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Double is a sure plus, and bidding 6D may or may not make. Now, even if we can make 5D, the 4Sx may score well if others do bid on to 6D.
I will just take my plus.
Also, I expect that I'm not the only one in the room facing this problem
July 11, 2013
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No defense = 2H opener.
In my younger days I would have said it's in between 1H and 2H, but I've learned that there shouldn't be much if anything in between. Change CK to CA and it's an easy 1H opener in my book.
July 11, 2013
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I don't see how doubling, then bidding spades and next hearts is any worse than bidding spades right away. The risk is you double and LHO jumps to 5 min. So. Just bid 5S in that case.
July 11, 2013
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I tend to agree. This agreement was suggested by a different partner of mine, and we haven't gotten around to changing it. I do like the 4N as a two-suiter.
July 6, 2013
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I believe Hardy states that 4C in this sequence shows a weak hand with doubt about no trump. I must be the only one who reads Hardy or perhaps I am mis-remembering
July 5, 2013
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I am bidding 2D followed by 4S over almost any non spade bid. If partner bids 2S (as he/she should with the above hand), then I can bid 3C and then 4D, and hopefully partner cooperates by bidding the HA at some point. I don't know if this gets us to slam or not, but at least it's better than the direct 4S. As they say, “What's the hurry?”
July 1, 2013
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Your line is better. My line I won 4C, 7S (two H ruffs in short hand), and 1D. That makes 12.
June 4, 2013
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I think 4C is a fine alternative, but I did want to express my spade support.
June 4, 2013
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I'm afraid 4S may be passed. I think I am too strong and remember that we are in GF so 3S then 5S should be stronger than 4S directly.
June 4, 2013
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I don't believe I have limited my hand. Both 2N and 3S were forcing, whereas 3N or 4S at either point would not have been forcing.
June 4, 2013
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You really need 4 club tricks, so play small and try the finesse next time in case RHO started with stiff J
June 3, 2013
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Win and draw last trump if both followed. Now i'm playing for overtrick. If S started with KQxx of spades, then I play CQ, trying to build an entry, or perhaps ruff a C later in dummy.
May 16, 2013
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I think small club toward the 10. Now I can afford to lose 1 spade in addition to the diamond and the club. I'll hope N started with Hx in spades and S has CK
May 16, 2013
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I might try the D7. Now if S ducks the DA (isn't the D7 a singleton?), then the diamond loser goes away. If defense wins the A and is smart enough to play another diamond, then my ruse has failed.
May 15, 2013
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I hate to pass with this much power, and the primary honors suggest suit play, so 1H seems the least of the bad options.
May 10, 2013
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West had three chances to take a call, and got them all horribly wrong. 4H is terrible, the pull of the double is worse, and even trying 6D over 5H might be better than pass, but the damage has already been done.
March 6, 2013
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I voted do what is right because if partner really wanted to take out, he can bid 2N instead of the second double. Hard to imagine that being natural
March 5, 2013
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I think 4H is the bid. If I bid 2H and they get to 4S, now my partner is going to double thinking that I might have defense.
4H is a much clearer description of the hand.
Aug. 16, 2012
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4N has to show a strong hand with minors. If partner is alert, he/she can bid either 5 or 6. I don't really see a reason to go slow here since this bid describes my hand so well.
July 20, 2012
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I start with 4D then bid 5H, hopefully showing splinter and 1st rd control of hearts. Let partner figure out that I have one loser when I bid 6S over a 5S signoff.
July 17, 2012
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