Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
Lesson Type: Competitive bidding

 

Dlr: East
Vul: EW
 
 
  5
  AK764
  A10854
 103
 
 
 
 
   KJ962
   Q982
   76
   95
  AQ10873
  5
  QJ 
  AKQ4
 
 
 
 
  4
  J103
  K932
  J8762
 
 
 
 

 

 East  South  West  North
 1S  Pass  4S  4NT
 Pass  5C  Pass  5D
 5S  Pass  Pass  Pass
Opening Lead  Heart Jack

 

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Question:  I held: 

                        6

                        75

                        976

                        AKQ10875

        My right hand opponent opened 1 club. i passed as did my left hand opponent. My partner bid 1 spade and I responded 2 clubs. Partner bid 2 spades and I passed. We could have made game in spades or no trump. What should I have done?

Answer: None of your bids described your hand. Your 2 club bid showed a limit raise of partner's spade suit. Your best bid was to say 3 clubs over the one club bid. Overcalling 3 of the opener's minor is natural. Opener probably only has a 3 card suit when you have 7 of them. Maybe partner could bid 3 no trump now, which you should be happy to pass.

 

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                 You have:  

                     AJ975

                     AK64

                     64

                     76

          With both sides vulnerable you open 1 spade. Left hand opponent doubles and partner redoubles. Right hand opponent passes. You bid...?

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