You're playing pairs friday night at the local club.
(since it's friday night draft beer is flowing steadily )
You're playing for the first time with a friend. And you have only agreed on some basics.
i.e.: 1NT=15-17, 5 card majors, 2 over 1 as (9)10+ and only F1.
You arrive at the following decision:
Comments to the bidding:
2♣: You're not 100 that this is 6-card suit
2♥: You temporize a bit, so you hope that later 4♦ is not passed out.
4♦: Meant as slam invitational and also interpreted as slam invit.
5♦: Obviously not positive (but since you agreed that 4nt would have been to play, again you're not really sure)
My own thought went along the following lines:
- I'm betting that 3NT will give a better matchpoint score than 5♦, so i will bid on.
NB: I've added 5NT as a choice (see comments)
When i published this article i had an ulterior motive - UI.
My partner had a BIT (break-in-tempo) before bidding, and we had a lively discussion, whether i was allowed to bid on.
From the poll i conclude, that this is OK - roughly 90% bids.
I thank people for participating in my experiment
The whole Board
As you can see 6mi and 6NT is a lucky winner, as long as it's played from the W-side.
Plus... it's free!