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Stephen Tu
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Jan. 17, 2013
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Stephen Tu's bidding problem: JT8xxx 98xx Ax x
Yes, 5S is very unlikely to fail. However, 5D only gains if partner then can then bid a good slam, which I am struggling to construct (that is consistent with a sign-off over the splinter). If 5D is always going to just elicit 5S, what's the point?
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: JT8xxx 98xx Ax x
Well, opener has AKQxx AQTx K KQx. Auto? Signs off since responder can't have both HK + DA.
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: JT8xxx 98xx Ax x
Miles actually liked 2H = a slammish inv 8+ without a suit which is what we were playing, not merely GF. This hand doesn't remotely qualify for that (min = ~A+K / A+Q+Q / K+K+Q). Negative doesn't mean "double negative" or "non GF", it just means "doesn ...
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: JT8xxx 98xx Ax x
I don't think that #3 is necessarily true. I can construct lots of hands where the 6th trump really doesn't function to create an extra winner, you still lose CA and a heart. Duplication of values, trumping partner's winner etc. Isn't #4 on a finesse, EV ...
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: JT8xxx 98xx Ax x
I guess my questions would be: - should partner play me for one ace or king for splinter already? - 5d really won't help him visualize the sixth spade, no? - when is the sixth spade going to be critical? - what's the construction for the hand that can now bid slam ...
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: Kx AQxx A AJTxxx
3 bidders: - what's the general plan afterwards? - should partner's priority be to always rebid 3s with 6 or to always rebid 3nt with diamond stopper, or does it depend on suit quality? What does partner do with something like AQJxx KJx Jxx xx, 4c? - what do you ...
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: Kx AQxx A AJTxxx
Partner has to rebid spades to guarantee 6, but bidding 2nt/3c may sometimes induce partner to bid 3c (delayed support), or a red suit stopper after which you can support spades though that would only guarantee xx spades not necessarily Hx.
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: Kx AQxx A AJTxxx
As noted 2nt promises red stoppers so 2S can be balancced hand lacking a stopper in one of those suits. 6 spades 4 diamonds is possible.
Stephen Tu's bidding problem: Qx T8xxxx xx Qxx
Note: 4 cd 1 heart overcall is rare but a possibility. Is anyone here (particularly those who chose <= 3H) planning on a 2nd bid with this hand, or are you all done having a say on this hand?
What do you assume? What should they be?
On the second one maybe you want to specify whether "penalty" means "penalty of spades" and/or if "takeout" is "takeout of clubs". Or perhaps better question is whether x = spade overcall (5+) or x = club takeout with spade length (3?+).
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