Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Marion Gebhardt
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
The reason I am asking, is I asked a partner of mine how he would take the double by North. He said penalty. A very good player once told me that he plays the double as 99% takeout when he is under the bid (2 dias. in this case). That is the way I have been playing it and have found it to be successful.
Dec. 3, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
3-CARD SUPPORT
Dec. 3, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
111-X-XX-2-P-P-X??
Dec. 3, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Sorry, the redouble shows a 3-card raise; the question is what do most people play the double by opener in this instance and why?
Dec. 3, 2017
Marion Gebhardt edited this comment Dec. 3, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
This is also covered in the Nov issue of The Bridge Bulletin, page 36.
Nov. 7, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
After winning the spade king I led the heart queen. Had I led low causing partner to play the heart ten, I would have been subjected to a three suit squeeze. As it was I could see that if partner didn't have the heart ten, I was “dead meat”.
Nov. 3, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Thanks for your explanation of the rule change. I was unaware of this change.
Nov. 3, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Exactly, if partner had a trap pass hand then he should expect you to double when the hand is passed back to you. Otherwise it seems you are just rolling the dice on what kind of hand partner has when he doubles immediately. A hand like above where it is a disaster to pass or a hand like AX-QXX-AJ10X-XXX.
Sept. 15, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Sorry, South had the Ace of Spades; N-S easily make 3 Clubs and many N-S's bought the hand for 3 Clubs.
Sept. 13, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Partner had KX-Q10XX-AX-10XXXX. They made 3 in diamonds????
Sept. 13, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Zeke Jabbour's advice, “Read ypour convention card over befor the game starts”
Sept. 4, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
“Clearly, a useful bid in that the need is not infrequent, the bid is unable to be forgotten, and it can lead to finding a good game in a minor or perhaps in 3NT.” I once made the bid and my partner finally quit bidding Spades when I bid seven diamonds. It made!!!
Sept. 4, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I like a direct 6 Clubs; I gave this hand to several people with the bidding 1H-6C-? they bid seven and said if it doesn't make its partners fault.
Aug. 8, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Several years ago this pair was playing 10-12 NT at all vuls. It went 1NT (VUL). I doubled with my 8 running Dias (my card said penalty or tricks). LHO stood on the table to redouble with his 16 HCPS-all pass-down 2 with them cold for 4 spades. They never played that runout system again. They yelled for the director. The director looked at my card and said " what's the problem?
July 14, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I tell my partners if the bid doesn't make sense stop and think, but it hasn't helped here.
June 21, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Because the double here would show extra values. A hand with the heart king extra for example.
June 19, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
“3♣ is safer (less likely to get 5♥ from partner)” If you play maximal doubles (I DO), 3C is a safe lead director and on this hand a club lead on the go sets 3S two tricks. Four hearts is down two, about what you should expect if partner can't do more than bid 2H.
A 3C bid gets doubled by the overcaller and North with XX-J10X-AX-J10XXXX passes. South bids 3H which is passed to West who bids 3S, ending the auction. Without the club bid a heart lead should set 3S one trick. However, South must duck the first spade to get a trump suit preference signal (high-low indicates a diamond card) with North, or guess whether to lead a diamond or club. If South bids 3D, the ACE of diamond lead and a shift to clubs sets 3S one trick. The diamond lead and continuation also sets 3S one trick.
June 18, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Goes 3S, pass by partner, pass by RHO what now???
June 17, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Ok what do you do when they now bid 3S over 3H?
June 17, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
A question for those bidding 3D or 3H, do you expect to buy the bid below 4H's? I f not what lead would you want?
June 16, 2017
.

Bottom Home Top