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#1 User is offline   cnszsun 

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Posted 2009-November-25, 07:21

Scoring: IMP

I opened 3, your comment?
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Posted 2009-November-25, 07:22

Of course. What else?
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Posted 2009-November-25, 07:33

That's fine. The value of the hand in a 3NT contract should be within the range of what partner expects, unless you have an exotic preempt style. Same with the (lack of) defensive values, and value in a 4M contract. And 3 is safe enough at this vuln. And it's favorable at IMPs, even 1st seat, gotta preempt if possible.
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Posted 2009-November-25, 08:20

if I opened a thread for every time I open kj6th on the 3 level... :rolleyes:
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Posted 2009-November-25, 08:54

Not insane, but TBH I find myself passing this type of hand more often, and rarely regretting it when I do.
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Posted 2009-November-25, 09:07

Did anyone notice that this was IMPs?

This hand has everything you want from a preempt. A good suit, distribution, no defense.

Except for the good suit, distribution and no defense.

To me, this is insane. But I am sure that to many posters on these Fora it is a routine preempt.

Uggh.
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Posted 2009-November-25, 09:17

kenrexford, on Nov 25 2009, 08:22 AM, said:

Of course. What else?

certainly within my variability limits altho some may say it is too strong by 2 kings (well at least one) for these colors :rolleyes: .... When you have a license to steal you need to exercise it!
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Posted 2009-November-25, 10:28

white v red, I don't think it is insane. I wouldn't do it, since it isn't my style with 2=2=3=6....give me 1=3=3=6 and I might well choose it (altho I'd like to have the 10/9 of clubs).

I do think it insane at any other colours, or in 2nd seat.
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Posted 2009-November-25, 10:35

It's insane, but you were also in a good situation for insanity.
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Posted 2009-November-25, 13:39

For us this would be a 3C opener at this colors, for others not.
But to answer your question, if you did it undiscussed, 3C is insane.

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Posted 2009-November-25, 13:44

These are the right colors to preempt here with this rubbish, but if PD won't expect it, things could go wrong.
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Posted 2009-November-25, 14:45

I wouldn't ever do this but lots of people would at these colors so def not insane.
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Posted 2009-November-25, 15:14

Bad shape and defensive character of the hand hints at a pass.

Would open a weak 2 if available, but not 3.
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Posted 2009-November-25, 15:29

kenrexford, on Nov 25 2009, 08:22 AM, said:

Of course.  What else?

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Posted 2009-November-25, 19:46

cnszsun, on Nov 25 2009, 08:21 PM, said:

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I opened 3, your comment?

My comment? I don't like the bid with such a flat shape.
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Posted 2009-November-25, 20:15

Agree, whole "hog" --pass, and no --not insane, just not my cup of tea.
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Posted 2009-November-25, 21:19

3 seems normal enough to me.
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Posted 2009-November-26, 02:21

ArtK78, on Nov 26 2009, 12:07 AM, said:

Did anyone notice that this was IMPs?

This hand has everything you want from a preempt. A good suit, distribution, no defense.

Except for the good suit, distribution and no defense.

To me, this is insane. But I am sure that to many posters on these Fora it is a routine preempt.

Uggh.

I love this comment. :D

But it is a bid harsh, preempting is not insane, just not my style.
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Posted 2009-November-26, 03:41

Not insane, it just depends on your partnership's preempt style...

I've played even more agressive (0-7 with a 5 card suit) without much problems, although thàt is in fact insane! :D
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