Join Bridge Winners
Gratuitous Question!!!
(Page of 5)

West
1092
9
J853
K10964
North
AJ85
J
AKQ942
J8
East
K7643
Q7543
6
A7
South
Q
AK10862
107
Q532
W
N
E
S
2
P
2NT
P
3
P
4
X
P
P
P
D
4X South
NS: 0 EW: 0

After South opened with 2H West asked what "kind of 2H bid was this? North answered West's question with the statement that it was normally a six card suit with 5-10 HCPs. Also that being vul vs non-vul South probably has either a good suit, a good hand or both. South response of 3S showed a good hand and a good suit (some question whether a hand with a singleton spade queen and four clubs to the Q nothing qualifies for a 3S bid). This was alerted. South was down one doubled for a very bad result on the board. A few pairs played 3NT making with no other pair playing 4 hearts double. Obviously East expected more from the West hand when he doubled. The questions are: Was East justified in doubling after West with no intention of ever bidding, asked the gratuitous question? and 2. Should N-S have received an adjustment on the board. The director was called and came back saying that West could always ask about any bid and that East had his double, so no adjustment. 

119 Comments
Getting Comments... loading...
.

Bottom Home Top