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Board#23 08/11/2018

Two Questions …

This week, instead of offering my opinion, I will reproduce two deals and ask some questions instead, and would be very interested to get some answers. Board 8 from Thursday 8/11/2018 Dealer W Nil Vul Q: If West opens 1C, how do so many EW

Board#22 PM Wellington Junior 2018

Sure Plus vs Possible Minus

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.

Board#6 02/09/2018

Double Twice is The Answer

Bidding: East opens 1D – 1S – (X); 3S – ALL PASS MrQ: I guess North had 3 options after 3S: PASS, X, 4H. Which one do you think is the most reasonable? I think I would double for takeout (having all other suits covered)

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Another Trick

You might be interested in the attached story. I could call it “How to lose at Rubber Bridge”. Some of you will be taking part in the Rubber Bridge NZ wide competition but even if not you may be interested in this story. It will

A Joy Forever

This deal makes for a story of great beauty. Board 19 from Thursday 25/05/2018 Dealer S EW Vul We played a Howell movement which I, personally, dislike intensely. But here we were, like it or not. When we came to my wife’s table and sat

Board#16 17/05/2018

How Can You Argue With Success?

Another weak 1NT opening but I wonder how many people know what they could, or should, do. I would think that most Wests opened 1NT and most Norths doubled. Most Easts would then bid 2C which should be a weak takeout and not Stayman. Most

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#13 22/02/2018

Double Trouble

It seems that in this super modern age of bridge the penalty double is obsolete. But surely most of us still play the double of a weak 1NT opening as basically a PENALTY double? What do you need to double a 1NT opening? I go