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
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
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
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
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
MrQ: Good result but the bidding was a bit awkward and … risky? I didn’t want to just rebid 2D as I felt I need to force my partner to bid again. I was hoping she would rebid spades to show me 5 of them.
There were some amazing deals this week and I have selected one that I will be featuring in the first chapter of my new series “Evil at the Bridge Table”. I will describe the play and then set you another problem to solve. Board 4
Bidding: S opens 1NT – West doubles – All Pass MrQ: This deal reminded me of similar situation I was in a few weeks back – not as a doubler but as the partner of the doubler sitting with 11 HCP balanced vul against non-vul.
MrQ: South’s negative double and then 2S bid confused me. I passed expecting South to have at least 5 spades. South expected me to bid again. Was 2S by South forcing for 1 round? What should the bidding look like here? Guru: South’s double followed by
My experience tells me that great defence will always win over good declarer play. But can great defence beat brilliant declarer play? That is the question. I give you this deal because on the surface it looks like great defence can defeat a very good