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#1 User is offline   AL78 

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Posted 2021-August-27, 17:08

My RHO held this hand:

Q5
K
8632
AQT963

Teams, all vuln, his partner opens 1, he responded 2, his partner then bid 2, no opposition bidding. What would you now do?
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Posted 2021-August-27, 17:45

3D. I don't know what else I am supposed to do but describe my hand .
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Posted 2021-August-28, 00:31

10 card fit? which should play OK at the 4 level-3 splinter and partner can decide whether he has enough for game?
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Posted 2021-August-28, 02:03

View Postmw64ahw, on 2021-August-28, 00:31, said:

10 card fit? which should play OK at the 4 level-3 splinter and partner can decide whether he has enough for game?


Opener could have only five diamonds here, so can only guarantee a nine card fit minimum.
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Posted 2021-August-28, 05:16

View PostAL78, on 2021-August-27, 17:08, said:

My RHO held this hand:

Q5
K
8632
AQT963

Teams, all vuln, his partner opens 1, he responded 2, his partner then bid 2, no opposition bidding. What would you now do?


are you playing 2/1 here or another system? if 2/1 then 3
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Posted 2021-August-28, 05:22

I would bid an artificial GI+ 2 here (my partner hasn't even guaranteed 5 diamonds, a 4441 12-14 is still possible)
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Posted 2021-August-28, 06:01

My RHO decided to bid 5:



Unfortunately with me sitting with K4 under declarer and K75 there to be ruffed out or ruffing finessed, all we could do was cash our aces. 5= for a game swing out, no-one else bid game.
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Posted 2021-August-28, 06:05

AL78 'Teams, all vuln, What would you now do?'
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I rank
1. 5 = S/O Great shape but weak majors and minimum for a game force.
2. 3 = NAT.
3. 3N = NAT. Might lose the post-mortem but usually as good as any..
4. 4 = CUE. Overbid.

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Posted 2021-August-28, 06:13

View PostAL78, on 2021-August-28, 02:03, said:

Opener could have only five diamonds here, so can only guarantee a nine card fit minimum.

I keep forgetting that as I have a different approach where it counts for 6. Regardless I think 3 would still be my bid as I tend to take the MAFIA approach
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Posted 2021-August-28, 09:19

View PostAL78, on 2021-August-28, 06:01, said:

My RHO decided to bid 5:



Unfortunately with me sitting with K4 under declarer and K75 there to be ruffed out or ruffing finessed, all we could do was cash our aces. 5= for a game swing out, no-one else bid game.

Opponents make bad but winning calls quite often. Of course bad players make bad but losing calls even more often, which is a big reason why they are bad players.

Getting ‘fixed’ by bad bids or bad plays is part of the game, and a very important part. If all bad bids or plays led to bad results, there’d be far fewer players.

What is crucial, if you want to advance in the game, is to recognize that the fact that a bad action led to a good result for the actor does NOT make it a good action….an action you may emulate because you saw that it worked against you.

Winning bridge is largely a matter of minimizing errors, far more than it is about knowing how to plan and execute a crisis cross squeeze or a trump squeeze, etc.
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