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Jeff Ruben
Jeff Ruben
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April 15, 2011
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April 21
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Who Goofed
If I tried that trumps would be 4-1.
What does this 4NT bid mean?
I agree. My partners and I use Kickback, so 4D here would be key card for clubs.
Jeff Ruben's bidding problem: --- AK7653 --- AQT7543
Probably but not necessarily. LHO, with 3 diamonds and very few HCPs might not bid at equal vulnerability, partner who had a minimum with Qx of hearts has nowhere to go, and the preemptor likely would not bid again. Partner actually held AKQxxx, Qx, xx, Kxx. At the table I ...
3NT is available to give both natural slam tries and cuebids.
With some partners I play that 3NT is a trump cue bid, showing the ace or king and asking for first round controls up the line, then second round controls.
Who did what to whom?
Agreed that if you respond 1 heart instead of 1 spade you will not miss a 9-card fit, but you could easily miss a useful 5-3 spade fit. What do you do when partner rebids 1NT or 2 of a minor? Bid 2 hearts and hope for the best?
Serious 3NT question
With some partners I play that 3NT is a cue bid showing the ace or king or trumps; partner now cues his lowest first round control, I cue bid mine, etc. No key card in these auctions; 4NT would show the other high trump honor.
ATB: -800 instead of +600
How about, after the 2D opening: X-2S-3H-3S-3NT. West can bid 4S with a suitable hand, but given the bad spade suit, void in hearts, and help in diamonds he might pass.
Declarers with an accent
True story - before there were bidding boxes. I picked up my hand, sorted it quickly, and said pass. LHO, still sorting his cards, said, in his Indian accent,"too speedy." Partner said double.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: AT65 A KT9 AQT42
I bid 4 spades. I don't like to splinter with a stiff ace. Thought about 2 diamonds, but I have the values for 4 spades so why not bid it directly. Partner is free to bid again.
Seeking Ideas on How to Increase Attendance at Sectional Sunday Swiss
Thanks, Brett - good idea.
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