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Old 10-12-2016, 07:23 PM
Busy Scissors is offline
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Originally Posted by TexCat View Post
Most people here play X thru 4H as takeout. Is there some reason why you only play thru 4D?
Also, your partner's vulnerable preempt looks a little light to me, even with 7 diamonds. I only count 5 1/2 tricks. Plus, I hate to preempt with a good major holding and an unpassed partner. Too many times you end up missing a major suit game. Although they do say it's a bidder's game.
I like a style where you're prepared to pre-empt with a hand containing one flaw - pure weak 2s / 3s are too conservative nowadays IMHO. But draw the line at two flaws - too wild. So Biotop's partner going 3 first seat red with an outside 4cM plus a (mis-assessed) void is too erratic for me.

As ever it's about knowing what to expect, rather than one approach being right or wrong. If you agree to pre-empt freely that can work.