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Craig Zastera
Craig Zastera
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June 28, 2012
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Eric Sieg's bidding problem: KT2 43 AKQ76 AQ2
Why can't the deal be something like: LHO: AQJxxxxx-AQx-x-x RHO: x-Kxx-xx-KJTxxxx pard: x-Jxxxx-Jxxxx-xx or LHO can have all 3 high hearts--(4) makes either way If the lay-out is something like this, then we should be taking a sac in 5--down only 1 on these layouts. Maybe ...
ATB: In competition, how much do you need to support partner's 2-level overcall?
Even without discussion, I would not think 3 is natural on this auction. It is not logical for a hand that could not introduce s at the 1 level (over (1)) would be introducing that suit now *unless it is to show spade support*. My only question is ...
Robin Barker's bidding problem: A98542 K76 84 J3
This depends on detailed slam agreements. One could argue that it is more important for opener to show an unexpected trick source (like H:AQJTx) then to simply cue-bid a minor suit control. I think there is a lot of merit to playing that after responder's 3 transfer ...
Robin Barker's bidding problem: A98542 K76 84 J3
Really? Partner couldn't possibly have something like: KQJ-AQJTx-AKQ-Qx ? Doesn't seem right to me for the weak hand with two uncontrolled suits to take over with 4NT.
ATB: In competition, how much do you need to support partner's 2-level overcall?
Declarer doesn't even need to underlead dummy's A--A and another club will suffice. Of course, in real life North will always start with a high . Now, even if he finds a shift at trick 2, declarer just wins cheaply in dummy and leads a trump--no ...
Jyri Tamminen's bidding problem: A42 A32 KQJT KQ2
I see nothing special about our auction that virtually all other real pairs won't have. Seems like 1-2 (maybe GF)-3 will be an almost universal start. In my (and many) partnerships, after .. 4-4 should show 2/3 top honors. Some pairs may reach ...
Jyri Tamminen's bidding problem: AJT54 K76 AQJ87 ---
Originally picked a too conservative 4. I liked 4, but was worried that if partner continued with 4 (natural), he might think 4 by me would be Kickback for diamonds or just a heart cue-bid. But upon reflection, I think that 4 now and then ...
Robin Barker's bidding problem: A98542 K76 84 J3
Partner must have 3 s, 5 s and a very good hand (e.g. more like 24 than 22) since we have not promised any values at all in our bidding to this point and partner has forced to 4M. Thus, it is clear to make a slam try. 5 ...
Mark Jones's bidding problem: AT6 --- AKQ84 AKJ97
I pass 6 to show 1st round control and invite 7. Also has the benefit of allowing partner to double for penalties (which bidding 7 myself would preclude).
ATB: In competition, how much do you need to support partner's 2-level overcall?
South's 3 seems 100% clear-cut to me. I do not consider it to be an overbid at all. Of course, he *could* have more, but his actual hand is totally within range for his competitive 3, particularly NV and playing matchpoints. He expects his partner to have ...
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