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I opted for 1S, and partner raised me to 2S. We had an 8-card fit there, but AQJx of spades sat behind us as did the AQ of diamonds. Losing the AC also meant we were down 1 for -100. 1NT might have been passed out, but that's likely down 1 as well. If you pass 1H, LHO likely bids 1S and then RHO likely bids 1NT. They're probably making that for +90. In fact, nearly all roads lead to +90 to +110 for them. I do think I should have rebid 1NT or double though as this poll suggests.
March 19, 2018
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Thank you. That was my intention.
Sept. 27, 2017
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I know it's 16 HCP, but there are no tens and only 1 nine, and your shape is 4-3-3-3. I'm downgrading it to a 15 point hand which means we have at most 32 points. I know we're vul at IMPs, but I'm just bidding 3NT. If partner accepts my 4NT with 16-17 points, I think we're only making that slam 25% of the time. That's my reasoning.
July 31, 2017
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I'm bidding 2H, but with the vulnerability and the fact that this question is being asked, I'm guessing it works out poorly. It's risky, but I think you have to bid this suit to make sure partner leads it and to disrupt their bidding.
July 18, 2017
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I bid 3S, hoping it was asking for half-stopper. I also hoped the opponents might think I have spades and not lead them. Partner then bid 4S (oops), so I corrected to 5D, which he thankfully passed. We made 7 when they didn't lead spades. I think my LHO had both the AK of spades.
June 22, 2017
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Not loving partner's double. I can't imagine his hand where the double is penalty, but it's hard to imagine a hand where it's “takeout” also.
Feb. 27, 2017
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I do like 2S as a help suit game try. Then if partner accepts, you can go to slam. If partner doesn't accept, I'll keep trying for slam with a 4C bid or a 5H bid I suppose.
Aug. 9, 2016
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I'd bid 3H here. 3D would show 5-5, 3S would show half a spade stopper (Qx or Jxx), 3NT would show a spade stopper.
Aug. 9, 2016
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What lead worked?
Aug. 9, 2016
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I agree with the 2NT rebid. If I'm forced to rebid 2S here, I'm going to rebid 3NT as well since I have a half stopper in hearts. Heck, no one is bidding hearts, so maybe they're 4-4 even if they're not stopped.
May 23, 2016
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It doesn't seem that dangerous. Partner wants to show a 5th spade and wants to hear more about my hand. I bid 3H, and then he knows we have a heart fit. He realizes his spade and diamond honors are fairly worthless so he tries to sign off in 4H. We shouldn't have gone beyond 5H and there's a good case for passing 4H.
May 13, 2016
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They were playing 3C (cheapest minor) as a bust.
May 12, 2016
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I don't recall the spot cards, but they were no bigger than a 7.
May 12, 2016
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So if I bid 4S, I'm guessing partner will bid 5H since his hand is Kxxxx K9x Qxxxx —. Then I should surely pass his 5H bid. I thought hard about passing 4H because I figured I'd already described my hand. It was hard with only 3 losers though since I just need 2 good cards from partner. The problem is partner's likely to have wasted honors in spades and diamonds (as he did) and not a lot of trumps to take care of the clubs.
May 12, 2016
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And if it's undiscussed? Turns out he was 5-5 with a void in clubs. It wasn't a horrible slam, but the trump lead and the 5-2 club break doomed me.
May 11, 2016
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Even when partner gets off to the best lead of the KH, I think you're only setting 1NT by 1 (4H and 3 offsuit aces). Still the right move I believe, but not a bloodbath.
May 10, 2016
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Which I was halfway thinking as well, thinking that partner opened a Precision 2D (shortness in diamonds). Though I only thought that because I had 7 diamonds myself.
April 29, 2016
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I tend to agree with the 6D bid hoping for 0-2 hearts in partner's hand. And if partner has 3 hearts, the opponents may well bid over the failing 6D contract anyway. On the actual auction, I bid 2NT, LHO doubled, partner passed. What does pass mean and what does 3D mean there? Then RHO bid 3C. I chickened out and bid 5D (worried about the AH sitting behind my king), but RHO bid 5H in the passout seat. Feeling more confident that partner may only have 1 heart and not sure if I was setting 5H, I bid 6D. RHO led the AH at trick 1 and slam was cold. Partner held a singleton heart. I thanked my RHO for pushing me into slam :)
April 29, 2016
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Both opponents are void! I was also surprised neither opponent had bid yet, but they did after I chose to respond 2NT. My partner and I often play Precision and in this social lunchtime game, I wasn't sure if we were playing Precision or not. And if we were playing Precision, I didn't know if we played 2D as shortness in diamonds. It felt pretty likely! So I temporized with a 2NT bid to see if I could get more information (from the opponents probably).
April 28, 2016
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Sounds like clubs are trump to you. If you play in H, you can certainly stop at 5H unless partner has AKQ of hearts, which is when you should be considering 7H.
March 15, 2016
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