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Khokan Bagchi
Khokan Bagchi
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June 2, 2012
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Paula Leslie's bidding problem: Ax Qx Kxxxx AJxx
Easy to visualize a good slam opposite the right minimum,e.g., Kxx KJ10xx Ax KQx, so the hand's worth an invitation.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 5 A7 AKJ763 AK62
Doubling would get us to 3NT opposite that hand.
Barry Plotkin's bidding problem: AKx Ax AKQJxx KQ
3NT is a huge underbid here. If we double, we can always bid 3NT over a non-jump response from partner and bid a slam when partner shows some values. It's easy to get to a good grand opposite e.g. QJxxx Qxx xx Axx or xxx KQxxx xxx Ax ...
Barry Plotkin's bidding problem: AKx Ax AKQJxx KQ
If they lead a heart, we might only make seven tricks, so 3NT looks like a wild overbid.
ATB: Pushy slam failed
Why? Assuming 2-2 diamonds or stiff honour, you have three spades, one heart, five diamonds, two clubs and one ruff. My calculator tells me that adds up to twelve tricks around 65% of the time.
you preempt then double
See page 11, Board 11 for an example from Michael Rosenberg: http://db.worldbridge.org/bulletin/97_3%20Hammamet/pdf/bul_07.pdf
Winston Chang's bidding problem: Q 9 K932 AQT7642
Even if it's a phantom, there must be a good chance that a save costs less than the value of a game by NS.
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: Q QT86 73 JT8742
Given the opponents' silence, I'd lay London to a brick that partner doesn't hold either of your example hands.
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: Q QT86 73 JT8742
Make the hand slightly worse, eg Axxxx x Axx AKxx - partner has an easy pass of 4C, given that they've already shown extras, as eg Kxxxx x Axx AKxx should pass 2D. The crucial issue is getting the nature of your hand across, so partner can make an informed ...
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: Q QT86 73 JT8742
Given the lack of a takeout double, partner is likely to be short in hearts with extras. I wouldn't dream of passing on this auction, and 4C is an underbid. Slam is a possibility opposite, eg AKxxx x Axx AKxx. The extra trumps may be exactly what partner is ...
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