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I bid 2S as South and West doubled. North bid 3H and East passed. Because I had forced partner to bid I now passed and West raised to 4S which was passed out.
13 hours ago
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West opened a Precision 2C at our table and North bid 2S. East raised to 3C and I raised spades to 3. However, I should probably have made a game try with 3D instead. Both West and North passed and East came back in with 4H. As South I competed with 4S. I wanted partner to know that I had a bit more and that I didn’t have a double of 4H. Partner had only overcalled and so I should have kept quiet and given her a chance to respond. 4H makes as it happens. West now bid 5C and partner doubled for penalties, which can go 2 off but we only took it one off.
Aug. 21
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We play 4 level transfers still on over interference and Lebensohl to show an invitational hand. 2S would be to play,
Aug. 14
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What did North lead?
I play journalist leads so couldn’t lead the C9. I lead the C5 and discarded the 9 ASAP to discourage.
I think that I probably should have lead a heart because partner is marked with 4 of them on the bidding.
Aug. 13
Lori Smith edited this comment Aug. 13
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Yes I knew that LOTT allowed me to bid to the 4 level but I downgraded
Aug. 13
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Thanks for putting up the match today Kate. Mondays are the best time for our team to play.
Aug. 11
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As North, I liked partner's pass. I passed West's X and East bid 1NT making 8 tricks. This was a good result for North South.
Aug. 10
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I got the S7 lead and won in dummy with the 8.
I then ran the 8H, won the D10 return and played hearts from the top making 12 tricks.
However, I was only in 3NT and so hadn't put too much thought into it!
Aug. 9
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I'll do 30
Aug. 9
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We play the 2C rebid to show either an invitational hand(good 15/16+) or a weak 6 card major.

Vs rebidding 2 of opener's major, which shows 5 of the opening major and 4 clubs.

Responder bids 2D with 8+ to show that she would accept the invitation. If opener rebids their major, this shows a minimum hand with a 6 card suit. Any other bid by opener is GF.

Responder has other options if weak, one of which is bidding 3m with a 6 card suit denying 2 of opener's major. They can also bid 2H after a spade opening and can show 5/5 or 5/4 in the minors using 2NT as well as using 2S after a heart opening.

Once Therese bid 3C denying 2 spades, I could quite happily pass.

It worked on this hand but if opener had 5/4 in the majors then game in hearts won't be found.

Would be interested to hear from Sheila as to whether we we bid this correctly because she taught us this version. Perhaps responder should bid 2H instead of 3C? Not so good on this hand but might avoid losing a fit in hearts in the future.
July 31
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Oh dear! I wonder whether South should run to spades after the double?
July 31
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At our table East opened 1H, South passed and I responded 1NT.
North overcalled 2D which was passed out.
As West I didn't double in case partner pulled it (although on this auction she said that it was obviously a penalty double) and in case the opponents found a better spot like spades.
North went 2 off vulnerable so a good result for East West.
July 31
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Sorry I can’t post board 10 this week
July 24
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I can’t fathom why I bid 2D instead of 1D. Must have been distracted! So of course that makes an overcall by North less likely when she thinks I’ve preempted. One expert table overcalled 2D in direct seat as well. North then came in with 3C so perhaps their partnership agreement was different.
July 19
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old version hand viewer link didn't work!
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July 10
Lori Smith edited this comment July 10
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I didn't want to hear partner bid NT and wrong side the contract
July 9
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Add 2 for the 6 card suit and open 2C with 2NT rebid via Kokish to show 22-23HCP
July 9
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Fantastic advise regarding whether to open NT or the suit. I had a 20 point 2326 yesterday:

AQ
AQ7
A6
A109643

and after much angst opened 2NT(20 - 21) to protect my tenaces. I would never have considered adding 2 points for the 6 card suit but that would have helped enormously.

Partner held:

K86
105
Q1054
KQJ7

After 3C ask and 3H response showing no 4/5 card major, she reluctantly stopped in 3NT. It makes 7C on a heart finesse. You want to be in 6C at least.

I should have upgraded my hand - something that I am only just becoming brave enough to do from reading this forum!
July 7
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Yes I wouldn't have doubled in the South seat after 2H by East. Perhaps North has a balancing double in that sequence though and South will end up in 2S
July 3
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Kate, the rules are from Ron Klinger
June 27
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