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Sanity check on reopening

Poll: Sanity check on reopening (44 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you rate a reopening X

  1. routine easy everyday there's a Y in the day (5 votes [11.36%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.36%

  2. not textbook but okay (1 votes [2.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.27%

  3. a bit exxagerated but I would (8 votes [18.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  4. pass or X both reasonable, no preference (10 votes [22.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.73%

  5. a bit too much for me (11 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  6. crazy (9 votes [20.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.45%

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#21 User is offline   kfitz 

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Posted 2017-December-30, 19:00

This seems absolutely clear to me , you are max for your initial pass and there are so many hands pd would have to pass which you must now protect, every hand with only one major and no 6+ suit in fact
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Posted 2017-December-30, 19:17

If you wonít reopen in spots like this you force pd to put their vuln neck on the chopping block with all kinds of hands that will prove disastrous when rho proves to have many of the high cards you have here
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Posted 2017-December-30, 23:01

The major reason to pass this hand is that at imps there isn't enough difference between +100 and +140 to argue over and the chances you have missed game are virtually zero while the risk of -500 or -800 is very real.
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Posted 2017-December-30, 23:41

View PostWinstonm, on 2017-December-30, 23:01, said:

The major reason to pass this hand is that at imps there isn't enough difference between +100 and +140 to argue over and the chances you have missed game are virtually zero while the risk of -500 or -800 is very real.


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Posted 2017-December-31, 04:45

View Postapollo1201, on 2017-December-30, 07:02, said:


Partner had something close to Kx(x) ATxxx Kx(x) Axx and passed initially (I think it is quite clear to pass), but now jumped to 4H and wrapped up 11 tricks after guessing everything right incl. picking up the trumps that split J - Qxx.



I think your p has more reason to bid 3 , than you have to dbl. She has a full opening and top controls. If you come in after this thinking and find such a hand I would for sure call td and hear your explanations with deep mistrust.

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Posted 2017-December-31, 06:41

I donít think that there is any doubt that if you doubled following a long think from partner and the TD was called he would award an adjusted score. You might also face an additional penalty.

Incidentally I donít agree that having previously passed makes reopening correct. Iíve never felt that somehow passing makes your hand stronger. To reopen in this position you need a bit of distribution to make up for the lack of strength. Make the QC the queen of another suit and have 4441 or 5431 distribution and a double would be ok, but not on this mess.
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Posted 2017-December-31, 09:25

View Postmaartenxq, on 2017-December-31, 04:45, said:

I think your p has more reason to bid 3 , than you have to dbl. She has a full opening and top controls. If you come in after this thinking and find such a hand I would for sure call td and hear your explanations with deep mistrust.

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North certainly does NOT have a 3 bid in direct seat. Too many players look for excuses to bid every time they have 13 cards, when they should trust partner to balance when appropriate. To bid at the 3 level in direct seat, you require better than a minimum opening hand, perhaps Kx AJ10xxx Kx Axx.
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Posted 2017-December-31, 10:30

at matchpoints i would have voted every day that ends in y. at imps it is a lot riskier. you have to collect +2-3 imps a lot of times before the -14 for getting doubled and going down 4 evens out. state of the match matters, and quality of the opponents. if you rate yourself to win the match, don't risk it. if you think the match is close even, don't risk it. but if your playing a far superior team, a couple of these risky bids that work out can tip the balance in your favor.
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