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Yes, EW do play support doubles.
Sept. 16
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The actual auction ended up 1 (2) 2 3 3NT 4; South took 3NT as nonserious 3NT (played by this pair when an 8-card major fit is found with both partners' ranges not narrowly defined). 4 went down, 3NT had 9 top tricks and was a better matchpoint contract in any case despite a 5-4 fit, and North wondered whether he should have just bid 3NT directly.
Sept. 10
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At least 3 and at least 4 . Could be 3433, 3424, 2425, 3415 etc. Clubs could be as bad as 654, as a lot of people here bid mechanically based on shape.
Aug. 25
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@Max, I think proper scouting is important. Usually the #1 seed in the GNT out of the Swiss just picks whoever did worst in the Swiss (and still qualified), even though it might have been a relatively good team that had a poor day. In 2016, a strong D21 team that ultimately won the GNT C picked a bad matchup out of the Swiss (probably one of the 8 best teams) on that basis and nearly lost.
Aug. 16
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That is strange – I can't revert my system back to that stage, so I don't know. According to their FAQs, there is supposed to be a “Create an Account” button that you use, enter your name and email for verification, and that's it, but it seems like it's not working that way for you.

https://www.funbridge.com/en/help_faq/touch/account-creation-and-email-address-certification#view-faq

You could try the download link again here:
https://www.funbridge.com/en/download/thankyou

This downloads a file named FWDMFR_4260.EXE, which is the Funbridge installer, in case you don't have the latest version on your computer.
Aug. 10
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On PC, if you have created an account and are logged in, there should be a row of icons on the bottom (chat bubble, exclamation point, shopping cart, magnifying glass, ancient TV screen with antenna). If you click on the TV screen icon, it should take you to “Funbridge Live” with “in progress”, “soon”, and “archives” tabs on the top. Right now there is nothing “in progress” but when Vugraph is going on, you should be able to access it from there.
Aug. 10
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Yes, forcing.
Aug. 1
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Sorry - just checked the hand and the meaning of the pass over 2 (it was on Funbridge); pass over 2 shows 12-16 but does not deny 3 .

Partner's hand turns out to be:
Q74 72 AKQT82 75
July 22
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Yes, 2NT is typically used for invitational purposes, but there is no “pure” invite.
July 21
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Thanks for catching - I had the minor suits reversed (fixed now).
July 14
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NS normally play 6 of a new suit as a 3rd round control ask (except if the trump Q is specifically asked and denied) – is it clear that in this auction 6 should/must be a NF choice of slams?
May 10
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It's not available on this sequence. Over 1NT - (2), 3 would be inv+ in .
May 2
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Yes, something like 2-4 hcp and 6 spades
April 20
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Sorry, tried to avoid making multiple polls and made this answering scheme too complicated. Bid 2nt and pass 3 = pass in the poll. Pass 2 = 7 in the poll (although maybe I should have assigned it to 5).
April 20
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No, he can pass
April 11
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He can have 4; with 5+ he would have bid 2 instead of 2
April 11
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NS aren't playing Flannery.
April 1
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Thanks – Helgemo and his counterpart both doubled with this hand, although in that case the opener had bid 1, not 1. The double turned out necessary to prevent a part score swing, so I was wondering if the double should have reasonably been made over 1 here.
March 22
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Thanks, I can see this now but we did not have the agreement firmly in place.
March 17
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It's not always a matter of hiding agreements –

At the Chicago NABC a few years ago, an alert (I believe delayed, made before the lead) was made at my table based on an understanding made in a noncompetitive situation – it was some kind of splinter. The alerter's partner (declarer) agreed that there was such an agreement in a noncompetitive auction, but did not intend it that way in a competitive auction, but did not correct (thinking that maybe he made a mistake).

Director ruled against the alerting side on this point, saying that even though there had been a relevant agreement in a noncompetitive auction, the alerting side had no agreement in the competitive auction and should not have alerted (or partner should have corrected to say “no agreement”). When asked, director specifically said that it was most appropriate to act on the basis that there was no agreement.

As a result of that ruling, since then, I have said “no agreement” unless a particular sequence has been addressed in discussion (either through a specific or general rule) – this happens mostly in competitive auctions.
March 11
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