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IMPs (Knockout), Both vulnerable
109876
K93
5
KQ104
W
N
E
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1
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This is a question of philosophy, inspired by a recent Kit Woolsey hand.

1 is strong: assuming a simple defence to strong club (e.g. double for majors, 1NT for minors), do you: (a) bid 1; (b) pass; or (c) do something else.

I am firmly of the belief that not bidding over strong clubs whenever remotely sensible is losing bridge. I have played strong club at international level and was delighted whenever the opponents passed over the 1 opening.

However, I think that bidding at the two-level (or higher!) on the example hand is too much. In line with the Goldilocks principle, 1 is just right.

I'd be interested in your views.

What's your call?
Redouble
Pass
Double
Abstain
1♣
1♦
1♥
1♠
1NT
2♣
2♦
2♥
2♠
2NT
3♣
3♦
3♥
3♠
3NT
4♣
4♦
4♥
4♠
4NT
5♣
5♦
5♥
5♠
5NT
6♣
6♦
6♥
6♠
6NT
7♣
7♦
7♥
7♠
7NT
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