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A bid of 3C lets partner properly evaluate his hand. He knows not to bid beyond 4S.
March 21
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Again why not bid 3C. It has to be a spade raise with values in clubs
March 21
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It goes pass-pass 5D. Now what?? If west has the heart ace you are cold for 5S. With East holding the AK of clubs you can't even make 4S. A bid of 3C(bid where you live) would turn East off.
March 21
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After North bids 4D over your 3H bid what is East to do withKQ109XXXKJ109XKVOID???
March 21
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Why not 3C. That's “where you live”. I was kibitizing Bobby Wolfe and Morris Chang (sorry if people don't know who Morris was) once and after the hand was over Bobby told Morris that he should bid where he lives. Bobby said that he could then judge whether to bid on or defend. I never forgot that.
March 20
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I would love to have you double me on that basis. Recently a guy holding an Ace and the KQ of trump behind me doubled me at the five level. He took his Ace and setback for what he thought would be two trump tricks. It was almost child's play to reduce my trumps down to the AJ10, correctly reading the distribution in the side suits. The expression on his face was priceless when he realized what had happened.
March 18
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Not at all. We don't know what happened at the other tables. The real question is absent any action by West, would you double with the East hand against probably the top pair in the room. On the N-S bidding this hand rates to make 4H most of the time.
March 18
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We don't know whether any other pair may have been in 4H doubled or not. One pair played 4NT making six. Several pairs were in 5 or 6 diamonds going down 2 or 3. We don't know how they arrived at these contracts maybe they got doubled and pulled to 4NT and/or 5-6 diamonds. See Ribs comment for another set of bids to get to 3C down two. After the bidding and the double would you pull to 4NT? Would have been a winning action???
March 18
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Clearly South should have opened either 1H or 2H.
March 18
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I don't think that is the case here. East mentioned that some players in this club were opening all kinds of untypical weak two bids, so that is why the ask. I still believe if you have nothing to say why are you asking? I f your partner has a good hand they can ask.
March 18
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Stuart, I am not sure I understand your comment.
March 18
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correct no other pair in 4Hs doubled.
March 16
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It was highlighted to indicate that West asked a question after the 2H BID. Sorry for the confusion.
March 16
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Of course no one knows what the auction was at the other tables. I can imagine something like: 1H-P-2D-P-3D-P-3H-P-3S-4D-4H-P-P-X?? or 1H-P-2D-P-2H-2S-P-3H-P-4H-P-P-X
March 16
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There was no alert!!!
March 16
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The 2H bid was not alerted.
March 16
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A diamond was led. If East ruffs and leads a low spade you win the Spade queen. Lead to your diamonds. Discard two clubs. One on the Spade Ace and one on the remaining high diamond.
March 16
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5-10HCPS is our agreement and is plainly written on the card.
March 16
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Please explain “lousy bidding”. You comment borders on being offensive.
March 16
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“I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that west asks always or randomly”. I have played against this West many times and this is the first time that I can ever remember this person asking about a 2H or 2S opening. Nevertheless, South after receiving a diamond lead and the heart Jack covered by the Queen was cold for four hearts doubled. So I am OK with no adjustment on the board.
March 15
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