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Strong Enough ...for Double then Correct?

Poll: What do you prefer? (14 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the best way to show this hand?

  1. 2 Spades (9 votes [60.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  2. Double. Fully intending to "correct" to Spades next. (5 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  3. It is such a close call I could go either way. (1 votes [6.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

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#1 User is offline   masse24 

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Posted 2012-July-10, 21:16



What is your preference? :blink:
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Posted 2012-July-11, 00:25

3 spades - this hand is too strong for 2 spades and you want to emphasise spades more than X > 3s would.
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Posted 2012-July-11, 01:19

3. Shows a good hand with 6+ spades, which is what you have. Second choice 2S, never double on what is basically a single-suited hand.
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Posted 2012-July-12, 09:01

View Postmasse24, on 2012-July-10, 21:16, said:



What is your preference? :blink:


Choice should be between double and 3... This hand is too strong for 2. I prefer 3.

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Posted 2012-July-12, 09:44

X if we are playing Leb.
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Posted 2012-July-12, 10:53

2. Direct actions over preempts should be sound. This hand is at the top of what I consider to be a simple overcall of a weak two bid.

One is allowed to have a little something in reserve for one's bid.
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Posted 2012-July-12, 11:33

View PostFrancesHinden, on 2012-July-11, 01:19, said:

3. Shows a good hand with 6+ spades, which is what you have. Second choice 2S, never double on what is basically a single-suited hand.

Of course, both 2S and 3S show a "good" hand; now we need to define "good". Strongly agree with the 3S choice on this one. We start with an assumption when simply overcalling a preempt: that partner will have some nondescript 6-9. Partner, knowing this, will pass our mere overcall if that is what she has.

This hand really would like partner to continue to game with a couple kings or somesuch, and is therefore too "good" for 2S. No jokes about the heart king, pls :rolleyes:
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Posted 2012-July-12, 12:52

2S must be a joke, if I had to choose between 2 and 4 I'd definitely go with 4.
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