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Common Game 2018-01-13 Board 3
West
10763
KJ108
A3
J63
North
Q842
97
K1086
975
East
KJ
AQ42
974
Q1042
South
A95
653
QJ52
AK8
D
3
West
North
East
South
1
P
1
X
XX
2
P
P
P

Analysis by Craig Hemphill

North might take a risk by bidding 2, a known 4-3 fit, hoping (1) that the known double fit would protect against a bad result (2) the opponents would err one way or another in competition (3) the opponents cannot make game and be pushed there by the aggressive action (4) South's double actually meant something, not just a knee-jerk reaction on a scattered minimum hand (5) South will respect the transference of captaincy to North via the Support Double(s) and will take no further action.

But North has already acted on 5 HCP and further bidding might seem strange to most. Nevertheless, 2 might buy the contract a few times, so the risk might reap a reward here and there. Pick your opponents and partner for action by North.

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