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Do you employ wide-ranging pre-empts?

If your pre-empts are reasonably sound, a reasonable approach for first- or second-seat pre-empts is to follow the rule of 2, 3 and 4. This means that a three-level pre-empt should have seven tricks at adverse vulnerability, six tricks at love all or game all and five tricks at favorable vulnerability. The idea is that if partner can provide one trick, the cost (when doubled) will be just less than the value of the opponents' game. Most partnerships relax these requirements in third seat, especially when non-vulnerable.

Nowadays, however, many people follow a more flexible style first or second in hand. This can vary from being a trick or so light with a seven card suit to opening on moderate or weak six card suits, especially when the vulnerability is appropriate.

Consider the following hand at matchpoints:

South
75
6
Q643
QJ9632
W
N
E
S
?

At which vulnerabilities (if any) would you open 3 first in hand?

 

Never
Only at favorable vulnerability
Only when non-vulnerable
At equal or favorable vulnerability
Always, i.e. even at unfavorable vulnerability

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