these computer dealt hands! 7024
Posted 2012-June-14, 14:55
And no matter what methods you play, it is essential, for anyone aspiring to learn to be a good player, to learn the importance of bidding shape properly. - MikeH
SLOW DOWN! This is not a speedball :)
Posted 2012-June-14, 18:34
Though I suppose this could increase chances of trump lead on the actual board when I end up in 6s with everyone else.
+1. Who cares about keycards when you just want to first find out if partner has 4+clubs
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Posted 2012-June-15, 02:58
Responder should bid 3N without a 1st round control (not sure if that's standard), and cue the 1st round control otherwise.
This question came up recently with a partner...if our standard cue-bidding approach is 1st/2nd round controls, should cues after 2C-2D-3M show the ace or king? Or is there some good reason to shift to an ace-only approach here?
Posted 2012-June-15, 06:25
Hm interesting question. I usually treat cuebids below keycard as a first or second round control. Are there specific auctions where this does not or should not apply? Perhaps, I don't know.
Posted 2012-June-15, 09:30
I believe that in the auction I proposed, there is an extreme likelihood that opener has specific shortness, and that responder only has one or two cue-biddable values at best. If responder has two cue-biddable values, then the 5 level should be safe, so it should also be safe to distinguish between them. It is also apparent that 3N should be forcing, since a jump to 3M in this auction should show a solid suit & demand cue-bidding.
All of this points to a model where it is more important to show specific controls in order of 1st/2nd round so that opener may judge their usefulness. For example, a heart cue here is less useful when you have the same hand, except with the club J instead of the club A, unless you can determine that it's a 1st round control. Same thing with a shortness cue - if I cue clubs, don't you want to know whether I have a stiff or the ace?