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#21 User is offline   rmnka447 

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Posted 2012-April-30, 23:02

With a pickup partner that would pass 3 after you cue bid s, I'd simply bid 3 NT. If partner has as little as a stiff , you're likely to be able to produce 6 or 7 tricks from your suit.
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Posted 2012-May-01, 01:34

View Postjillybean, on 2012-April-29, 11:05, said:

No, partner bids up the line.

I agree that 3 must be forcing but it isn't here, this partner is not a bbf'er :)
I know it's an impossible auction/question but this is what you are faced with when
you play with pickup partners and you have to make the best of it, or stop playing.

This is apparently called "doing your time".


I know it can be frustrating, but I think it is harmful to both your playing and your pickup partners if you adjust and try to compensate for them. Make the bid that you believe to be correct, and live with the consequences. If you can talk to pickup you can ask and maybe you'll find out there is a different style/treatment or what not, or maybe you'll find that they were right and you were wrong, or often you'll find they were wrong (and maybe they'll learn something). You can always check with friends, coaches, pros, BBOForums to get confirmation or correction when accidents/disasters happen. But the right question, IMHO, isn't what's the best blast/mastermind, it is just 3 is 100% forcing here right? (yes) BTW, even if it is, is that what you'd bid with this hand? (no for xcurt, yes for many others).
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Posted 2012-May-02, 04:14

oer 5 we are trying for grand, it looks a bit odd though but I would stillbid 5 hoping to hear 6 pr 5. Over 6 7 over 5 5NT. This on an ideal world, with a partner who passes 3 I would be so worried that I would bid 6 over 5.
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Posted 2012-May-02, 08:08

View Postjillybean, on 2012-April-29, 01:49, said:



new partnership; inverted minors, criss cross, wjs.
Can you find anything intelligent creative (see below) to do here?


Jilly

Can you kindly post the link to the actual hand and traveller? I would love to see what everyone did on this hand.

Thanks.
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Posted 2012-May-02, 08:16

View Postjillybean, on 2012-April-29, 07:30, said:

And yes, inverted GF, criss cross LR - is that not standard, why would you want 2 gf raises?

It's not standard where I play. Why would you assume the alternative is two GF raises?
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Posted 2012-May-02, 08:23

View Post32519, on 2012-May-02, 08:08, said:

Jilly

Can you kindly post the link to the actual hand and traveller? I would love to see what everyone did on this hand.

Thanks.

This was a hand from a Regional, not a BBO game.


View Postgordontd, on 2012-May-02, 08:16, said:

It's not standard where I play. Why would you assume the alternative is two GF raises?

That was a response to the comment that inverted and criss cross were mutually exclusive.
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Posted 2012-May-02, 08:35

6.

View Postwyman, on 2012-May-04, 09:48, said:

Also, he rates to not have a heart void when he leads the 3.


View Postrbforster, on 2012-May-20, 21:04, said:

Besides playing for fun, most people also like to play bridge to win


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Posted 2012-May-02, 17:35

Ok i bid 4 and prd bid 5, oppss, well wheter s/he took 2 as 4th suit and promised some values by bidding 2Nt or not, im not going to play 5 nor 5 for that matter. I will bid 6 . Prds next move is 6 Nt huh? I pass to that.
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