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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

Bidding#6 13/03/2018

Just Suit Preference

MrQ: 2♥ bid just shows suit preference, might not even have support, South shouldn’t have invited even with void in spades, right? Guru: Indeed, a void in partner’s suit is usually a liability when they can only show preference for your suit. Should have been

Bidding#1 13/03/2018

(Would Be) Good Sacrifice

MrQ: Should North bid to 5♥ or South already had all the information from North showed by 2♥? South accepted 3♠ underbid to bid 4♥ to show that she is happy to bid up to 4♥. You guys bid to 5♥. Guru: Yes, 3♠ was

Board#6 16/03/2018

My First Interclub

Bidding: S opens 1♥ – 2♣ – 2♥ – 2♠ – 3♥ – 4♥ – all pass MrQ: 2♠ by North – is it a reverse? North still bids on the same level (2-level) … Guru: 2♠ by North is a responder’s reverse, enough to

Bidding#18 06/03/2018

Useful Jump Shift from Responder

MrQ: I simply didn’t know how to show strength with my rebid. I guess what I should have done is jump shift (which we have not agreed with my partner on how we play it) to 2♠ on my first bid to show good 5+

Bidding#17 27022018

Use TNT Rule while Competing

MrQ: Should/Could W compete to 4♦? Guru: Yes. Too big a fit not to bid 4♦ but doubling 3♥ is an option, with three certain tricks and the ♦A a possible but not certain trick. The Total Number of Tricks (TNT) Rule says ten trumps