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Old 11-03-2018, 05:36 AM
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I still don't understand the criticism of my 3S double-jump. It didn't keep them out of game, but it surely had a better chance of doing so than the timid 2S.
I think 3S was reasonable.

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I try to be aggressive in many situations, but I would pass here. Sure, promote the aces and tens and call this 5 hcp, but you still have to subtract a point for 4-3-3-3 shape. In Acol, a 2-spade raise shows a 9-loser hand. This hand has 11 losers. Eleven with an E!
There are some who play that any hand with an ace is worth a response, especially with 3-card trump support. I am with K364 and would always raise partner with that. I also play 5-card majors, which is a little different from if you play Acol 4-card majors.

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May we agree that he should certainly have bid 4S when his RHO bid 4C over my 3S?
Yes.
 

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