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Craig Zastera
Craig Zastera
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June 28, 2012
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What should 4NT mean here?
I am the OP and definitely would *not* think 4NT (either direct or delayed) is any sort of keycard ask. I put those choices in there because I suspected (rightly, it appears) that many *would* think at least one of these 4NT calls should be a key card ask.
What should 4NT mean here?
David, I would say "no." 4C by partner is game forcing, so I would say the lowest place we can play after that response is 4NT.
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: Q AQJT6 7543 A94
My partner passed with this hand. The opponents duly reached 4 as expected. I was on lead with: 95-K52-T8-T86532 and could not find the heart lead necessary to hold them to 4 (I led T instead) Declarer's hand was: AKJ873-87-J96-Q7 Leaving dummy with: T642-943-AKQ2-KJ Sure, I might have ...
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: K73 32 KT86532 K
Thanks for the votes. My partner's actual hand was: Qx-AKJxx-QJx-Axx Diamonds were 3-0 on my left. LHO also had the SA. Over pard's 3H, I raised to 4H. In retrospect, perhaps 3NT would have been better (I don't care for 3S). 4H was -1 as my RHO ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 86 AQ98654 A6 A8
Must abstain as this hand seems to me to be clearly worth a 3 jump rebid.
Should this Q-bid be Natural?
I voted for "other" because I think this shows a good hand with values (i.e. stopper(s)) in clubs but not necessarily club length. This follows general rule that when our side has two unbid suits (regardless of whether opponents have bid none, one, or both), a bid in ...
What does this 4NT bid mean?
My preference would be for *4D* to be Kickback for clubs. I don't think looking for a new trump suit (diamonds) at the 4 level is often going to be necessary. But it is important to be able to ask for keycards with clubs agreed, and it is now ...
Crawling, Garbage, Something else
A treatment I play which works well on this hand type (and others) is a variation of "2-level Smolen": After 1N-2C-2D: 2H is a relay to 2S. Opener must bid 2S So responder can bid this way with 5=4 majors and a weak hand--if opener bids 2H or 2S ...
Barry Rogoff's bidding problem: AKxx x x J9xxxxx
Is it possible that passing (1H) but then balancing with 4S over LHO's jump to 4H should show exactly *4* spades with a (very) long minor? The logic is that any hand with 5+ spades that could possibly balance with 4S would surely have taken some action directly over ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: J42 95 Q AK97432
I'm too cowardly to bid 3C at this vulnerability, so 2C for me.
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