Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
Lesson Type: Declarer play

 

Dlr: South
Vul: EW
 
 
  A863
  743
  952
  1065
 
 
 
 
   J954
   2
   J1086 
   KQJ3
  Q107
  J1098
  43  
  A972
 
 
 
 
  K2
  AKQ65
  AKQ7  
  84
 
 
 
 

 

 South  West  North  East
 1H  Pass  2H  Pass
 4H  Pass  Pass  Pass
       
Opening Lead  Club King

 

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Question:  I held: 

                        K74

                        AKQJ1076

                        Void

                        K65

            In a duplicate with both sides vulnerable my right hand opponent opened 1 club. I doubled and my left hand opponent bid 1 heart!!! My partner bids 2 diamonds and the opener bid 3 clubs. I bid 3 hearts, which was doubled. My partner bid 4 diamonds, which also was doubled. I passed and he went for 1400. What should have happened?

Answer: I hope your partner restrained himself from acting out any violent thoughts he was having. Your double sent this auction downhill in a hurry. A simple 4 heart overcall seems right. At least partner will know the nature of your hand, which is the general idea.

 

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               You have:

                     Q6

                     K9865

                     87

                     KQ76

              Partner opens 1 diamond. Right hand opponent overcalls 1 no trump. You double ( penalty). Left hand opponent bids 2 hearts as a transfer. Partner passes and right hand opponent bids 2 spades. You bid...?

              

               

 

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