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Poll: Opener's range (5 member(s) have cast votes)

How many points should opener have for such a bid?

  1. 13-21 points (1 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. 13-16 points (4 votes [80.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

  3. 17-21 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 User is offline   zimiaris 

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Posted 2020-December-25, 04:05



Bidding system is SAYC.
My question is what is the range of points that W may have after this bidding sequence.
Edit: Let me elaborate some more. Rebidding by W shows that they have at least normal opening and good 6 card H. What I would like to know is should they rebid if they had e.g. 13-14 points or should they pass? Also how many points should they have to bid 3H instead of 2H?
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Posted 2020-December-25, 04:32

View Postzimiaris, on 2020-December-25, 04:05, said:



Bidding system is SAYC.
My question is what is the range of points that W may have after this bidding sequence.

Third seat opening so more or less 0-20, although re-opening after a psyche knowing the opps have game would be pretty stupid.
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Posted 2020-December-25, 19:07

Zimiaris 'Bidding system is SAYC.My question is what is the range of points that W may have after this bidding sequence.Edit: Let me elaborate some more. Rebidding by W shows that they have at least normal opening and good 6 card H. What I would like to know is should they rebid if they had e.g. 13-14 points or should they pass? Also how many points should they have to bid 3H instead of 2H?'
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IMO, in this context, partner should re-open with a take-out double on any remotely suitable hand; because the best hope of getting rich is that you can convert to penalties. Hence partner should have a sound opener and a hand unsuitable for a take-out double e.g. with good long s or values.

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Posted 2020-December-25, 19:56

Maybe 12-17, anyway I voted 13-16.
Most hands with 6 hearts would rather double so this suggest too little defense to tolerate partner's penalty pass, likely 7 hearts.
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Posted 2020-December-26, 06:49

View Postzimiaris, on 2020-December-25, 04:05, said:



Bidding system is SAYC.
My question is what is the range of points that W may have after this bidding sequence.
Edit: Let me elaborate some more. Rebidding by W shows that they have at least normal opening and good 6 card H. What I would like to know is should they rebid if they had e.g. 13-14 points or should they pass? Also how many points should they have to bid 3H instead of 2H?


In the bidding given West has made a minimum rebid. I would expect 12-14 hcp and 6 + I would expect the same irrespective
of North's overcall With a stronger hand,West could double for takeout over the 2 intervention..
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Posted 2020-December-27, 18:24

I agree with Helene.

"I have a real opener - not that lead-directing 9 count I could have - but my defence is such that if you had a penalty pass of 2, it's likely making." I expect 6 or 7 semi-solid hearts and a card.
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