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Partner bid 4 here which I think is reasonable. Later one of the opponents, who is a very strong player, suggested that 4 was an overbid. I just wanted to get input from the community.
FWIW the field was in 4 -1 except one pair who went +140.
Jan. 10, 2018
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For the 5 bidders: Are you planning to bid 6 over 6? In fact, 6 turns out to be a good sac (-500) even against 5 (-620).
Jan. 10, 2018
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Pass looks right to me. 3 is down 1 and 3 is also down 1.
Jan. 10, 2018
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I thought at least *somebody* would double here. My partner chose pass as well, and +100 didn't score too well when we can make a likely +170 if they let us play.
My hand was K4 AQ10763 73 652
Jan. 10, 2018
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I'm pretty sure BWs own Eugene Hung was on Jeopardy as well.
Jan. 8, 2018
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I'm starting with 2 and then bidding some number of depending on what partner does next.
Jan. 2, 2018
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This is an interesting question. A direct raise with 3 card support is definitely possible with this partner.
Dec. 15, 2017
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Sorry I had the wrong auction. Responder bid 2, not 3.
Dec. 14, 2017
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I appreciate the expectation that we have enough for game, but what is N supposed to bid after the double holding:
Q10xx 98x Kxx Jxx? And would that be enough for game?
Nov. 30, 2017
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I think East's failure to double shows a maximum of three spades. I would have cashed KJ at Tricks 3 and 4. Then play 3 rds of spades ending in hand, and if they were 3-3 you are good and if not then ruff one in dummy with 8. Cash A and you have 3 spades, 1 diamond, and 6 heart tricks.
If E in fact started with 4 spades then I pay off.
Nov. 20, 2017
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Pretty much 50-50. I passed for +180. At the other table it was 2, raised to 3, for +150.
Responder held 3343 10-count including KJx. I don't remember the rest but 9 tricks were easy on any lead.
Some suggested that after 2 responder should have bid 2NT which would have gotten them to 3NT.
Nov. 16, 2017
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A lot of sympathy for the bidders. At the table, this hand bid 3. I was N and rebid 3, and then my partner loved his 9-count with AJ and bid 4 making 5. I held AQ10xx Q108xxx Jx void
Nov. 16, 2017
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Like the majority, I chose 2 with this hand. Then my LHO bid 4 passed back to me. I didn't like any of my options now and was wondering if I should have started with 3 or something different to better describe this hand.
Nov. 15, 2017
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W is the only player who passed after both of the opponents' hands were known to be limited. I think either hand could bid in the pass out seat, but E coming in a live auction is dangerous.
Nov. 8, 2017
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Yes your point is well taken. E played 2 at T1 Standard count and attitude.
Oct. 27, 2017
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3NT could work if partner has a diamond card OR if the suit blocks OR if LHO has a void. But I still double and if partner bids 4 I guess I just have to pass.
Oct. 24, 2017
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It looks like double but what do I do when partner bids 4? I can't really correct to 4NT, so I'll avoid that problem by bidding 3NT now.
Oct. 12, 2017
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I played a 12-board speedball on BBO a couple years ago where we defended all 12 boards, and I am pretty sure we just passed on about 10 of them.
Oct. 12, 2017
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I voted step but I've been playing a modified step where 2D is 0-1 ctrl and 0-4 HCP, 2H is 0-1 ctrl and 5+ HCP, and up from there.
I like steps but I seem to be in the minority at least in my bride community.
Oct. 12, 2017
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Maybe opening 1 is fine as long as your rebid is in partner's 5-card suit.
Oct. 5, 2017
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