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ATB: Missed a Good 5D Game -- How should you get there?

North
KJ3
AJ6
J8743
Q9
South
A2
K832
AQ10952
4
W
N
E
S
1
1
P
2
P
2
2
3
X
3
P
P
P

MP, Both sides Vul.  You end up in 3D making 6 when the are 1-1 and the Q is onside.  Obviously, you don't want to be in 6, but do want to be in 5, which is only down if you end up with a and a loser, in addition to the inescapable loser.  5 is a bit better than 75% to make, I believe.

 

South believed he had shown a decent 6-4 hand with no stop by bidding 2H, then 3D freely over the X of 3C.  Also, he presumed that 2 cue bids from North probably had created a game force.

 

North believed he had first shown a LR or better in , then asked for a stopper with the second cue bid.  Not finding one, he was worried that South might have a stiff and two losers.  He was also not 100% sure that the 3 bid showed 6 diamonds, so South could then have 4 black cards.  Really, his hand was not all that great for the amount of bidding he had already done.  So he passed. 

 

So how do you get to 5?  Seems like someone should have bid more, but it's not clear who, or what they should have bid.

What is your assessment of this auction?

North should not pass 3.
South needed to bid more strongly; 3D was an underbid.
South should pass the X of 3C and see what North does. When North bids 3D, South should then bid more. Maybe 4 to show his shortness?
Passing 3 was a reasonable position; if South has 2 's, you don't want to be in 5, since it would be about a 25% contract...
Neither North nor South bid their hands correctly.

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