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Sometimes I don’t believe the results on a board.

Today, at the local Bridge club, I picked up in first seat AKQ1094 AJ AKQJ5. Both side vulnerable. I opened a Precision 1. I was not surprised when the next hand bid 2 and the next two hands passed. I don’t know what the right bid is at this point, but I was playing at least 6 of something. Maybe 4NT? The only clearly forcing bid I could come with was 3. Partner, as expected, bid 4. I tried 4 in the faint hope partner would show a second suit. Partner bid 5. I decided I had tortured partner enough and jumped to 6. In retrospect, I feel that at matchpoints, I should just bid a direct 6 to begin with.

Here are the hands

West
9432
J52
K1073
109
North
AKQ1094
AJ
AKQJ5
East
AKQ1085
73
Q8
843
South
J76
86
96542
762
W
N
E
S
 
1
2
P
P
3
X
4
P
4
X
5
P
6
P
P
P
D
6 North
NS: 0 EW: 0

I don’t claim the auction was a work of art, but we did reach slam. 

There was six tables, slam was bid at one other table. Declarer, playing with a weak partner, opened 6. The East hand sacrificed in 6, salvaging an extra 1/2 matchpoint. 

One other table tried for slam but stopped at 5.

One table bid all the way to 4.

One table played 2NT down one. (Admittedly they are weak novices.)

And while it wasn’t a bottom, one pair stopped in 2. And they play about three times a week. Can you guess their  auction?

2-2-2-P. 

As I said, I don’t believe some of the results.

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