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Board#18 10/01/2019

“First” Slam with Polish Club

MrQ: This hand was played against us by NS in 3NT after my partner opened 2S and North bid 3NT. We have been investigating Polish Club bidding system recently and this one beautifully bids to 6H – if West doesn’t open, North opens 1C (in

Board#19PM Xmas Cheer 2018

Won’t Come Up for Another 10 Years

MrQ: Bidding was: 2C-2D-2H-4H-PASS. How would you bid it? Would you bid it to slam? If so, which one? With Evil bidding this would be: 1C-1D(0-5)-1H(20+)-1S(0-3)-2C(GF)-2D(utter crap: 0-1) or maybe 2S (five to jack and singleton club is worth more than utter crap) and then

Bidding#14 11/11/2018

Evil Bidding is Awesome

MrQ: Which slam and how to bid it here? I bid 4C (4th suit) hoping that East will go back to spades so that I can key card ask for king of spades but it didn’t happen. I had to choose between 6D, 6S and 6NT

Board#22 07/11/2018

Not an Easy Slam to Bid

MrQ: Would you bid small slam in clubs? How? I guess after South’s 1C opening, North could go 3H (double jump shift) to show splinter (void or non-ace singleton and opening hand), but what should South bid then to show 1st round of control? Omit

Board#11 Paraparaumu Multigrade 2018

Would You Bid Grand Slam?

Bidding: South opens 1C – (1S) – 2H; 3C – 3S; 3NT – 4C; 5C – 6C; all pass MrQ: How would you bid this slam? Would you bid grand slam? Which one? North’s thinking was that after my 3NT we are in Game Force

Bidding#18 11/09/2018

More Trust in Partner

MrQ: Maybe I shouldn’t double not being particularly strong but I thought that I am showing diamonds and partial support for hearts and asking West to bid again (any 2-level rebid was cool with me). 3C rebid showed me only 10-11 points with club support

Bidding#17 11/09/2018

No Need for 2 Stoppers

MrQ: Interesting 3NT bid from South with only 1 spade stopper over 2S weak overcall … anyway the moment West leads 5 of spades NS makes 5NT. Was it the best lead considering that South most likely showed 2 stoppers in spades? I think I

Board#13 PM Victoria Junior 2018

(Un)lucky Board#13

Bidding: North opens 1C – all pass MrQ: I passed North’s 1C which ended up to be 4 light and bottom board. Should I bid something/rescue thinking that we will eventually find a fit in a non-club suit? So bid 1S and rebid 2H and

Board#3 13/09/2018

Obvious Bid

Bidding: North opens 1H – 1S; 2C – 2D; 2H – all pass MrQ: Shouldn’t North bid 2S instead of 2H? When South rebids 2D (whether natural or forcing), South pretty much denies 3-card heart support so North knows that there is at most 5-2

Bidding#18 13/09/2018

Boils Down to Hand Evaluation

MrQ: I don’t think 2NT rebid from East was good. With this kind of bidding from opposition (who showed something like 18+ points – although you never know as you can see) I expected East to have pretty strong hand (17 or good 16) and