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Rigid Guidelines for eVil Twos

MrQ: Was it unreasonable to double 4♣? My thinking was: East showed me 9-11 points in diamonds and hearts so at least AQ or even AK in diamonds, even if AQ hoping K is in North’s hand to lead through it. 3 aces = 3

Board#3 04/04/2018

Simple Signalling

Contract: 4S by South; West to lead. MrQ: I led AK of hearts and my partner signalled 76. We play reverse attitude so I was expecting 6 and then 7 to encourage me to lead 3 round of hearts. Explanation from East was that it

Board#2 04/04/2018

2NT with 10 Points?

Bidding: West opens 1♠ – 2NT – 3♠ – all pass MrQ: We ended up in a good contract but shouldn’t East bid 2♣ rather than 2NT (with only 10 points)? I would rebid diamonds and most likely that’s where we would end up. Makeable

Bidding#5 20/03/2018

TNT Clarified

MrQ: Was there anything we could have done here? Like maybe East supporting spades with only 3 of them? Guru: Yes, as East I would have raised to 2♠ even though I might expect South to have four of them for the double. Depends on

Board#13 20/03/2018

Game in NT or Major?

Bidding: North opens 1♣ – 1♠ – 2♦ – 3NT – all pass MrQ: Could South have bid 3♠ instead of 3NT to show 6 card spade suit, just in case there was a fit in spades? Guru: South’s 3NT bid is a terrible bid.

Board#3 20/03/2018

Too Fixated on Points

Bidding: West opens 1♥ – (X) – 2NT* – 3♦ – 3♥ – 4♥ – all pass (*Truscott) MrQ: Obviously I forgot we were playing Truscott and interpreted East’s 2NT as denying 4-card major and 11-12 points. I rebid diamonds to show 5 hearts. If

Board#24 22/03/2018

Disliking Hamilton

Bidding: East opens 1NT – (2D*) – all pass (*Hamilton showing 4+/4+ in majors) Guru: I have noted Board#24 where you might have done better in the bidding, do you have any ideas yourself about what went wrong and what should have happened? MrQ: I am starting

Board#12 22/03/2018

Weak Stayman as Better Option

Bidding: North opens 1NT – 2♦ – all pass Guru: I have noted Board#12 where you might have done better in the bidding, do you have any ideas yourself about what went wrong and what should have happened? MrQ: Weak takeout to diamonds (that’s what I

Board#10 27/03/2018

Sleepless Night

Bidding: S opens 1♥ – 1♠ – 3♥ – 3NT – 4♥ – all pass MrQ: I have not been sleeping all night because of this board especially because it was our last board of the evening and the result was miserable. I guess both

Bidding#15 13/03/2018

Another Sacrifice

MrQ: Should East raise it to 4♠ preemptively? Wouldn’t S bid to 5♦ anyway? You guys doubled 4♠, didn’t bid 5♦. Guru: Yes, East should bid 4♠ every time when West bids 3♠ and that is not necessarily preemptive since there is a TEN card