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David Appleton
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Board 26,April26, Norway vs Poland
thanks, Barb. Fwiw, Arjuna chose pass, and I made 1NT.
What would you bid next? (based on Board 8 issues this week)
I prefer 3D as a neutral bid. Mainly because partner knowing you want to be raised with a doubleton is much more important than showing a 5-5. Of course, having methods with this hand as responder is important, too. It is criminal to think 2S then 3S is a 6-5 ...
Board 12: April 9
Hey, Jessica, nice action report, but some analysis, perhaps? Like, why did you choose 2D instead of 2C? Should a reopening double be mandatory there? After all, what should east's double of 2D be? Then, is east's choice of pass reasonable, or ought they bid 2H, suggesting three ...
Board 13, 9 April
I detest the Sydney NT perversion. A great way to avoid making minor slams. There is no great hurry to bid NT here as you can bid them the next round, but there is a hurry to describe your hand shape to partner.
Board 5 Sweden v Canada. Did you get to 3NT?
I saw this auction: P: 1D: 1S: 1NT: (which is much better than a 2C bid) 2C*: 2D*: (2-way check back) 2S*: (Invitational with 5+ spades, not hearts) Which is much better than any I've experienced yet. Sadly, south then fell from grace and passed rather than bidding 3NT ...
Bd 14 April 9th Canada vs Sweden
The big flaw with double is that you have no obvious action over 2NT (Lebensohl). At least with 2NT we can duck spades twice, and it really only is grossly inferior if partner has Qx of spades.
Board 1, Sweden vs Canada, 9th April
WIDB When In Doubt Bid.....I have carved that into partner before.
Board 4, 9th April (Sweden Canada)
Well, I made Arjuna play 4H after a double of 2S (although I did pass 3H then backed to 4H after Margaret bid 3S). It wasn't clear to me that partner would not have wastage until then.
Board 4, 2nd April (USA1 v. Argentina)
I think Cand ought to just bid game, because you know where all the stuff is and she has a source of tricks.
Which slam would you choose?
but they can lead a club and if the AH has doubleton club, then ruff. Far better to play the 10 card fit in general.
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