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When Is a Bidding Poll Not a Bidding Poll?
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West
K5
A5
KJ92
AKJ98
North
Q107
862
A65
Q1076
East
98
J1094
10873
432
South
AJ6432
KQ73
Q4
5
W
N
E
S
1
1NT
2
D
7

 

East bid 2 over 2. Well, he tried to. I didn't accept, and I got to declare 2, with a lead penalty: I could bar the lead of one suit for as long as West retained the lead. Which would you choose, and why?

West
K5
A5
KJ92
AKJ98
North
Q107
862
A65
Q1076
East
98
J1094
10873
432
South
AJ6432
KQ73
Q4
5
W
N
E
S
1
1NT
2
P
P
P
D
7
2 South
NS: 0 EW: 0
A
6
2
5
0
0
1
A
2
J
3
0
0
2
5
6
9
K
3
1
2
A
5
7
8
3
2
2
2
K
10
9
0
2
3
5
 

 

After A held, while barred from leading a , and staring at dummy's ominous  holding, West broke hearts and I made four.

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