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Board#8 15/04/2018

If Only We Played Evil Twos …

Bidding: West opened 1NT – all pass. MrQ: Because we play Hamilton we couldn’t do anything here. If we played Evil 2s South could have overcalled 2♦ showing diamonds and hearts. What should North do then? Fix it to 2♥ following the logic: we have

Bidding#7 15/04/2018

Diagnosed Singleton Spade

MrQ: Maybe not entirely strong enough to bid 2♥ if I followed the Rule of 2,3,4 … should North just bid 4♥ straight away? Guru: If you’re playing ordinary weak twos South’s opening is perfectly OK. When EW bid to 3S I think North should bid

Board#22 15/04/2018

Clear Cut at Teams

  Bidding: North opens 1♥ – 1NT – 3♥ – all pass MrQ: Could/Should South bid anything after 3♥ from North? Guru: The bidding would show a very good heart suit and inviting game. South’s AK in diamonds may be good enough to bid 4♥, a

Bidding#24 06/04/2018

Forcing to Game

MrQ: 3♣ was actually Checkback Stayman and West should have responded 3♠ to show 5 spades (and lack of 4 hearts – as we play it) but East thought 3♣ is natural. Anyway Checkback Stayman would work here. But if we didn’t play Checkback Stayman

Board#23 06/04/2018

Transfers after 2NT

MrQ: This was opponents playing but they ended up in 4♥ with 5-2 fit. We concluded with my partner that in this situation (assuming that any response from North is showing 4/5+ points) South should have bid 3NT to show North that they have doubleton

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#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