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Have this question been asked before? your bid?

Poll: Have this question been asked before? (22 member(s) have cast votes)

your bid?

  1. pass (8 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  2. 1S (10 votes [45.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.45%

  3. 2S (3 votes [13.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

  4. other (1 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

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#1 User is offline   andrei 

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Posted 2012-June-29, 07:54

IMP, unfav

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Posted 2012-June-29, 08:32

oops, thought we were responding to 1H. Disregard the vote for "other".
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Posted 2012-June-29, 08:42

1. Understand pass. I do not understand 2.
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Posted 2012-June-29, 09:15

If we're playing weak jump overcalls I'm bidding 2.

You could argue the hand is too weak, but there's plus points too - most of your points in spades, a singleton, and if opps play in hearts they will misguess the queen of hearts.
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Posted 2012-June-29, 09:22

View Postdkham, on 2012-June-29, 09:15, said:

If we're playing weak jump overcalls I'm bidding 2.

You could argue the hand is too weak, but there's plus points too - most of your points in spades, a singleton, and if opps play in hearts they will misguess the queen of hearts.


Here's why 2 is atrocious:

1. Your are r/w which is the high rent district for doubled penalties.

2. Your suit sucks. Not only are you missing the intermediate honors, but you have the Ace which is a trick. And you have the Q. Would you be at all surprised to go for 800 when 4 was being set? I wouldn't be.

3. Qxx is a terrible holding. It points to extra spade length in LHO.
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Posted 2012-June-29, 10:00

Completely agree that 2 is atrocious at unfavorable. Have never tried a simple overcall out of fright, because I just had to do something and had way below the expected strength. But, maybe others have good experiences from doing that.
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Posted 2012-June-29, 10:25

Pass for me, considered 1, 2 looks like out of space.
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Posted 2012-June-29, 12:05

View PostPhil, on 2012-June-29, 08:42, said:

1. Understand pass. I do not understand 2.

I understand 2 in the sense that I know what might motivate someone to choose it. But it's still a completely terrible bid of course.
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