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The advice I gave my kids

"Use a condom."

(While that is sound advice in the appropriate circumstance, it isn't really the advice I gave nor are they "my kids."  The deal comes from a USBF Jr Training Program Sunday night practice match on BBO and "my kids" are under 26 years of age juniors in the program.)

It is unusual to have a deal where each player has multiple difficult decisions to make.  Here, I believe each player had a choice of actions.  Please keep in mind that these are four juniors so some of their "choices" may be more aggressive than what you may be used to.  Here is the entire deal (imp scoring):

West
Q103
AKQ1086
6
974
North
AK72
J2
75
KJ1086
East
43
AQJ1092
AQ532
South
J98654
975
K843
D

At "table one" the auction proceeded

W
N
E
S
1
X
XX
2
3
P
3
P
4
P
6
P
P
P

At "table two" the auction proceeded

W
N
E
S
1
2
2
P
2
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
4
P
4
P
P
P

Below I present a series of questions with possible answers. 

The first five answers relate to what North should do at his first turn.  I believe the "book bid" is for North to pass, particularly vulnerable. My junior on this hand wrote, "I like 2C by North better than X and 1S. We have a good suit and shape and good honors, and it’s not impossible to have spades come into the auction. We won’t miss game in spades." My thinking is that just because North makes an initial pass, it doesn't mean that he cannot come back in later.  In particular, after (1H)-P-(1NT)-P-(P)-? 2C should be 2 places to play; after (1H)-P-(2H)-P-(P)-? 2S should be 4 spades and a longer minor; and after (1H)-P-(2D)-P-(2H)-? DBL should be the black suits (although there are those, none of them juniors, who play that P then DBL is penalty.)

Answers 6-8 relate to East's actions if North doubled 1H.  I advocate (and most of my juniors play) that responder's bids are transfers over a double starting with 1NT. A question arose as to whether the following is forcing: 1H-(DBL)-2C (showing D's)-(2S)-P-(P)-3C (and similarly 1H-(DBL)-2C-(P)-2H-(P)-3C.)

Answers 9-11 relate to South's actions if North doubled 1H and East redoubled. Surprising to me, South at table one bid 2S.  I am torn between 3S and 4S. "Trust the law" and "voids are special."  Yes, there is the risk that North has a big "double and rebid" in clubs but that is unlikely and even then North can still have two or three spades.

Answers 12-16 relate to West's play problem. Assume East-West end up in 6H undoubled on a top spade lead and the auction at table one (North doubled, South bid 2S) and East ruffs the opening lead.  (South may consider a Lightner Double but the auction doesn't suggest that South has a club void.) At the actual table one, East ruffed the spade in dummy and played the DA followed by the DQ covered by the DK.  Covering was a clear error.  Assume that either defender is capable of ducking the DQ in tempo (a "normal play" by South; a very nice play by North but one that I believe some of my kids are capable of making. Tempo has no meaning for these kids - they all play every card at the speed of light.)

"We" appreciate your thoughts. I have already told my kids that I had thoughts on this board but I didn't have all the answers and I would be posting it on Bridgewinners to get the thoughts of others.

Please select up to 4 choices.

North should pass 1H but can double after (1H)-(2D)-(2H)
North should pass 1H and pass after (1H)-(2D)-(2H)
North should DBL 1H
North should bid 1S over 1H
North should bid 2C over 1H
East should RDB
East should bid 2C showing D's over 1H but a rebid of 3C after South's bid of 2S is not forcing
East should bid 2C showing D's over 1H and a rebid of 3C after South's bid of 2S is forcing
South should bid 2S over the RDB
South should bid 3S over the RDB
South should bid 4S over the RDB
East should play the DA, followed by the DQ pitching a club, and a third diamond pitching a spade
East should play the DA, followed by ruffing a D, pulling trump and taking a club finesse followed by a diamond ruffing finesse
East should play the DQ, followed by ruffing a D, pulling trump and taking a club finesse followed by the DA and a diamond ruffing finesse
East should play the DA, followed by ruffing a D, ruffing a spade, and ruffing another D
Other

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