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Rosalind Hengeveld
Rosalind Hengeveld
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June 20, 2014
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May 25
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Chair, Players Council, Netherlands Bridge League; Website Editor, Bridge Magazine IMP, Netherlands


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Western Cue if opps bid two suits?
I always used to play ‘one ask, two show’ but recently switched to ‘always ask’. Reasons are: (1) not always clear whether a second suit counts as opponents'; (2) as explained by Gábor Szőts and Stefan Olausson.
Something unusual enough?
Except in the first round of bidding (counting from the opening bid). But this 5 is not first round.
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: AK85 --- J98732 K64
If double is penalty (and doubler has not gone berserk) then redouble must be SOS. Not kidding.
What is going on?
With a strong hand unsuitable for any other action, west could (and presumably would) double 1. On the other hand, many if not most play a direct 2 as artificial, usually some two-suiter. Hence, 2 and 3 must be natural.
Tommy Cho's bidding problem: AJ3 AJ954 A7 AJ7
As I would play, 4NT shows any two places to play, not necessarily including hearts.
Is this offensive?
They overreacted. However, I hate opponents who gloat and become talkative after getting an above average score. I’d much rather play against a sore loser. Best, of course, is to talk as little as possible, as some commented.
Defence to DBL of 1NT showing a single-suiter (or similar)
And redouble is business (I presume).
How would you rule?
Agreements and convention cards may matter (and were not given). However, the combination of a possible erroneous artificial bid plus lack of alert makes a weak case for EW.
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: AK83 532 AT3 Q52
Pass is traditional. Is it becoming old-fashioned? Good problem.
Barry Buehler's bidding problem: J62 KQT84 T32 K7
In the absence of methods stated, I use my own, where 2NT shows 10–14 with four+ trump support, i.e., a limit raise or minimum game raise.

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