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I suspect Helgemo was concentrating on another hand judging by his recent antics.
March 5
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After a jump to 2NT, we play transfers. 3NT was choice of contract 4D was a cue for spades just in case partner was interested.
March 5
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At our table it went 1S;3S all pass. North needs to do some envisioning. Possibly the worst hand for south would be same hand but with 3 small diamonds and it still makes 4S. So north must bid 4S. The scary bid is south's 3S! Perhaps too much?
Feb. 26
Helena Dawson edited this comment Feb. 26
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Well said Liz. Great result Sophie. You are AWESOME!
Feb. 19
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Well done Therese!
Feb. 18
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Should I have doubled first or do people agree with 4H?
Feb. 9
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I concur. If partner is a passed hand how high do you venture?
Feb. 6
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At our table westie bid 2S and Eastie raised to 3S.So I just bid 4H.
Feb. 5
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I opened 2H showing Hearts and minor 5,5 and Helene bid 2NT asking for minor. Bidding went 2H;2NT;3D;3S (what's this? cue agreeing diamonds?);3NT (not sure where we're going);4D (setting diamonds);4H;4NT;5C (1 or 4);5H (do you have king of H?) 6D (yes and nothing else to say).

It's not easy to untangle things with the north hand but I don't know how I'm supposed to deduce that we are playing in hearts and not diamonds. I'm also interested to know what others did on this hand. We got a club lead and went one off.
Feb. 5
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At both other tables south only bid 3H which gives east west plenty of manoeuvring room to look for the slam. West will expect south to have a good heart suit at this vulnerability which means East must have cards in spades. Over 3H West will bid 4H and after East's signoff, West can bid 5C. East could still be missing 2 Aces so not so easy to find, especially with the conservative to slam philosophy.
Feb. 5
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If the Kx is offside then neither finessing to 10 OR queen will work. The only relevant case is where there is Jx offside so in 4 cases playing to Q then cashing A is better than playing to 10 then cashing Ace.
Feb. 3
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I also doubled and my partner bid 3NT! A good one to discuss further re partnership agreement. When to double and when to bid 1NT? How to respond to either?
Jan. 30
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Playing the man not the game eh? I've felt a few times during these BBO matches against the advanced robots that I'd like my money back!
Jan. 30
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It's likely to be played by South. Unfortunately west might lead the Jack of spades, blocking the suit.
Jan. 29
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I did badly on this board. Same auction to 3S. I doubled again with the south cards feeling that we had a fit whatever partner bid. But it's too much. Let them play at the 3-level. I quite like playing 2H as non-forcing but we don't play that. Partner was very kind not to comment on my terrible double!
Jan. 29
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At our table it went 2 passes to me and I opened 1D. I think our advanced robot passed and partner bid 1NT. What now? I bid 3NT hoping that showed a long minor plus outside control. Nothing seems ideal.3NT is a bit of a gamble. 5D much better contract. 2C will often wrong side the contract but on this hand, I would rather have north play the hand. There's nothing really to protect in my hand.
Jan. 29
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Bravo!
Jan. 29
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I was horrified at first but I too have laughed a lot! It's a bit of a shame I hadn't looked deeper into the hand before I posted but I was more excited at the time that I'd worked out how to upload the hand! Email under construction.
Jan. 29
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Can 3NT makes on this hand (N/S)? More interesting hand than I had originally realised!
Jan. 29
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I did mean to post it but it was to be uploaded to a private forum called “Team Australia”. So I was supposed to “Post an Article” not “Create an Article”. I've learned my lesson.
Jan. 29
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