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Posted 2021-April-25, 03:23



MP, good field.
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Posted 2021-April-25, 03:30

Not god enough to try leaping micheals imo so I would bid a simple 3C, might have a shout at bidding S later
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Posted 2021-April-25, 03:56

Agree with 3C
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Posted 2021-April-25, 04:15


JilllyBean 'MP, good field.'
++++++++++++++++++++
A difficult decision. I rank:
1. 4 = ART 5+ & 5+ Leaping Michaels. Overbid but reflects the extreme shape.
2. 3 = NAT 6+ but when you bid later, you promise only 4.
3. 3 = NAT but a distortion.
4. Pass = NAT. Timid

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Posted 2021-April-25, 04:19

3, intending to rebid 4. I think 4 showing + is a close second, but I'm worried partner will play me for more defence than I have (which is none) if the opponents compete to the 5-level.
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Posted 2021-April-25, 05:06

4 Leaping Michaels for me. Pushy, but 6-5 and the clubs are superb
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Posted 2021-April-25, 07:18

Way too unbalanced for me to choose Leaping Michaels - I don't want to play 4S when partner is 2-2 in the blacks. 3C is plenty enough for me.
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Posted 2021-April-25, 08:53

3, followed by 4 if the opponents bid to 4.
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Posted 2021-April-25, 10:29

3C and the bidding isnít over...4S next even if partner Xes 4H.
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Posted 2021-April-25, 12:44

Everything is so obvious now, I think I must have had a couple of clubs in with my hearts.


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Posted 2021-April-25, 13:12

I think youíre destined for disaster most of the time. East has a trivial 4H bid over the (normal) 3C overcall ( and over the egregious double) and south really canít do much other than bid 6D
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Posted 2021-April-25, 13:44

We did have company.
One pair played in 5C, one in 3nt !
The rest were in some number of diamonds.
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Posted 2021-April-25, 14:46

View Postnige1, on 2021-April-25, 04:15, said:

A difficult decision. I rank:
1. 4 = ART 5+ & 5+ Leaping Michaels. Overbid but reflects the extreme shape.
2. 3 = NAT 6+ but when you bid later, you promise only 4.
3. 3 = NAT but a distortion.
4. Pass = NAT. Timid


I can see a case for 4 although I would stick with 3 here.
Not sure why you consider 3 and not 2 ?
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Posted 2021-April-26, 14:43

View Postpescetom, on 2021-April-25, 14:46, said:

I can see a case for 4 although I would stick with 3 here.
Not sure why you consider 3 and not 2 ?

You are right again, PesceTom :(




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