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Carl Mathiesen
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March 20, 2013
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Occasional commentator on BBO - "Sharkey"

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Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: A4 5432 AQ65 752
I think Lynn hit the nail on the head - 2 NT offers an excellent description of the hand. It's wrong to pass this hand when pd opens and you could be cold for game in a minor suit. Alternatively Double (which is becoming more and more unattractive....)
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: KJT9742 76 J6 84
I posted the problem because one of my pd disagreed with 4. If E Passed you would probably bid 3... But you're right - preempts make life difficult. I must admit I thought the 4 per centage would be higher than low 60s. At this level I ...
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: 54 AQJT942 A95 A
My pd NEVER has the perfect cards...
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: 54 AQJT942 A95 A
The problem, I think, with bids over 4 is you don't know if pd's sacrificing at these colors or bidding to make. Yes - 6 would make with the hand you mention. However, if you hand is x Kx Kxxxxxx Kxxx and you bid 5 over ...
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: 54 AQJT942 A95 A
In the actual case S x with this hand; W bid 4 and pd 4 NT (at least two places to play). Your call....
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: T86 KQT6 --- KJT874
I agree often will be the superior contract barring a 4-4 fit. As I stated previously, Gary, this bidding sequence is illogical/impossible - thus "logically" I think 3 should be to play and show 4-6/7 in .
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: T86 KQT6 --- KJT874
Interesting angle on this problem - we've always learned not to bury M suits. If you bid 2 you may play there and miss the 4-4 fit. Conversely you would probably not open the hand 3 with : 108 K1096 - KQJ10874 as you may bury the suit ...
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Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: AQT8 975 AJ764 3
Looks like the consensus bid is 3. I'm not sure what you bid with 16-17 HCP - how's pd to know which hand you have? Let's assume you Pass with your good minimum hand - what happens? You have the chief suit: opps may play at 3 ...
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: JT85 T2 KQT3 J53
To me this hand is a clear 1 NT call - I rate it better than f. inst. Axxx xx Axxx xxx in many cases when I assume all Passers will bid 1 NT. Any help in dummy, except the K, will then likely be wasted on the opening lead ...
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