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You hold:  JTXXX AKX --- KQTXX
Matchpoints, E/W vulnerable
J10xxx
AKx
KQ10xx
W
N
E
S
1
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
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After you open 1S and partner responds with a forcing 1N; you continue with 2C and partner bids 2D. What now? At IMPs pass is probably the least worst bid (agreed?) but at MPs there may well be a better contract. Would you pass? Bid 3C? I think 3C is an awful bid! You have denied 4H with the 2C bid so if you decide to pull 2D, 2H is surely a better bid. It must show 3H and a reluctance to play D ergo 5=3=0=5. Partner can then decide on the best contract. Can anyone estimate how often bidding on will lead to a better contract than passing 2D?

For the record, partner held x, QJxxx, ATxxx,xx. The 2D bid was made in tempo without grimacing. Would anyone consider passing the 2C bid with this hand? A partner holding Axxxx, Axx, Kx, Qxx might not be amused.

What's your call?
Redouble
Pass
Double
Abstain
1♣
1♦
1♥
1♠
1NT
2♣
2♦
2♥
2♠
2NT
3♣
3♦
3♥
3♠
3NT
4♣
4♦
4♥
4♠
4NT
5♣
5♦
5♥
5♠
5NT
6♣
6♦
6♥
6♠
6NT
7♣
7♦
7♥
7♠
7NT
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