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Bob Balderson
Bob Balderson
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June 28, 2012
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Missed Slam
So, you're saying that South "knows" to cue bid his club void but not count it as a control when partner bids keycard?
Missed Slam
Pretty hard on South. Imagine North with something like x KQxx KQJx AKQx. Obviously, RKC won't work, and if South makes any "try", North will go.
ATB Another Missed Slam
How about if South bids 4C over 3S and North bids 6C - choice of slams?
1M-1 forcing NT (Minimum expected values) (2 of 2)
Years ago, partner opened 1S (IMPs, strong opponents) and I had void xxxxx xxxxx Kxx. I toyed with passing but ended up responding 1N, forcing. LHO bid 2C and partner jump shifted to 3H. Do you or don't you? I managed to bid 4H in tempo and partner jumped ...
What is your Drury plan,
We play 2D is an artificial GF showing strong slam interest (the slam button), so other new suit bids are either game tries or mild slam tries. Thus, 2S would describe this hand (natural, 1RF, extras maybe based on distribution) if you didn't just want to bid game. And ...
ATB - first time partner
One big problem is that it's not easy for responder to "make a try". The obvious try, 5H, can mean at least three things, depending on partnership agreement: I'm showing first-round control and trying for slam; I'm not showing first-round control and trying for slam; or I ...
Name that Call?
Depends on whether Dbl is takeout.
Declare or defend 4!H
Aloke, 6) East ruffs 2nd diamond (ace still out) and returns trump Declarer must draw trumps before more diamonds, else West gives East a spade ruff Now, when declarer knocks out diamond ace, EW cash club.
North bid well: minimum GF with 5S and good diamonds => picture bid vs. "panic bid" (must be 5D because they are weak). South should have visualized 5/5.
Vanishing point.
Question - why didn't declarer cash the ace of spades after everyone followed to the second heart (in case LHO holds Kxx of spades and three hearts or Kx of spades and two hearts)?
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