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Old 08-31-2016, 07:28 AM
amarone is offline
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Originally Posted by Dead Cat View Post
When playing with a new partner (as is frequently the case online), one thing I always try to enforce is an agreement that changing suit during the bidding is ALWAYS forcing (for at least the next round, I mean - not necessarily to game). Without this convention you really struggle to find the best contract on a lot of hands. Although I must admit to forgetting this rule on one occasion, having made my partner agree to it. That was embarrassing, though partner took it with very good grace.
New suits by responder should be forcing for one round, but not by opener, as per examples given by other posters.