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Old 08-06-2017, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by septimus View Post
Would many experts have opened with 1 of a red-suit rather than 1 Club in order to avoid rebid problem?
Some would, for sure (as would many non-experts). Larry Cohen, for one, is a proponent of opening 1D with a (1/3)-4-5 hand and rebidding 2C. In a recent online vugraph he was discussing this with George Jacobs, who preferred to open 1C and rebid 1NT if partner responded in his singleton. I do not know what George would do with a 0-4-4-5, especially with weak clubs. With strong cubs you can open 1C and rebid 2C even though this would normally show 6 of them.