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Carl Mathiesen
Carl Mathiesen
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March 20, 2013
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Oct. 9
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Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: K9753 A Q54 A982
Actually, my vote for Pass on this hand belonged to pd. 3 made as and 4-2. 3 NT would be down on lead as N held: Axxxx xx xx KD10x. My hand was: x QJxxxx AKxx xx
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: KQT9x xxx Jxx KJ
In view you're a Pass opener I think 3, great fit close to opening values, is the superior bid whether pd is weak or strong.
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: xx 9x 8xxx AQTxx
Agree :)
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: J97 AQ9752 J AJ5
Why shouldn't pd be allowed to hold doubleton H? What do you bid with AQxx,x,AKQT9x,xx?
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: AK9 74 KQ3 AQ765
Standard 2/1 - 3 would not have been considered forcing
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: A4 5432 AQ65 752
I think Lynn hit the nail on the head - 2 NT offers an excellent description of the hand. It's wrong to pass this hand when pd opens and you could be cold for game in a minor suit. Alternatively Double (which is becoming more and more unattractive....)
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: KJT9742 76 J6 84
I posted the problem because one of my pd disagreed with 4. If E Passed you would probably bid 3... But you're right - preempts make life difficult. I must admit I thought the 4 per centage would be higher than low 60s. At this level I ...
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: 54 AQJT942 A95 A
My pd NEVER has the perfect cards...
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: 54 AQJT942 A95 A
The problem, I think, with bids over 4 is you don't know if pd's sacrificing at these colors or bidding to make. Yes - 6 would make with the hand you mention. However, if you hand is x Kx Kxxxxxx Kxxx and you bid 5 over ...
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: 54 AQJT942 A95 A
In the actual case S x with this hand; W bid 4 and pd 4 NT (at least two places to play). Your call....
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