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I play support doubles but had not considered whether they imply extra values. It will be very helpful to discuss this with partner.
Feb. 7, 2019
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hot tip from Barb: go to bridgebase.com/myhands
you can get the movie showing the play as well
Feb. 6, 2019
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We had the same auction as Liz ending in 3H South and making 10 tricks.
Feb. 6, 2019
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Playing 2/1 and ever the optimist, as South I responded 1NT because in our system this includes a 3 card limit raise. 10TP.
North rebid 3D and I made a DGR to 4S.
With North's hand I probably would have asked RKC but Angela passed and made 10 tricks.
Feb. 5, 2019
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As South I bid 3S. This asks partner to bid 3NT with a spade stopper but if I pull 3NT then my suit is self-supporting.
West bid 4S which was passed out.
3S might not have been the right bid on this hand.
The Robots stopped in 4S but real opponents would not have.
Would a 3S bid cause more interference than 4H?
3S allows West to jump to 5H exclusion keycard.
Feb. 5, 2019
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We play Kokish. 2C 2D 2H 2NT 22-23 balanced same as Candy and Barb.
2c 2d 2NT shows 24 plus GF.
Feb. 3, 2019
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As South I'm sorry to say that I missed the opportunity to bid 4H and instead went straight to 4S. West bid 5H which was passed around to me and I did not hesitate to bid 5S. West then bid 6H! Now I can't tell what North has so have to pass.
I think if I'd splintered in hearts (although my shortage is obvious on the bidding when North has 4) and then bid 5C after 4S, North might have been able to bid to 6. What do you think?
Jan. 30, 2019
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Good point Peter about potentially wrong-siding this contract.
Not having considered that, I opened 2C.
Our 2C opening is usually stronger but with a self-supporting suit, controls in the other 3 suits and partly wanting to steal bidding space from West, I took the chance.
West overcalled 2S and North bid 3H (freely at the 3 level vul). West raised to 3S and I bid 4D.
Partner thought that this was showing first or second round control in diamonds (agreeing hearts) and bid 4S (first or second round control). So this was a bit messy.
I then bid 6D.
Jan. 30, 2019
Lori Smith edited this comment Jan. 30, 2019
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The same for our table. After Kate's comment last week of staying flexible, I wanted to hear from partner because I was only second seat and also had 3 hearts. Angela overcalled 3C which was doubled but they took it out to 6D going 2 off.
Jan. 30, 2019
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Hi Kate, this is so FABULOUS! Having such expert advice and in the one place making it easy to retrieve in the future. Thanks again for including so many of us and for giving so generously of your time and knowledge.
Jan. 26, 2019
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