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How to get Average Plus
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The middle part of a not very good session:

 

West
A752
4
8
KJ109754
W
N
E
S
3
X
P
?

3? 4?, 5 or what?

At the time I felt that the 3 extra clubs probably made 5 a value bid - 6 loser hand with a good fit

So I bid 5

West
A752
4
8
KJ109754
W
N
E
S
3
X
P
5
P
5
P
?

Presumably my partner has two places to play ( and ) - with 4 card support the bid is obvious: 5 (there is an argument for 6 as partner has bid 5 without the A but I was taught to be cautious)

There is also the possibility that partner is cue bidding diamonds in support of clubs. We have no agreement however if partner is doing that then he will accept 5 as showing A

West
A752
4
8
KJ109754
W
N
E
S
3
X
P
5
P
5
P
5
P
5NT
P
?

This has to be a GSF: My response is 6 showing the Ace or King (of spades presumably) but no Queen

West
A752
4
8
KJ109754
W
N
E
S
3
X
P
5
P
5
P
5
P
5NT
P
6
P
6NT
P
P
P

Well partner must be going for the top pairs score.

West
A752
4
8
KJ109754
North
K1043
KQ98653
9
6
East
Q8
AJ2
AQ106532
2
South
J96
107
KJ74
AQ83
W
N
E
S
 
3
X
P
5
P
5
P
5
P
5N
P
6
P
6N
P
?
D

The final result was 6NT - 7 for EW - 700 (The only way to get a 700)

Why was this average plus?

There were 3: 5X - 4 = -1100 and 2: 5X -3 = -800

 

Ain't life grand

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