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Partner opens the auction with a Weak Two bid and then your RHO intervenes

You have my permission to use it, if RHO doubles or bids 2♠! Whether it's a good idea to have that agreement is up to you and your partner.
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Why might an auction go 1NT-3NT?

A bit late to the party, but since I wrote in answer to that question: This auction ended at 3NT (why, I won't go into, but there's a bonus for making it that you don't get with any lower bid). You'...
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Why might an auction go 1NT-3NT?

Because neither player is interested in anything else Given that, why doesn't partner raise by a smaller amount, taking advantage of the bidding room to communicate their hand more clearly with ...
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Why might an auction go 1NT-3NT?

There are many, many ways to bid your hand after your partner opens 1NT. If you bid 3NT immediately, it shows (in most cases) a hand with no 4-card or 5-card major, that is strong enough for game but ...
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Was I wrong to open with a singleton lead in this situation?

It was right, or at least alright, to lead the singleton, given that you elected to defend. But you should not have elected to defend. Partner has at least 12-13 high card points and five hearts for ...
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Was I wrong to open with a singleton lead in this situation?

You have 11 points in support of partner, so a raise to 3H would be standard. If you play Unassuming Cue Bids, then a cue bid of 2S would show a sound raise to 3H, again interfering with the opponents'...
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Why might an auction go 1NT-3NT?

The point count for the opening 1NT depends on the bidding system. In Standard American, it can be 15-17 or 16-18. In Acol, a weak no trump with 12-14 is common. Assuming you're playing one of the ...
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Why might an auction go 1NT-3NT?

I want to co-sign Tomek Czajka's answer and expand upon it a bit. The reason the auction goes 1NT-3NT is that it maximizes your expected score. As a general rule, to make game in no trump with two ...
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Why might an auction go 1NT-3NT?

Other bids are reserved for other hands. For example, if you respond 2NT, you're indicating 8-9 HCP rather than 12 HCP. By bidding 3NT directly, you're giving information that you don't have those ...
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