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Bill Jacobs
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March 26, 2012
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What has partner got?
If I were South, I can tell you what I HOPE has happened. It is that partner has either forgotten the system or missorted. Because, a super-suitable hand for hearts? There ain't no such animal. Bidding past game here with malice aforethought shows a complete lack of understanding of ...
To bid or not to bid?
But that's the problem with much of the commentary here: everyone is apply their own bidding standards to the auction. But this South DID pass initially, and DID just bid 2. So for all we know, he thinks his hand is absolutely typical for the auction to date ...
To bid or not to bid?
I can't cover every scenario with my 'advice' (and it's obviously not a 'rule' for pity's sake). But the situation is clear enough when it arises. We don't know what North was thinking here, but if it was "should I bid 3 or pass?", then ...
To bid or not to bid?
Strongly STRONGLY agree with the words of David's comment. Absolutely 3 is indicated, it's the bid you would have made in normal circumstances. And absolutely you should pass here, erring on the side of ethical play. What you really need to do is to stop partner from ...
The matter of taste - open to your proposals
On these sorts of deals, my instinct is to play like the Rueful Rabbit, with as little thought as possible. So A, K club ruffed with the 4. If the Q comes down, then A, K, J to pitch the remaining diamond. If the Q doesn't come down, then ...
Where did East-West go wrong?
West did show a max in a way, as he could have passed 2 with a min. Both West and East were rather conservative with their final calls, and the effect was compounded.
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
Well, one reason to adjust is that you don't have a cue-bid available when you don't know what their suit it. Or is (2) - 3 your cue-bid? In which case what do you do with 12 HCP and a nice diamond suit?
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
My answer to Ian is that I don't have to make a takeout bid right now, and don't particularly want to when their suit is not yet known. After (2) - Pass, and (2) - X, we still have takeout doubles available for later in the auction. Yes ...
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
Totally agree with Kit. If you don't take the opportunity to make a safe strength-showing double with 13-15, then you are letting the Multi players have all the advantages and none of the disadvantages of the lower level opening. The double is safe because it doesn't catapult you ...
What is does this 2NT show?
It's the responsive doubler that might have a 5-card suit, i.e. 5-4 in the minors. He doesn't want to bid it, because nowadays, people make takeout doubles with a doubleton in a minor, in order to search for a major. So he makes a cost-free search for ...
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