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Thanks for your comment Jodi. I wasn’t going to admit to bidding 5D!
We can open light in third seat, our auction went
P P 1D X
1S P 2C P
2D P 2NT P
5D
Down 1
May 17
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Our North robot reopened with a double which was passed around to West who pulled it to 2H and this was doubled by North.
Cost us an expensive 11 imps when the contract went down one on misguess of the clubs.
May 17
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As East I was allowed to open 1D.
South overcalled 1H and partner doubled. Bidding 1S here would have shown 5.
North jumped to 4H and I bid 4S making 9 tricks.
May 16
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loved the write up Helene!
Our auction went:
1H X 1S 2C
P 4C 4H X
Making 12 tricks
As East I was worried about a misfit and passed over the 2C. Should I have rebid the hearts here knowing partner would be short in clubs?
May 16
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Hi Susan, the post was done in a hurry whilst I was waiting to board an international flight and I’m still in transit! So I’d forgotten to pass the hand out. I played in 2H and botched it going 2 off. One expert actually made 8 tricks on sloppy defence and the other went one off. Both drew trumps and so didn’t get caught in a cross ruff like I did. North did well to keep quiet.
May 15
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sorry board 14
May 9
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Well 4SX goes 4 off on CK lead for - 800.

Our auction went:

1H P 3H (limit raise) 3S
4D 4S P P
X

Nick lead CK then small club to partner's 10.
Linda returned the DJ which I covered with the King and Nick won with the Ace.
He played the DQ then a small diamond which Linda ruffed.
She played a club back which I trumped but was overtaken by Nick's K.
He then played the HA winning the first 7 tricks!
Brutal!
May 8
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As East I was relieved that Therese had looked for a 5 card Major and we ended up in 4H and not 3NT. Everything is well situated for NT as it happens.
I ducked the spade lead as did North winning in hand. This allowed me to play a club at trick 2 winning in dummy. next I played small heart to hand winning with the J. The next club was won with the Ace by South who returned a spade taken with partner's Ace. North returned a diamond which I won with the Ace and then ruffed the SQ so that I could throw the diamond loser off on the CK. Next let the HQ run and then back to hand with a small diamond to draw the last trump making 11 tricks.
May 8
Lori Smith edited this comment May 9
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Yes I was using the new BBO and the hand link didn't work
May 8
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Fabulous results! Congratulations to all!
May 6
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I can see now that I should have rebid 3D.
I was thinking opener had only showed a minimum hand, which I keep thinking of as only up to 15HCP, but she could have had up to 17 and there would have been no danger in playing in 3D with a 5/4 fit even if she was a minimum. I should have shown the fit and values.
April 13
Lori Smith edited this comment April 13
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I liked our auction:
1C P 1H P
2C P 2S P
2NT P 3S(showing 6H/5S) P
4H
April 10
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You've got me there Kate! She could indeed have had the HA and a fifth heart
April 9
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Our 3H has less than 6HCP and so partner can't have HAQ nor DA and heart honour (can't have a diamond void because she would have bid game).
Hence no point asking. Unless of course I suspected a 10 card fit then perhaps on a good day all I needed was 1 Ace but partner has only shown 4 hearts.
April 7
Lori Smith edited this comment April 7
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Goodness it could have been a welcome reprieve from working even longer hours and yet you are still seeing it as a positive! Good luck with everything and keep well xx
April 6
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I would double and keep doubling
April 4
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As south I would bank on there being a club slam on rather than a heart slam because what would be the odds of partner having 5 hearts!
If I ask for a 5 card major via 3C then I forgo the opportunity to show the long clubs and right side the contract.
I would probably transfer to clubs via 2S. North would super accept with 3C.
My rebid of 3D shows a diamond shortage but risks an unwelcome heart lead.
Even more likely after a 6C KC response showing an even number with a void.
Jumping to 6C after the superaccept would be safer.

A 1H opening by north should get you to the correct contract.
April 2
Lori Smith edited this comment April 2
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Ooh I like 3NT showing a void splinter Barb - much lower than using exclusion keycard. What are your continuations?
March 31
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