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up-the-line vs. 1c-1d-1h-1s

#1 User is offline   Stephen Tu 

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Posted 2015-February-27, 19:49



I feel like up the line bidding and playing 1c-1d-1h-1s as 4th suit game forcing are incompatible. With most my partners I play 1s as 1 round force, but not to game, that can be sorted out later. With up-the-line I kind of feel it's mandatory to play this way.

Especially here with GIB a passed hand I think it can bid 1s naturally. Opener besides 4423 could also be 4414/4405.
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Posted 2015-February-27, 22:43

The fact that GIB selected a 1NT rebid whose description is inconsistent with his hand (it says "2-3" and "2-3") should be a clue that there's something wrong with the logic.
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Posted 2015-February-28, 00:11

The best solution to this problem would of course be to teach GIB Walsh.
"One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"
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Posted 2015-February-28, 14:32

Exactly. I posted on this a while ago. It is perfectly fine to play the 4th suit 1S as 3+ GF if playing Walsh. That is unplayable if you bid before a major over 1C.
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