Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Selena Pepić
1 2 3 4
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Opener is AQxxx Q Qxxxx Jx opposite Txx Axxx x Kxxxx so double dummy there is 3. There is also 3.
Nov. 16
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Sorry, I changed.
Nov. 16
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
-Double is not strong, w/o 3 hearts, most probably 0/1 hearts. No 10 cards in minors. Kind of balanced without hearts.

-4NT would be pick a game from some two. So on 5 I can bid 5 which would be 6-4, and 5 directly would be 5-5.

-What is auto-forcing? If LHO bids, it is NF. So we can stop in either clubs or hearts under the game here.

-Yes. That is reason why 5 doesn't make. Diamonds are 4-1 and hearts 4-2 so player can ruff a diamond from T9xx. If he doesn't it goes on clubs which are 3-2.
Nov. 5
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I think that the last line shows how many people voted so far.
Oct. 31
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I think adding one more option is the only way to fix the first one. As for the second problem I don't think there is a way.
Oct. 31
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Yes, I did not state my arguments for bidding redouble, you are right and I do have more information. I still think partner should always bid 3 with 5 clubs when I redouble. What I wanted to say is that I know that partner will never bid 1NT had, even if I don't know what is the lower bound for my opponents points.

With your second point I completely agree, that is why I don't want to guess if my partner has 3 or 5 clubs and my opponent bid 2 just to put us level up possibly.

When I say no special meaning, I thought about “no special meaning except what is usual”. I am not sure that this is usual, but I can make another poll. What would you bid on 2?

I think that north might double with some of 6331 hands as well as that south may bid 2 with let's say Kx xxxx xxx xxxx. I am not saying it is usual, I am just saying that it is possible. I am talking about them not having fit and their final contracts being 2 and 2.
Oct. 9
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I agree with idea that redouble should be clear but I thought this redouble is clear. The thing is that I am still not sure neither that partner bids 3 always with four cards nor that my partner still can't have something like 6133 and absolute zero. The longer the spades are, the greater probability that he could pass 1 doubled with good spades and hand like this so I expect to see AKQJx in dummy. Also if south has something like 2434 I would expect him to bid 2 with zero.

Actual board was:

N: AKQxx A9x Kx Q9x
S: Jxx QJxxx xxx Jx

So 2 is making on a heart lead. Or you do blame your partner for not bidding 3 (or not leading spade/diamond).
Oct. 9
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
For me 1NT seems like impossible bid. Double from north is likely to be 16+, knowing my RHO really well, she probably has 18+ (:

So imo probability that partner has more than 4-5 points tends to zero, especially when partner is a conservative player as mine was.

I didn't like 3 bid immediately as partner can easily have 6223, and 3 doesn't promise any points. I didn't like 2 as I don't feel that strong (yes, sounds impossible when you have my hand).

In that moment I supposed rdbl shows that I can stand playing 2 (I don't think that I can but I wanted to show that) and that I have points so partner can decide what is right. I think redoubles shows close to what I have and 2 can be from 3 to 5 cards so I am asking partner to bid with 5, decide with 4 and pass with 3.
Oct. 9
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I completely agree.
Oct. 6
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Michal, I only said that with 4 spades and 5-6 clubs South can start with double. I think a lot of people use this approach. And I didn't say everything is forcing, but everything is forcing after partner bids 3.
Oct. 4
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I thought you play something like that but what do you do with 1363 without a heart stopper or too strong hand to bid 3NT, no solid diamonds. If you start with 3, what does partner do with 4324 and no heart stopper as well?
Oct. 4
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I am not the one supporting that x promises 4 cards, but the other method has as many disadvantages as this one.
Oct. 4
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I agree with that, but does any of those bids set diamonds as trumps?
Oct. 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I have the same question for you as I mentioned above, how do you bid hand A xxx AKT9xx AQx opposite KJTx x(x) Qx(x) Kxxxx 4135 or 4225?
Oct. 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I disagree. If South begins with 3 should North bid 3NT with both heart stopper and 4 spades or 3? If he bids 3 partner will not bid 3NT without a stopper. This also answers your second question. If he has Qx or Qxx in diamonds and 5 clubs and if he can't be sure about number of diamonds his partner has, why would he bid 4 rather than showing a 5 card suit in which they might have fit.
Oct. 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I agree with first part. And when I wrote last train for spades I thought it is obvious that I mean spades/diamonds or clubs as diamonds and clubs are two other options.
Oct. 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Yes, I will probably put that as a next problem. I was thinking if someone plays this as a pass because double posts problem with 3-P-P which I don't know how to solve (in this situation 3 comes as only option I like for those who play 3/3 as 5+ cards in hearts GF but in this situation there is option on third level, in others not really).
Oct. 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Yes, I knew you would say that. That's why I offered other hand. I mean I am trying to find out what is difference between bidding 4 on double and 3 followed by 4. I don't think both should be “really good diamonds”.
Oct. 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
What should North bid with x Axx AKT9xx AQx if partner can open any suit with 4-4 in minors or (as here he can try 3NT here) what should s/he bid with A xxx AKT9xx AQx?
Oct. 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
No kickback or minorwood available if that is a question. 4 would probably be singleton, void or strong hand.
Sept. 23
1 2 3 4
.

Bottom Home Top