On Friday, November 9, 2012 10:44:37 AM UTC-5, sbt wrote:I think the AQ doubleton is a big flaw, too. That holding can really gobble up honors in your partner's hand. E.g. if partner has Kxxxx in hearts and no side entry, it is a wasted value and yet partner will be counting 3+ points for it. Axx might be better than AQ tight.
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Bertil <stigfjor...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > As dealer you look at AKQJ7--AQ--AJT--986.
> > Does it qualify for a 2C opening bid in ACBL-land?
> > It has 6 LTC but only 4.5 QT.
> > Bertil
> > USA
> No, I would not even think of opening that hand 2C. I wouldn't open it
> 2NT, either, due to it having two flaws...a good five-card major and an
> unstopped suit. It's a 1S opening bid in my methods, and in those of
> the people with whom I play.
> Dennis Cohen
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