This seemingly easy bidding problem seems to have been not so easy for five out of every six NS pairs in the field of 192. Board 5 from Wednesday 6/02/2019. Dealer N NS Vul After two passes, South would open 1C and West overcall 1S.
Some points of interest from this fairly innocuous looking deal. They are worth discussing. Board 4 from Thursday 20/09/2018 Dealer W All Vul Firstly, would you open the West hand? I know a number of people did open 1C. I wouldn’t, it’s just asking for
MrQ: Should East just rebid 2D? 3D is game force and showing more like 18/19 points so West is pushed to bid 4D. Guru: Where on earth did East’s 3D come from? A simple reverse to 2D should be enough to interest West who of
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.
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: W opens 1♦ – 1♠ – 1NT – 2♠ – all pass Guru: When West rebids 1NT, East should pass. MrQ: Yes, I (East) should have passed 1NT rebid. Shouldn’t W rebid 2♥ – reverse with 17HCP and 4 hearts – instead of 1NT?