I bid 2♥.
I wasn't that keen on 1♠ initially (1NT so I can get to play clubs? or Passing were options but I felt passing would end the auction against this opposition and my optimistic streak won out)
Partner (a client) held:
♥ J10983 ...
Agreed on your hand we will miss 7D. Instead we will be in 6NT for a great MP score.
Very few will bid the grand in my experience of pairs events.
We will beat all those in 6D or 6S.
I'm advocating practical ahead of overly scientific. The small ...
Anyone for RKCB followed by 6NT?
There are advantages in declaring this hand as South, one of which is a far more interesting play problem if they don't give you the contract on a club or a heart lead.
Bidding 6D immediately has benefits - certainly I'm not settling ...
4th highest came to us from whist - a game of remarkably little skill.
Teaching 4th highest is almost pointless - the learning players are usually years from being able to benefit from the information.
Teaching Low like makes way more senses.
Certainly an option - 2 over one is my preferred system, as it is for many tournament players in England. I refuse to play with family members (they are all bridge players/teachers) who play Acol and they've agreed top come round to my view and see the benefits over ...
Partner's hand was
I was playing with a weaker partner so bid 4H, which scored 9 matchpoints out of 36. Most players simply bid 4S.
I put the problem to Andrew Robson who came back with
2C - 10
4H - 8