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Old 05-22-2020, 03:28 PM
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A PASS
B 2 CLUBS
C 1 NT
D 1 NT, 2 DIAMONDS
E PASS
F 3 HEARTS
G 3 DIAMONDS
H SPADE ace
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:48 PM
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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB
A) Pass- donít pray for perfection.
B) 2C- bid where you live? Why not.
C) 1S- alt. 1NT. I usually bid NT here, but suit is good and weakness elsewhere, and donít mind raise on 3, which I encourage
D) 1NT- (b2) 2D after 2C, is there a trap?? No knowledge about Bart
E) Pass-why fight a misfit
F) 3H?- at least gives some room and helps a lead
G) 3D
H) DA- look at dummy
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:52 PM
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A. P. Partner does not promise 3 hearts. Not worth a slam try
B. 2C. Nonforcing. Show the good suit
C. 1S. WTP?
D. 2D. Confused by the descriptions. If 3D immediately is weak, shouldn't it at least be a choice here? Maybe the idea is that we need to think about our first action without knowing what partner would rebid over 1NT, and that 1NT followed by 3D is not so unappetizing that we should be 1NT, hoping for a different rebid.
No, I think I was misreading the explanation. 3D (as a passed hand) immediately over 1S is a raise with support, so 3D as our current action is not reasonable. They mean 3D directly over 2C is weak, 2D over 2C followed by 3D is stronger. In that case 1NT first is best, but if we then have to deal with a 2C rebid, 3D is better than starting 2D.
E. Pass. Maybe our LHO is going to reopen
F. 3S. Double might work out best, but voids aren't good for defense. I couldn't find anything saying 4C was majors, and if we start with 3S we can and will be 4H over 3NT.
G. Double. It's matchpoints
H. Club 8. 3rd from even

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Old 05-31-2020, 08:52 PM
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Code:
                       A     B           C         D     E     F     G     H
oirg                   P    2C          1N    1N; 2D    1S    4C   Dbl    C8
SW                     P    2C     1S WTP?    1N; 3D     P    3S   Dbl    C8
ST                     P    2C     1S WTP?    1N; 2D     P    3H    3D    DA
bill18                 P    2C          1N    1N; 2D     P    3H    3D    DA
Leading                P    2C              1N; 2D ?     P
4 voters so far, and leaders on at least 3, maybe 4. But on D, ST acknowledges
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is there a trap?? No knowledge about Bart
It may be the best action, but the meaning is definitely unusual, purely based on Bart.

(Opps silent) P-1S-1N-2C-2D does not show diamonds. The system notes (on the website, and these are specifically for the situation where the 2D bidder is not a passed hand)
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After one spade ó one notrump ó two clubs ó ?, a two-diamond rebid is Bart, artificially temporarily suggesting five hearts and converting natural rebids by responder to showing stronger hands than if the same action had been taken directly.
The corresponding description included with problem D is
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BWS: Bart applies. By agreement, 3 ♦ directly weak, after Bart is stronger
Maybe 2D followed by 3D is the best message to send, and presumably 3D after 2D is also limited by the failure to respond 2D (as a passed hand) to 1S.
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Old 06-02-2020, 03:34 PM
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I definitely wouldn't say "what's the prob". I think in the olden days 1S showed a 5 bagger or good 4bagger if 1NT or redbl available. Nowadays everyone is bidding 1S on any 4 bagger, thanks to larry Cohen. I don't buy into that at all, still prefer 1NT with flat hands and wek suits, but here one missing suit is empty and spades are good enuf for 3 card raise. So I make an exception to my old rule and prfer 1S to 1NT, rejecting all this trap pass or redouble nonsense.
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Old 06-03-2020, 03:34 PM
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A) 4NT. I have 17 hcp; enough to invite, I think.
B) 1NT. Show hand type. If LHO bids 2M, I can back in with 3C.
C) 1S. wtp?
D) 2D. I don't play BART, but I looked it up on the Bridge World website. In their version, after pard opens 1S, he'll often rebid 2C, and now 2D is artificial, temporarily showing five hearts. So, get this off my chest right now. Maybe he'll rebid 2H!
E) 1S. Yuck. Too few points to plan the two-bid sequence starting with 2D.
F) 4C. Show hand type. Hopefully partner doesn't hang me.
G) Pass. Double is tempting.
H) Club 8. 3rd & 5th leads, and the other two suits are unappealing.
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Old 06-03-2020, 03:36 PM
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Ok, that's funny. I just now went back and read the grid of bids so far, and had to chuckle when I saw my "wtp" repeated by two other bidders.
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Old 06-03-2020, 05:21 PM
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Code:
                       A     B           C         D     E     F     G     H
oirg                   P    2C          1N    1N; 2D    1S    4C   Dbl    C8
SW                     P    2C     1S WTP?    1N; 3D     P    3S   Dbl    C8
ST                     P    2C          1S    1N; 2D     P    3H    3D    DA
NN                    4N    1N     1S WTP?        2D    1S    4C     P    C8
bill18                 P    2C          1N    1N; 2D     P    3H    3D    DA
Leading                P    2C          1S  1N; 2D ?     P                C8
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C) 1S- alt. 1NT. I usually bid NT here, but suit is good and weakness elsewhere, and donít mind raise on 3, which I encourage
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Ok, that's funny. I just now went back and read the grid of bids so far, and had to chuckle when I saw my "wtp" repeated by two other bidders.
My mistake. I thought ST had said it, but no. Now tentative agreement on 6 of 8.
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Old 06-04-2020, 03:11 PM
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Spoiler:
A) Pass
B) 2C
C) 1N
D) 2D
E) 2D
F) Dbl
G) Dbl
H) Club 8
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Old 06-05-2020, 11:32 AM
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Code:
                       A     B           C         D     E     F     G     H
oirg                   P    2C          1N    1N; 2D    1S    4C   Dbl    C8
SW                     P    2C     1S WTP?    1N; 3D     P    3S   Dbl    C8
ST                     P    2C          1S    1N; 2D     P    3H    3D    DA
BTDT                   P    2C          1N        2D    2D   Dbl   Dbl    C8
NN                    4N    1N     1S WTP?        2D    1S    4C     P    C8
bill18                 P    2C          1N    1N; 2D     P    3H    3D    DA
Leading                P    2C              1N; 2D ?     P                C8
BTDT drops us back to only agreement on 5 of 8. Only a few more days.
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