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18-19 balanced with a fit?

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Posted 2017-November-07, 18:38

Maybe to please both Csaba and Rainer, we should bid 3 with this hand, but responder should offer 3NT (perhaps via a 3 transfer!) with most balanced hands?
Obviously we have a recall bias in favour of the assholes. -helene_t
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Posted 2017-November-08, 00:29

View Postcherdano, on 2017-November-07, 18:38, said:

Maybe to please both Csaba and Rainer, we should bid 3 with this hand, but responder should offer 3NT (perhaps via a 3 transfer!) with most balanced hands?


csaba said:

Or at least having 1m-1M; 3M-3NT as COG ("do you have a mexican NT??") would be something.


But yes I think a 3 transfer would be cool :)
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Posted 2017-November-17, 05:37

I have always felt it was important to have at LEAST 2 ways to show GF major suit raises (by opener). Using a totally natural system rebidding 4m and raising to 4M fit the bill nicely. I prefer the 4m to be the highly distributional raise and 4M to be the balanced powerhouse since it would, logically, be significantly safer to explore for slam opposite a balanced powerhouse than the randomness of the preemptive game raise of 4m. This might also leave some small investigative room for the partnership to explore for slam below game when the 4m bid is used. void Axxx xx AKxxxxx u open 1c and p bids 1h what do you do? even if u play splinter bids it is a poor idea with so few HCP and anything less than game seems wrong so trot out 4c and see what happens.
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