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#1 User is offline   relpar 

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Posted 2020-November-23, 08:47

First in hand, Match-point Pairs, with nobody Vulnerable. Here is your hand AQ9654, 9, JT73, QJ. Do you open this hand 2, or do you choose 1?
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Posted 2020-November-23, 09:12

Depends on what you have agreed with your partner, with the weak 2s I play which can be zero points, this is a 1 opener, if you play 6-10, 2 is fine.
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Posted 2020-November-23, 09:36

I have partnerships where this is a 1 bid and partnerships where this is a 2 bid.
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Posted 2020-November-23, 11:04

I open 1 1 1.... 2 is weak. Partner need good hand (<14) to use Qgust 2NT over weak two bid. But not so good hand (11/12/13) can make game opposite this 1 opener. If partner at margin for two over one respond, then game 50/50 with any cards?
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Posted 2020-November-23, 12:44

View PostLBengtsson, on 2020-November-23, 11:04, said:

I open 1 1 1.... 2 is weak. Partner need good hand (<14) to use Qgust 2NT over weak two bid. But not so good hand (11/12/13) can make game opposite this 1 opener. If partner at margin for two over one respond, then game 50/50 with any cards?


This hand is marginal, if the clubs were Kx rather than QJ I'd agree, but I'm not convinced this is a full on 10 count.

And partner can have a 15 count with 4 spades that can't make 3 on normal breaks (KJxx, KQJ, Qxxx, Kx), it's all about the side suit fits
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Posted 2020-November-23, 23:08

View PostLBengtsson, on 2020-November-23, 11:04, said:

I open 1 1 1.... 2 is weak. Partner need good hand (<14) to use Qgust 2NT over weak two bid. But not so good hand (11/12/13) can make game opposite this 1 opener. If partner at margin for two over one respond, then game 50/50 with any cards?


I bid Ogust on Axx Axx Kxxxxx x. Surely KQxxxx xx Qx xxx is a weak 2? Okay - you're not going to find the game there, but KQxxxx Kx xx xxx?
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Posted 2020-November-23, 23:45

View Postrelpar, on 2020-November-23, 08:47, said:

First in hand, Match-point Pairs, with nobody Vulnerable. Here is your hand AQ9654, 9, JT73, QJ. Do you open this hand 2, or do you choose 1?

NV at MPs this is way out of range of 2S IMO - this is a perfect situation to be aggressive. My choice would be between 1S and 3S, and it would depend on what partner expects.
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Posted 2020-November-27, 08:45

I'd open 1. Seven losers and an easy second bid of 2 if partner does anything other than support.
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Posted 2020-November-27, 11:44

First choice 2. Second choice 3. I would only consider 1 in a limited system like Precision.
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