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Posted 2021-August-28, 02:52

East
J9
Q98763
T3
J83

Teams, red against green:



I didn't think my hand was good enough for an unfavourable weak two opening. System 5CM, strong NT, direct raises in competition are weak(ish), bidding to the fit. Your call?
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Posted 2021-August-28, 03:27

4H? I've got six of them and no reason to overthink the hand. Even something as simple as

AKxxx
AKxx
xxx
x

is making 10 tricks.
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Posted 2021-August-28, 03:45

put me down for 4H too.
"definitely that's what I like to play when I'm playing standard - I want to be able to bid diamonds because bidding good suits is important in bridge" - Meckstroth's opinion on weak 2 diamond
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Posted 2021-August-28, 05:20

me also 4. it could go down but partner has bid 2 after you have passed as east. must have some good beans to do this vulnerable
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Posted 2021-August-28, 06:14

Looks like I was on the conservative side. I only bid 3 on fear of having no defence and possibly pushing them into a making game. This is what happened:



+190 when I led a spade instead of a heart was not a success story for them. Our teammates auction was a little more aggressive:



A nice swing our way, very lucky South was incredibly passive, North is normally a very aggressive player.
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Posted 2021-August-28, 06:26

If you were on the conservative side, what was South, comatose?
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Posted 2021-August-28, 06:30

 pescetom, on 2021-August-28, 06:26, said:

If you were on the conservative side, what was South, comatose?


I know the South player and partnered her prior to COVID, and to be fair to her, she has been having a rough time recently, which may have affected her bridge.
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