Lest you should think that I am too fixated on slams, let me assure you that I am. They are fun to bid and fun to play. But the main reason that I am writing this deal up is this: One week ago I wrote
Board 21 from Thursday 8/03/2018 Dealer N NS Vul Would you open the East hand a weak 2♠? Would you open it ONE spade? If East opened 2♠, what would you do as West? There were a number of different contracts, from 2♠ to 3♣
Bidding: N opened 1♥ – 2♦ – 2♠ – 3♦ – 4NT – 5♣ – 5♦ – all pass MrQ: I presume there are ways to show void in clubs and singleton in spades? You were in 6♦. Guru: Yes, we were in 6♦ but
Bidding: N opened 1♥ – 2♣ – 3♥ – 3NT – all pass MrQ: Should North rebid something else instead of 3♥ to show strength and maybe investigate slam (you were in 6NT)? Why did South bid 3NT after 3♥ (showing 6+ hearts) not 4♥?
From Thursday 1/3/18. A number of quite amazing hands this week, I really don’t know which to report. We’ve had quite a few discussions on slams, so maybe this week we’ll talk about something different, a hand which was very competitive in nature and also
It seems that in this super modern age of bridge the penalty double is obsolete.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
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?
Do you play Precision? If not, have your ever thought of taking up the “Big Club” system? It definitely has a lot of merit if you want to try it. Let me give you a bidding problem which I encountered this Thursday before I tell
Guru: Why 4♠ and not 3NT? MrQ: The moment we left that table my partner said he should have bid 3NT (instead of 4♠) which would mean for me that he’s got enough points for us to be in game (because I already showed 6-9
As long as you know how to bid a slam, there is usually no need to bid a grand slam in a normal match-point session, especially on club nights. But nevertheless does it not feel great when you do bid and make a grand slam?