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Bas Van Der Hoek
Bas Van Der Hoek
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Bas Van Der Hoek's bidding problem: QJ9765 T732 --- AJ3
with that distribution (or a 2=3=6=2) partner will bid 3 and you will play the 6-2 fit rather than a shaky 4-3 fit.
Bas Van Der Hoek's bidding problem: QJ9765 T732 --- AJ3
All true. But another way to look at it: partner has 0-2 spades, and 0-3 clubs. Surely on average he has 9-plus red cards and my guess is that he has 4 or more hearts more often than not. In that case 3 will be a desirable contract. If ...
Marion Gebhardt's bidding problem: Kxxxx KJx xx KJx
In the modern fashion, the double is not strictly penalty in my view. I pass for want of anything better.
Bids in opponents suits
both natural is in the theory books. Playing that 2m is natural when opps play strong NT and artificial vs weak NT is a strain on the memory and is asking for trouble.
Artificial sandwich 1N
Here in Holland most play 1NT is 5 in the highest suit and 4 or 5 in the lowest. Double is 4-4 or 4-5 (lowest suit). In these days of light opening bids and responses on nothing I personally think that 1NT should show 15-18 balanced.
Is this a weak two in 1st/2nd seat in your preferred style
Passing this hand is bridge of the 70s.
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