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Common Game 2017-12-02 Board 4
West
A104
AK1042
J8753
North
QJ3
Q1082
Q76
942
East
9852
KJ76
98
Q106
South
K76
A9543
J53
AK
D
4
West
North
East
South
1
P
1
P
2
P
P

Analysis by Craig Hemphill

I could make a case for South's trotting out 2 at this stage, clearly natural, but it is a gamble, and the vulnerability is sour. The idea behind the bid is to suggest hearts as a contract without excluding spades, the only unbid suit. With a worthy hand, South might have bid 2 as a natural call immediately over 1 (not Michaels Cue Bid -- natural), so a belated 2 call, still natural, must have in mind another place to play.

Fortunately for the adventurous South, North has a great hand for hearts! Matchpoint scoring is for the brave.

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