 3N and otherwise use jumps for hands with intermediate hcp but playing strength of 5-6 losers 5-5 or a good 6crd.
Sept. 28
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I ALWAYS think at trick 1! If opps conclude that I have a reason they are correct: I think about how to defeat the contract (or reduce overtricks).
Sept. 27
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Missed that too, now changed my vote.
Sept. 26
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X is 100% clear: train the guns. From our meta agreements I would expect to be on the same wavelength with the rest: 3m FG with the corresponding major, 3M mildly invitational, 3N rare (we would usually start with X) but tp.
Sept. 26
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Greg, thank you for a clear explanation of the case against FN. A similar case against the BT can no longer be made because an essential part of the data is missing. This is something Mr. Wilsmore doesn‘t (want to) understand.
Sept. 26
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Shouldn‘t it also show at least doubleton in the suit bid? If you can rely upon your RHO to only pass if (jin this case) 2 is better then 3 you can probably work it out. But can you?
Sept. 26
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BTW how would the bidding be after (1)-1N (Raptor)?
Sept. 24
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I‘m 100% sure that I don’t want to defend against 4 doubled or not. chances are that both 4 and 5 or 5 make. Pard should have K plus some. If some is A we might even have a slam depending upon how good a fit we have. N is bidding upon distribution, probably 5-5. The second suit is more likely to be because with N could have suggested 4 in case S is 34xy. If I bid 5 I‘m on my own from there on. Pard will never bid and I will have to double 5. Ergo my choice is 4N.
Sept. 24
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The data is not limited with respect to the number of deals, it is limited with respect to completeness. In order to prove your assumption you need to correlate the deal data with behaviour at the table (coughing, way to place the cards, cigarette lighters,…). Your „prove“ is based upon BT taking an action that you wouldn‘t have taken (because you don‘t understand their system, are not as good a player as they are,…) and these actions win x times and lose y times, where x>>y. David Y thankfully showed that you can find deals where you can apply the same (il)logic to successes of the Americans.
I‘ve looked at bridge from both sides now, from win and lose and still somehow, it‘s bridge illusions you recall, Mr. Wilsmore you don‘t know bridge at all (Joni Mitchell adapted by Ronald Kalf).
Sept. 24
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