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Travis Crump <pret...@techhouse.org
>I would open 1N with South and Texas transfer with North(4D->4H). If you
>think South is too strong for 1N, reasonable, I'd double 3D; I have no
>idea what 3S is supposed to be. North's bidding is reasonable.
I agree - with the caveat that this is online bridge.
In a real game, with a real partner, I think opening 1N holding 5 spades is
just too weird. I wouldn't do it. But, and this is a big but, I figured
out early on that when playing online, it usually worked out well to open
any hand in the point count range (15-17) with 1N, regardless of shape.
In fact, that might be a good thread to start up in this newsgroup: How
to bid when playing online with a rando. Lots of techniques I've
developed. Here's just one: If pd bids 4N, pass if at all possible. I.e.,
pass unless it is absolutely clear that 4N is not going to be a reasonable
spot. You'd be amazed how often this works out - and avoids ending up in a
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